CAP College Foundation

CAP College Foundation
TypePrivate distance learning college
DeanAngel Alcala, Ph.D.

CAP College Foundation is a private, non-sectarian, distance learning college in the Philippines.

The Distance Learning alternative system[edit]

CAP College Foundation, Inc. – a recognized pioneer in educational innovations in the Philippines – was established in 1980 as a non-stock, non-sectarian educational foundation. Instituted under Philippine laws, CAP College engages in education, research and related activities utilizing the non-traditional or non-formal as well as formal delivery system of instruction and grants degrees for programs recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

CAP College is patterned after the "open university" concept of education which is already well-established and widely accepted in Europe, North America and the United States, Australia, and Asia . With its non-traditional delivery of instruction, CAP College brings learning alternatives, new hope and opportunities to Filipinos both here and abroad.

In order to make its programs attuned to the times and with the needs of its students, CAP College continues to expand its network and to develop its linkages with other educational institutions and organizations. It has also developed linkages with government and non-government organizations here and abroad. International linkages include the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), where CAP College is an institutional member, and the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU). Locally, it is affiliated with the Open and Distance Learning Foundation (ODLF) and the Association of Foundations (AF).

In 2007, CAP College embarked on the digitalization of Distance Education. Through, CAP College harnessed the power of the Internet in serving its students worldwide through: on-line registration, downloading of instructional materials, on-line tutorials, individualized folders for students, and link to a career site via

Aside from the regular Distance Education Program, CAP College also operates the CAP College for the Deaf (CAP CFD).

Academic Programs[edit]


  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Majors: History, Pastoral Studies, Economics, English, Psychology, Political Science, Journalism, Sociology, Mathematics, Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Majors: Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship

In order to provide the students the necessary platforms that will open pathways of opportunities for career and educational progression, the College sought, and was granted by the Commission on Higher Education, recognition of its Ladderized Programs.

Under this program, a Certificate in Associate in Arts shall be awarded to the student after his completion of four (4) terms. Should circumstances prevent him from finishing his bachelor's degree, he will not be left empty-handed since he has earned already his Associate certificate – a tool he can use when seeking better job opportunities.

The Diploma in Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science shall be awarded to him after his completion of all the terms required by the program – 6 terms for AB Programs or 7 terms for BSBA Programs.

In addition to the CHED-recognized Ladderized Programs, CAP College was granted recognition by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) as a pioneering institution in the implementation of the Ladderized Education System under Executive Order No. 358 entitled "To Institutionalize a Ladderized Interface Between Technical-Vocational Education & Training (TVET) and Higher Education (HE)". Under this Executive Order, CAP College has been granted recognition to offer AB Information Technology.

With Executive Order No. 358, Higher Education Institutions can now be innovative as they offer programs that answer the needs of the industry. They may now embed Tech-Voc programs in their degree programs and TESDA shall award their students National Certificate (NC) of Skills Competency in addition to the baccalaureate degree that the students will receive after completion of the requirements of the program.

For AB Information Technology, the student qualifies for the following National Certifications:

  • NC II in Computer Hardware Servicing after completing 2 terms and 84-Hr. Computer Preventive Maintenance Course; and
  • NC IV in Programming after completing 6 terms.

His Certificate in Associate in Arts in Information Technology is awarded to him after completing 4 terms and his Diploma in AB Information Technology is awarded to him after completing the 6th term.


Daily classroom attendance is not required at CAP College. The student learns independently and paces himself to be able to meet the requirements of the course by the end of his academic term. However, the student is expected to complete at least one subject every month.

The student's basic texts are printed modules which he shall receive upon enrollment. A subject consists of an average of five modules and each module contains two or more lessons. Also included in the modules are study guides, list of suggested readings, Self-Progress Check Tests and Module Tests. Audio-video CD-ROM's, educational software and the Internet are being made available to supplement the teaching-learning process. One-Week Reviewers and Final Examination Reviewers on selected subjects are being provided also to prepare the student for the tests.

After completing the lessons and Self-Progress Check Tests in each module, the student shall take the self-administered Module Tests and submit these to CAP College for correction and evaluation. The process shall be repeated for the remaining modules. When all the Module Tests of a subject have been submitted, the student may take the Final Examination for that particular subject. However, he may choose to finish all the Module Tests of all subjects before taking the Final Examinations.

Final Examinations are taken in person at CAP College or at its designated Distance Education Learning Centers. All accounts must be paid before the student may be allowed to take these examinations. The student must present his identification card when taking the Final Examinations. Two hours are allotted to complete the Final Examination for each subject.

For students residing or working abroad, arrangements will be made for them to take the examinations at the nearest Philippine Embassy, consulate office, place of worship or at a venue that shall be acceptable to both the College and the student. A proctor shall be assigned to administer the examinations. Proctor's fee and mailing expenses shall be charged to the students.

College for the Deaf[edit]

The CAP College for the Deaf (CAP CFD) is the first college for the Deaf in Manila and one of the first post-secondary training programs for the Deaf in the Philippines. CAP CFD opened in 1989, giving hope to deaf high school graduates who are looking forward to college education that will prepare them to become productive members of Philippines society.

The CAP College for the Deaf believes in the potentials of the Deaf. CAP CFD strives to help improve their socio-economic condition through education and is committed to help the Deaf become competent and skilled workers in their chosen field. CAP College believes that through their personal advancement, they can become instruments in helping their deaf brothers.
The goal of CAP CFD is to provide the Deaf the best and most appropriate post-secondary and baccalaureate programs. This will encourage them to develop their full potential and become productive, self-reliant, and well balanced deaf citizens of the country.

Courses Offered

  • Associate in Arts in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Major in Management, Marketing or Entrepreneurship

Admission Requirements

  1. Application for Admission
  2. Medical and physical examination by a CAP College accredited physician
  3. College admission test result
  4. High School Report Card (for freshmen) or Transcript of Records (for transferees)
  5. Recommendation from the high school principal or guidance counselor (for freshmen) or Certificate of Transfer from the former college (for transferees)
  6. 2 copies 1x1 ID picture
  7. 2 copies 2x2 ID picture
  8. Interview with the applicant and parents

Board of Trustees[edit]

Doctor of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, USA; Chief Scientist of the Ocean Concerns, Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs; Director, Silliman University-CHED Zonal Research Center; First Chairman, Commission on Higher Education (CHED); Former Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Former President, Silliman University; Awardee, Ramon Magsaysay Awards for Public Service

Doctor of Business Administration, University of Baguio, Honoris Causa; Doctor of Humanities, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Honoris Causa; Scroll of Commendation and Medallion of Honor and Achievement, Dr. M.V. de los Santos Memorial; Chairman, Union Schools of La Union; President: CAP, CAP Pension, CAP Realty, CAP Life, CAP Gen, Red Eagle Lending Investors Corporation, etc.

DR. EDITH L. TIEMPO – MEMBER; Oversight Trustee for Academic Programs
National Artist for Literature; Doctor of Philosophy (English), University of Denver; Palanca Awardee for Poetry, later made permanent judge for Poetry; Former, VP for Academic Affairs, Silliman University; Founder and now Director Emeritus, Silliman University National Summer Writers Workshop

DR. FLORANGEL ROSARIO-BRAID – MEMBER; Oversight Trustee for Curriculum Development
"Ten Outstanding Filipino - 2007" Awardee; President Emeritus, Asian Institute of Journalism and Communications; Philippine Representative to UNESCO; Member, Constitutional Commission in 1988

Former Ombudsman, Republic of the Philippines; Former Chief of the Office of the Special Prosecutor (Tanodbayan) of the Philippines; Consultant, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay; Former Deputy Judge Advocate General, Armed Forces of the Philippines; Independent Director, CAP Life Insurance Corporation; Filipino Grand Achiever Awardee, Who's Who in Philippine Nation Building; Grand Achievement Awardee, 14th People's Choice Award; International Award of Honor for Outstanding Service and Dedication in Law Enforcement, New Orleans, USA

MRS. MARIETTA PRIMICIAS-GOCO – MEMBER; Oversight Trustee for Regulatory Compliance
Former Dean of Students, Assumption College; Advisory Committee, President Fidel V. Ramos Foundation for Peace; Advocate for Poverty Alleviation and Education

MS. GILLIAN AKIKO T. GUEVARA – MEMBER; Oversight Trustee for College for the Deaf
Commissioner, Philippine Sports Commission; MBA, Ateneo de Manila University; Executive Masters in Sports Management (MEMOS IX) offered by the International Olympic Committee; Post-Graduate Course on Olympic, International Olympic Academy, Olympia, Greece; Member, Philippine Olympic Teams: 1988, Seoul; 1992, Barcelona; 1996, Atlanta.

MR. ERNESTO V. ESPALDON, JR. – MEMBER; Oversight Trustee for Guam Operations
Master of Management, Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines; Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Business; University of San Francisco, USA; President, Fun Foods International, Guam, USA; Chief Operating Officer, The Doctors' Clinic, Guam, USA

Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Executive Vice President, The AGILA Programs, CAP Family of Companies; President, Warbird Security and Investigation Corporation

MR. BOBBY B. CAFÉ – MEMBER; Oversight Trustee for Operations
Former Head, VisMin Training Operations, CAP Family of Companies; Former Executive Consultant to the President for Budget, Treasury and Special Projects, Foundation University; National Director, ICM of Asia-Philippines – a ministry for the training and equipping of Christian leaders – and Charter Consultant for the Indonesian and Russian operations.


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