Regular student academic load per semester should be in accordance with the approved curriculum for each program. During the summer term, a student may enroll a maximum of:
A. Nine (9) units or
B. Ten (10) units for two (2) five-unit subjects
C. As specified in the curriculum for mandatory summer study load.
A graduating student may be allowed an additional load of six (6) units in excess of the regular load indicated in the curriculum.
Cross enrollment in another school is allowed for valid reason as determined by the Registrar. Valid reason may be any of the following:
1. The subject needed by a student is not offered or is no longer offered;
2. The subject is closed, dissolved or in conflict with another subject, and the student is in his/her final term.
*A student cannot cross-enroll in more than one school per semester. Total units of the student load also includes those cross-enrolled in another school.
PRE-REQUISITE BACK SUBJECTS
As a general rule, a student shall not be permitted to take any advanced subjects until he/she has satisfactorily passed the pre-requisite subject(s). However, a student may be allowed to simultaneously enroll in pre-requisite and advanced classes under the conditions as follows:
1. The pre-requisite subject is a repeated subject;
2. The student has superior scholastic standing;
3. The student is graduating at the end of the school term; and
4. It is recommended by the program chairperson and affirmed by the VP for Academic Affairs.
PETITION FOR REGULAR CLASS
1. Students may petition for a subject to open based on the following conditions:
A. It is not offered in the current semester;
B. It is offered but all sections are already closed.
2. Students must submit their request letter addressed to the College Registrar and must be endorsed by the Course Chairperson or Department Head.
The request may be approved based on the following:
A. The number of signatories in the request letter is at least 15; a minimum of 15 students is required for a class to be opened.
B. If there is an available faculty member to handle the petitioned subject;
C. If there is an available room for the requested time and day/s.
PETITION FOR REMEDIAL / MAKE-UP CLASS
One of the professional responsibilities of PATTS’ Academic Department is to provide adequate learning activities throughout the scheduled instructional time to cover the required lessons for the completion of the course. However, emergency situations may arise in which an Instructor may miss the session/s, thus said responsibility may not be met. These situations may result in the loss of significant classroom activities which is tantamount to the dissatisfaction of students in terms of the knowledge they should have acquired.
Hence, in order to fill in the said loss, PATTS Management is hereby adopting a scheme for the constitution of Remedial Classes:
1. The class may submit a letter of request for the remedial session/s to the Chairperson or Department Head concerned.
2. The Chairperson or Department Head shall determine the merit/s of the reason/s of the said request and discuss with the instructor concerned his/her availability and time preference which shall not also conflict with the schedule of the students in the class.
3. The Chairperson or Department Head shall submit his/her recommendation to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
4. Remedial Classes shall only be conducted every Wednesday at 1pm to 2pm during the College Break or every Saturday between the hours of 9am to 12noon.
5. Available rooms at the Ground Floor, East Wing of the Building shall be used as venue for the remedial classes.
6. The Vice President for Academic Affairs shall issue the permit/approval for the request after conducting the necessary deliberation.
*The above provision should not be made as a precedent for intentionally missing a class or as a cover up for any shortcomings.
*In cases of Force Majeure or any eventualities beyond our control, a remedial class cannot be requested.
CREDITING OF SUBJECTS
Crediting of subjects earned from a previous school may be approved under the following conditions:
1. Credited subject should have a similar subject description with an indication of the number of units.
2. Should the description be different, a syllabus from the previous school must be provided, subject to approval by the concerned Chairperson/Department Head.
A. QUALIFICATIONS OF APPLICANT
Candidates must have completed at least seventy five percent (75%) of the number of courses in PATTS College of Aeronautics for all programs, provided that:
A. For Degree Program
The said candidate has continuous schooling at PATTS for the last three (3) academic years of the program from which the student is to graduate.
B. For the Two-Year Program
The said candidate has continuous schooling at PATTS for the last three (3) semesters of the program from which the student is to graduate.
2. Study Load
The candidate’s minimum semestral academic load should be eighteen (18) units except on the last semester which can be more or less.
B. APPLICANTS WITH INC, FA AND WP
All applicants for academic awards with INC, FA and WP remarks in the grade sheets are disqualified. Students with disciplinary probation records are also automatically disqualified.
C. TYPES OF ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS
1. DEGREE PROGRAM
2. TWO-YEAR PROGRAM
COLLEGE SELECTIVE RETENTION POLICY
The determination of the scholastic standing of students under the policy of selective retention shall be governed by the following rules:
1. GRADE WEIGHTED AVERAGE (GWA)
The Grade Weighted Average is a quality measure of the students’ general academic performance during a regular academic term. Each end of a regular semester, the GWA of a student will be evaluated. The GWA requirement for student retention in all programs offered in PATTS College of Aeronautics is 3.0 or 75%.
The promotion, graduation, scholarship, academic awards or recognition and dismissal of students are determined by whether they have satisfied the GWA requirement for a given academic term.
Only grades in academic courses including PE are included in the computation of the GWA. Subjects such as NSTP and those without a numerical grade equivalent are excluded in the GWA computation.
2. REQUIRED GRADES FOR RETENTION
For students to maintain their good standing in the program, they should meet the required grades for re-admission.
Every semester, the GWA of a student will be evaluated. The GWA requirement for retention is 3.0.
Any student who gets a semestral GWA Lower than 3.0 in the degree program and 3.5 in the other programs shall be subject to warning or may not be eligible for enrollment in the following semester. If approved for re- enrolment, student should sign-up a Personal Undertaking.
*The academic probation status of a student may be lifted upon passing all or more than 50% of the total academic units enrolled during the term student is probation
Any student may be denied readmission in accordance with reasonable grounds and/ or legal bases. Non- readmission may be based on the following:
academic deficiency (violation or non- qualification in the required grades for retention);
failure of the student to meet current and previous financial obligation;
closure of a program or course of study or closure of the school itself;
violation of school rules and regulation; and
irreconcilable differences between college officials/ faculty and student’s parents
4. MAXIMUM RESIDENCY RULE
The maximum number of years of residence which shall be allowed to students are as follows:
For a Two (2) year program - Four (4) years or Eight (8) consecutive semesters
For a Four (4) year program - Eight (8) years or Sixteen (16) consecutive semesters
Any student who failed to complete the program requirements within the period specified under the maximum residency rule shall not be allowed to register further in the program.
Under meritorious cases, extension of residency may be granted by the VP for Academic affairs as per recommendation by the program chairperson.
The program curriculum may be in effect up to a period equivalent to two (2) times of its normal length calculated from the time it is first offered. The effectivity of the curriculum of a four-year program is eight (8) years. Beyond this period, all courses may be considered obsolete and crediting of such courses may no longer apply. Students returning after this period, if accepted, will have to repeat the whole program using the latest curriculum.
Student who will not enroll for a term/s or academic year/s due to justifiable reasons may submit a letter for Leave of Absences (LOA) to the Registrar’s Office duly noted by the program Chairperson or the VP for Academic Affairs.
5. RETURNING STUDENT
Any student intending to return is considered returnee and is expected to comply with the school academic residency requirements and sign- up a personal undertaking. Student who is school’s maximum residency rule may take the new curriculum.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONTINUED ENROLLMENT IN ENGINEERING
PATTS Management, with its key objectives of uplifting academic standards in Aeronautical and Industrial Engineering and enhancing its position in the Engineering Licensure Examinations (AeroE) and Certifications (IE) as a top performing school, hereby adopts the following guidelines to qualify for continued enrollment in the BS Aeronautical Engineering and in the BS Industrial Engineering.
1. A Minimum Grade Weighted Average (GWA)
GWA of 2.5 in academic subjects (excluding NSTP) from the previous semester. For purposes of the mean computation, other academic grade descriptions shall have the following numerical values:
INC = 4.0
FA = 5.0
2. In case of non-compliance in the above stated GWA requirement, the student will be placed under Engineering Enrollment Probation 1 (EEP-1).
If non-compliant for two (2) consecutive semesters, the student will no longer be eligible to continue in the Engineering Program. The student shall be advised to shift to a different program offered by PATTS.
For other/special cases, i.e. non-compliance for two (2) non-consecutive semesters, the student shall be placed under EEP-2 and must seek approval from the Program Chairperson, or in the absence of the Chairperson, the VP for Academic Affairs or his authorized representative. Otherwise, the student shall be advised to shift to a different program offered by PATTS.
At the end of the first (1st) year, second (2nd) semester and before enrollment for second (2nd) year, the student must pass the Qualifying Examinations for Engineering (QEE), the date of which shall be announced by the Office of Academic Affairs. The results of the examinations shall determine qualification for either Aeronautical or Industrial Engineering. Otherwise, the student shall be advised to seek other educational program options offered by PATTS. The Pre-Engineering Coordinator/Chairperson and the VP for Academic Affairs shall jointly set the passing rate.
APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION AND FINAL EVALUATION
1. Request for final evaluation at the Registrar’s Office before enrollment. Periods for filing are the following:
Graduating in the first semester: June
Graduating in the second (2nd) year: November
2. All candidates shall sign a graduation waiver which states that:
Their application for graduation and the approval thereof shall always be subjected to completion of all PATTS and CHED/CAAP requirements;
Any delay on the part of the student in taking and/or passing courses which are pre-requisites to graduation as scheduled hereafter shall automatically allow PATTS to reset their programmed graduation to a later available date as the Registrar’s Office may see fit;
Being included in the commencement exercises and/or having attended the same or inclusion in the year book, does not presume graduation in any program nor the completion of the requirements for such graduation and that the formal graduation is deemed complete only upon the issuance of Special Order from CHED/CAAP for the particular program, and;
The student voluntarily applied for inclusion of his/her name in the graduation exercises with the understanding that they agree to the above terms and conditions and that they waive any and all rights available to them by reason of any inadvertent error or mistake by PATTS in regard to graduation requirements.
