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|Latin: Centro Colegio de Pilipinas|
|Type||Private College, Non-sectarian|
|Established||January 18, 1954|
|Chairman||Joaquin G. Bernas|
|President||Crispino P. Reyes|
|Salvador San Juan|
|Location||54-73 Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines|
Crimson and Gold
|Affiliations||Colleges and Universities Sports Association|
|Sports||Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Karate|
The Central Colleges of the Philippines (Filipino: Kolehiyong Sentral ng Pilipinas) also known as (CCP) is a coeducational educational institution located in Dona Imelda, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Formerly known as the Polytechnic Colleges of the Philippines, CCP was established on January 18, 1954 with an enrollment of 300 students. CCP has eleven academic programs or colleges at present.
Central Colleges of the Philippines started its operations upon its establishment on January 18, 1954 with an enrollment of 300 students. It was then known as the Polytechnic Colleges of the Philippines. It was established by a group of prominent educators: Inventor and Mechanical Engr. Manuel Incio Felizardo; DPWH Secretary during President Ramon Magsaysay, Inventor and Mechanical Engr. Vicente Ylagan Orosa Sr. (sister of Army Capt. and First Filipina Pharmaceutical Maria Y. Orosa) Inventor and Electronic and Communication Engr. Ciriaco Ygnacio Coronel; Emilio M. Javier, a graduate of Silliman University Bachelor of Arts in 1915, admitted to Integrated Bar of the Philippines in July 1919 and obtained his S.J.D. in Jurisprudence from University of Michigan in 1932 and founding dean of Silliman University College of Law in 1935 and past vice-president candidate and running mate of Emilio Aguinaldo during first election of the commonwealth of the Philippines against Manuel L. Quezon; Professor and Engr. Gonzalo T. Vales, a graduate of Bachelor in Civil Engineering University of Southern California in 1917 (he is the niece of Evelyn Armanda Vales, First Filipina Graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from USC in 1958) and Bachelor of Arts from Silliman University in 1913, co-founder and founding dean of Mapua Institute of Technology in 1925-1953 with Arch. Tomas B. Mapua, one of the founder and founding president 1953-69 and past dean of College of Engineering. In 1960, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business Administration were established.
In 1969, Civil Engr. and Educator Dr. Hermenegildo R. Reyes past dean of the FEU Institute of Technology succeeded by his grandnephew Nicanor M. Reyes Jr., a past regent of UP Board of Regent in 1962, past president of University of the Philippines Alumni Association, founding president of UP Alumni Engineers in 1945-47 and past president Upsilon Beta Phi Alumni and past president of Philippine Chamber of Commerces, founder of HR Reyes Construction and graduate of University of the Philippines Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) 1928, School Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Hermenegildo R. Reyes a nephew of Educator Dr. Nicanor Reyes Sr. founding president of Far Eastern University, born to Don Paulino Z. Reyes and Dona Marcela S. Reyes. His paternal grandparent Numeriano Somo Reyes and Rosario Zuniga-Reyes. In January 1971, Dr. Reyes, renamed the corporate name of the school from Polytechnic Colleges of the Philippines to Central Colleges of the Philippines. More degree programs were added, such as Secretarial Administration, Agricultural Business Management, and Doctor of Optometry being offered during the tenure of Dr. Reyes. He held his position in 1969-1982 until his death. His son, Ateneo and UP Law Professorial Lecturer for 1964-1991 Atty. Crispino P. Reyes a graduate of Bachelor of Law in Ateneo de Manila University and Master of Law in University of Michigan and admitted in Integrated Bar of the Philippines in July 1964; succeeded his position.
Central Colleges of the Philippines is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Philippine Association of Educators, and Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA Level 2 re-accreditation).
Majors in the Central Colleges of the Philippines include Accountancy, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Computer Studies, Education, Engineering, Nursing, Office Administration, and Optometry.
Architecture was first offered as a major in June 1953 as a part of the College of Engineering. In 1975, College of Architecture open to a maximum of 500 students and separated to college of engineering. It is housed in a Hermenegildo R. Reyes Hall that was completed in 1995. Sixteen faculty members teach the program. The degree earned is a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.
The degree earned at the College of Accountancy is a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.
Initially opened in school year 1960-1961, the College of Business Administration offers degree of Bachelor of Business Administration, major in Computer Management, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Economics, and Management.
The College of Computer Science prepares students for employment in a computer intensive field or graduate study. Three bachelor's degrees and one associate degree are offered including Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Management, and Associate in Computer Technology.
The College of Education offers majors in English, Filipino (Tagalog), History, and Mathematics.
The College of Nursing offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing, in which it was initially offered since school year 2003-2004. CCP has a five-storey nursing building that includes a nursing skills laboratory, mini hospital, and public health settings. There are classrooms and laboratories to facilitate the academic and hands on skills needed to learn anatomy, physiology, microbiology, parasitology, chemistry and physics.
The College of Office Administration has two levels of study. The two-year course provides the student with general knowledge of business principles and computer fundamental techniques to gain an entry-level position in office management. The degree obtained is Associate in Office Administration.
The four-year course provides the student with business principles geared toward an office management position. The degree earned is a Bachelor of Science in Office Administration.
The College of Optometry offers the degree program for Doctor of Optometry. Originally obtainable after 4 years of studies, its obtainability after 6 years of studies was started since school year 1998-1999.
The Graduate School of CCP was established in 1979. It offers four graduate programs: MBA, MPA, MAED and MAT, and has its own library. The School for Graduate Studies is headed by Dean Dr. Christopher Macabuhay, Ed.D., DPA, DBA. He is a banker, financial consultant and chairman of the board of Peoples Bank. Faculty members include Dr. Rodolfo John Ortiz Teope, Ph.D., Ed.D., DM is a public administrator and legislator, was a municipal councilor of San Mateo, Rizal, and assistant secretary of the Office of the President under Joseph Ejercito-Estrada Administration and 2012 outstanding professional awardee.
CCP has two campuses, the Main H.R. Campus and the extension campus.
The Main H.R. Campus houses the following.
The Extension Campus houses the Consorcia P. Reyes Hall, which houses the High School Department, College of Nursing, gym, and ELC (English Learning Center). It will house the College of Hotel and Restaurant Management and the College of Tourism in the future.
The men’s volleyball team won the 2005-2006 CUSA Volleyball Championship. They defeated St. Jude College 3-1 in a best of 3 finals. CCP has won 6 championships (1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2002-2003, and 2005-2006)
CCP Karate Club works under the Shotokan Karate International Federation (SKIF). The Karate team has been associated with SKIF since 1994. In 1992 the Karate Club won their first IWABUCHI CUP. From 1993-1994 the Karate Club won consecutive championships of the Private Schools Athletic Association.
CCP Cheering Squad won the back to back (2007 and 2008) at the National Cheerleading Championship held at the Philsports Arena. CCP won with just 0.5 advantage against the University of the Philippines. CCP Cheering Squad won the 2009 World Cup Cheerleading Champions held in Brisbane, Australia. CCP Cheering Squad won second place 2010 World Cup Cheerleading held in Australia.
CCP plans to join NCAA this coming 2010 waiting affirmations.
There are three (3) libraries in CCP: the Main Library (Antonino Z. Reyes Hall), Graduate Studies Library (Antonino Z. Reyes Hall), and the Nursing Library (Consorcia P. Reyes Hall or the Extension Campus).