September 5, 1994 – DO 64, s. 1994 – Standards and Implementing Guidelines for Aviation-Related Programs
To: Bureau Directors
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Heads of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities
- The inclosed standards as approved by this Office upon the recommendation of the Technical Panel for Engineering and Architecture Education, Bureau of Higher Education, embodies the general principles and guidelines for the establishment and operation of BS Aircraft Maintenance Technology, BS Avionics Technology, and BS Air Transportation programs.
- Each school offering aviation-related courses, in order to align its programs to the goals and mission of the institution and the nation, and to make aviation-related education responsive to the growing demands for manpower in the business and the industrial world should have:
- the built-in mechanism for a continuous self-assessment of its instructional research and extension services, capabilities and program thrusts; and
- the diverse flexibility and adaptability to improve its internal operation and curricular programs to meet the diverse needs of the students, the aviation-related profession and the nation.
- In its review and deliberation of seven (7) existing curricula of aviation-related courses, namely, BS Aircraft Technology, BS Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, BS Aviation Electronics Engineering, BS Aviation Electronics and Communications Engineering, BS Air Transport Engineering, BS Aviation, on Aviation-Related Programs officially created last October 6, 1989 by virtue of DECS Memorandum No. 273, s. 1989, streamlined the first six (6) curricula by consolidating these to only three (3), which are the standard ladderized programs of BS Aircraft Maintenance Technology, BS Avionics Technology, and BS Air Transportation. For the program BS Civil Aviation Major in Flying, a separate set of policies and standards will be formulated.
- This set of standards is a supplement to DECS Order No. 102, s. 1989 entitled “Revised Policies and Standards for Engineering Education” and covers the different aspects of BS Aircraft Maintenance Technology, BS Avionics Technology, and BS Air Transportation.
- Standard ladderized curricula for the three (3) aviation-related programs mentioned above shall be implemented according to the following schedule:
Curricular Year Implementing Year
First Year SY 1994-95
Second Year SY 1995-96
Third Year SY 1996-97
Fourth Year SY 1997-98
- All institutions concerned are hereby enjoined to revise and align curricula to conform and comply with the provisions and standard requirements set forth in these guidelines. These standard curricula shall be visibly posted at school bulletin boards for the information and guidance of students and the public before the start of the first semester of SY 1994-95.
- The following guidelines shall be observed for the purpose of implementation:
7.1 Recognized Programs
For all recognized aviation-related programs operating prior to the effectivity of this Order, the requirements shall be complied with according to the following schedules:
Deadline of Compliance Percentage Compliance
May 31, 1995 50%
May 31, 1996 75%
May 31, 1997 100%
On the basis of non-compliance with the requirements after the lapse of the prescribed grace period, the recognition shall be revoked and withdrawn and a temporary permit I-IV shall be issued for another academic year and the program shall be subsequently phased out. However, the DECS reserves the right to order the immediate closure of programs found grossly violating any or all of the provisions set forth in these guidelines.
7.2 Grant Recognition
Recognition of aviation-related programs shall be granted only to schools which have fully complied with all the requirements for all year levels.
For unrecognized aviation-related programs, upon denial of the application for recognition, a yearly renewal permit may be issued until SY 1995-1996 only. Full compliance should then be attained within said academic year, otherwise, no renewal permit shall be consequently issued and the program shall be phased out.
For incomplete programs I-III under permit, upon denial of the application for recognition, a renewal permit I-III may be issued for another academic year only. Full compliance should then be attained within the academic year, otherwise, no renewal permit shall be consequently issued and the programs shall be phased out.
7.2 Grant of Permit
Schools applying for permit to operate new aviation-related programs must have full compliance with the requirements for the corresponding year level applied for and for the next higher year level. If the application is denied, a renewal permit may be issued for another academic year only. Full compliance should then be attained for the new year level and the next higher year level within the academic year, otherwise, no renewal permit shall be consequently issued and the program shall be phased out.
- All orders and issuances inconsistent with this Order are hereby superseded, amended or modified accordingly.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
Incl.: As stated
Reference: DECS Order: (No. 102, s. 1989)
DECS Memorandum: (No. 273, s. 1989)
Allotment: 1-3-4—(M.O. 1-87)
To be indicated in the Perpetual Index under the following subjects:
Course of Study, COLLEGIATE
RULES & REGULATIONS
UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES