The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has come up with a list of “priority courses” in the Philippines to drive college students toward degrees that the labor market needs.
The newly identified priority courses include fields in Natural Sciences, Psychology, Mathematics, Accountancy, Information Technology, Health Science and Social Work.
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The priority courses were identified based on the national development plans, manpower demands for 2011-2015. The list was also based on the labor market study of the Department of Labor and Employment that identified the in-demand and hard-to-fill jobs.
List of priority courses for SY 2015 to 2016 according to CHEd
|mechanical, electronics, communication, metallurgical, mining, computer, biomedical, chemical, geodetic, electrical, meteorological, and geological|
Agriculture and related fields
|agro-forestry, veterinary medicine, agricultural engineering, agribusiness/management, agricultural entrepreneurship, agri-tech, agriculture, fisheries|
|pharmacy, radiology technology, medical technology|
|Education major in math, science, physics, chemistry, reading, English, educational media/technology and special education (SPED)|
|information technology and computing studies, multi media, animation, programming, computer science and information system management|
Science and Math
|BS Math, BS Science and BS Physics|
Arts and Humanities; Atmospheric Science; and Environmental Science.