The Guidance Office through the guidance counselor conducts an Orientation Program for Freshmen and transferees at the start of the semester. The Student are provided counseling services to help them out in meeting their physical, academic and emotional needs and are guided towards whole development of their personality through the integration of social and spiritual enrichment.
There are available measures of academic skills and personality testing. Test in specific areas of intelligence, aptitude, interest, and attitudes are utilized to ensure a realistic evaluation of a student's personality and his emotional needs.
SPCIS Guidance Office provides a developmental type of program suitable for the varied characteristics of the college students in the different year level. There is a specific theme area of interest for each year level that is suitable for the students.
The Guidance Program provides assistance in the adjustment period of the freshman as he enters into a more complex and changing environment. Through this, the individual is helped and guided to develop physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and all aspect of him so that he may adjust and respond effectively to immediate situations. The Sophomore in his period of adjustment focuses its attention on the importance of relating with others. They are helped and guided by the program to understand themselves better and be able to properly deal with their peers and others as well. Likewise, the guidance program aims to help the Junior students recognize their responsibility as students and as persons so that they may be able to achieve a normal pace of growth and development as mature and able individuals. The Senior is a descriptive of an individual who gets involved into, is seen and geared towards achieving the goals he had set for himself and for his life. The program aims to guide the student identify his goals and prepare him for his lifetime career.
The Guidance Office is……
- Open to everybody who cares for his/her personal growth
- A place where you can tell your “own story”
- Where you can discuss any concerns
- Where you can ask for information or clarification on your personal issues and concerns
The College Guidance Services
Individual Inventory Service - To gather data about the students to enable the counselors/guidance staff, to understand the student better before counseling/interview is conducted. It is a cumulative record of personal, family and educational data from birth to present. Information such as student’s family background, mental ability, interest, aptitude, achievement, personality traits and health condition serve as the key to the counseling/interview activity upon which personal assistance is based. The cumulative record is kept during the duration of the student’s studies in the guidance office until five years after his/her graduation.
Information Service - This service makes available to students certain kinds of information not ordinarily provided through classroom instruction. It enables the counselor/guidance staff to give important facts concerning personal, social and educational adjustment. It includes the orientation among Freshmen and incoming students, workshops, seminars and community extension services to disseminate information on the relevance of the Guidance Services to students’ adjustment and academic life as well as to provide information to ensure maximum welfare of students.
Counseling Service – Counseling is the heart of the Guidance Services. Students are assisted to develop self-understanding and acceptance, confidence and self-decision to become a fully functioning individual. There are three counseling/interviews offered to the students;
- Initial Interview for all the first year students
- Routine Interview for second to fourth year students, and
- Exit Interview for the graduating students
Testing Service – Testing is the assessment of the level of individual’s interests, abilities, achievements and personality. The guidance staff goes from room to room to administer tests and interpret tests results.
Career Development Service - To help students have a clearer picture and deeper understanding of one’s career choice and help in their career decision-making from knowing their abilities and potential, providing them information regarding the university course offerings and requirements, information on job trends, job referrals and employment opportunities.
Placement Service - To facilitate student’s entrance into a job or educational programme of his choice and to help students find a job suited to their course.
Follow-up Service – Help the students in the transition from one year to another, from the school to the world of work. Also, helps to ascertain educational and vocational progress and status of the students and former students.
Research and Evaluation Service – To conduct a study using guidance data and an appraisal of the effectiveness and efficiency of activities and school services in the department for future development.