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THE FISHER VALLEY COLLEGE…. From page 10

In 1997, God blessed the school with a branch "The Fisher Valley Academy" in Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City. This was followed by the opening of the C5 Annex in 2004 in response to the increasing need for quality yet affordable education of the residents within the vicinity. The annex campus is located along C5 Road, Pinagsama Village, Western Bicutan, Taguig City.

PRESENT TIMES

The founders never imagined that the small school they opened in 1986 in a rented space with less than 50 students would grow into a complete educational institution with more than 1,500 students. Now in its 25th year, The Fisher Valley College envisions itself to be the premier educational institution in Taguig gaining international recognition as it continues to be an advocate of faith, leadership, and excellence.

The Fisher Valley College is committed to the training and education of the whole person as a magnificently unique gift to the world to be spiritually alive, intellectually alert, physically disciplined, acting in a Christ-like manner and highly motivated to attain outstanding "academic quality" making difference in the life of other.

Guided by this mission-vision, TFVC aims to achieve a University status in the future. This will be initiated by the upcoming application for accreditation by the College to the Association of Christian Schools and Colleges Accrediting Agency, Inc. (ACSC-AAI).

TFVC‘s main task in its continuing concern as an intellectual community is the elevation of academic standards within the limits of its resources. To achieve this goal of academic excellence, the institution strives to provide continuity of classroom instructions, strict but fair grading system, continuing research and publication, adequate facilities, and qualified faculty and administrative personnel.

To be well rounded, TFVC provides its students with a balance between academic and co-curricular activities. Among the regular programs implemented annually are the acquaintance party, educational field trips, spiritual retreat, sportsfest, fresh-men ball, playground demonstration, talent search, community outreach, quiz bee, play, and variety shows. To accomplish this array of activities the school recognized various clubs and organizations such as the College Students Executive Committee, TFVC Chorale, Campus Ministry, Journalism Club, Dance Troupes, and other Departmental Organizations.

CURRICULAR OFFERINGS

The Fisher Valley College offers a complete basic education curriculum from pre-school (nursery, kindergarten and prepara-tory levels), elementary (grades 1 to 6), and secondary (1st year to 4th year) levels.

The Department of Business Administration and Accountancy offers Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. TFVC anticipates a very competitive future in the business field as it endeavors to pro-duce professionals who are success-oriented while maintaining a people-oriented disposition. The focus of the BSA program is to prepare graduates to actively play an important role as Certified Public Accountants either in the government or private sector.

The Department of Hospitality Management offers Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management. This degree program prepares students to become locally and globally competitive in different hotel and restaurant services.

The Department of Computer Studies offers Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, and Associate in Computer Technology. The information technology education of the college facilitates the preparation of students to adequately, meet the growing demands for computer professionals and practitioners. The courses will provide students with sufficient exposure to relate the academic instruction to actual practices in the world of com-puters. Students are given intensive training in computer programming, software development, systems analysis and design, networking and web page development.

Whereas, the Department of Education offers Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English and Mathematics, and Certificate in Teaching Course. The main concern of the Education Department is the prepara-tion of teachers imbued with the ideals, aspirations, and traditions of Philippine life and culture and sufficiently equipped with knowledge of an effective delivery system.

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