3. If the requirements for graduation are not completed within the semester when the application is filed, request for another evaluation for the following term, at which time all the requirements should have been completed.
Special (Summer) Term graduating students may apply to join the graduation ceremonies for the first (1st) semester of the succeeding academic years.
1. PROCEDURES FOR REMEDIAL EXAM APPLICATION
Student must fill-up the Online Remedial form via: REMEDIAL FORMS
*Note: Student must be logged in to his/her PATTS Email account to access the said link.
2. PROCEDURES FOR COMPLETION EXAM APPLICATION
Login to https://portal.patts.edu.ph/ using your PATTS Email.
During the First and Second Grading Periods (Prelim and Midterm), Remedial Examinations are administered within five (5) working days after the last day of the periodic examinations;
During the Third Grading Period (Finals), Completion Examinations must be administered within one year after the final examinations. However, completion of final requirements for courses such as Drawing, Research, Thesis and Feasibility Studies, completion examinations must be administered within ten (10) days after the last day of the final examination schedule. Students are advised to process their completion before the next enrollment especially if the INC subjects are the pre-requisites of the subject to be enrolled. Graduating students must apply for Completion Examination and have their exam administered at least within a month after the last day of the final examination schedule.
Re-Examination - This is applicable to graduating students who were given consideration during the graduating students’ scheduled deliberation of grades. This should be administered within ten (10) working days after the said schedule of deliberation.
APPLICATION FOR TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS / DIPLOMA / TRANSFER CREDENTIALS
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION / AUTHENTICATION / VERIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS (CAV)
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION
Certification of Grades
Certification of Enrollment
Certification of Graduation
Certification of Medium of Instruction
Certification of GWA
Certification of Earned Units
Certification of Subject Description
Certification of Curriculum
Certification of Others
CLAIMING OF REQUESTED DOCUMENT/S BY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
For cases wherein, the owners of the record cannot claim or process their requested document/s, they may designate an authorized representative. A copy of the authorization should be presented to the Registrar’s Office together with valid ID of the owner and representative.
A duly authorized representative may claim the document by submitting a special power of attorney (SPA) executed by the owner and a copy of owner’s valid ID.
Contents of Authorization Letter
Information about the owner - (name, date of birth, dates of attendance, course, date of graduation);
Name of representative and relationship to the owner;
Requested document, number of copies needed and purpose.
*Note: An authorization is valid only for a specific request. If the owner wishes to authorize the same person for another set of document/s, a different letter must be issued.
*During this pandemic, PATTS Campus is closed for visitors. To claim requested documents, kindly fill-up this online form: bit.ly/patts_requestfordocuments2 and indicate in Others: To Claim Requested Documents. Requester will be charged handling and shipping fee only.
SPECIAL TRAINING / ELECTIVE CLASSES
1. RUN-UP AND TAXI PROGRAM
The Run-up and Taxi (RT) Program is offered and integrated in the curriculum of all PATTS Technical courses. It gives the student the opportunity to experience one (1) hour lecture (briefing / orientation) and thirty (30) minutes hands-on and actual operation of a trainer aircraft under the guidance and tutelage of a licensed and qualified pilot / mechanic / ground instructor.
The said training covers the familiarization of airplane parts, instruments, controls and communication systems. It also includes a thorough study on procedures of engine starting, and engine shut down and emergency. Basically, the students experience actual run-up and taxi operations.
*Note: Since all students required to take-up this program have earned a good background of aircrafts/operation of aircrafts/ aircraft systems, the program is intended to prepare the students for the actual hands-on running up and taxiing of the aircraft.
2. SPEECH IMPROVEMENT
It is a multimedia English program, which covers listening comprehension, grammar exercises, oral fluency development and written reinforcement. In addition, it offers voice recording, playback, on screen text, quizzes and mastery test, which help students learn the language meaningfully.
3. ENGLISH PLUS
The course is intended to help graduating students extend their knowledge of English and develop their confidence in communicating in the language. The course further aims to expose students to various situations where they need to communicate in English, thereby acquiring “communicative competence.” Consequently, at the end of the course, they should have acquired the ability to communicate accordingly, depending on situations, purpose and roles in preparation for job employment.
4. TEST OF ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION (TOEIC)
PATTS students are required to take this international language proficiency test on their 1st year and 3rd year level at the college. This international examination ensures that PATTS graduates are ready to work in a diverse environment like airports, hotels, and aircraft manufacturing firms where English is the primary medium of communication.
5. VISUAL VECTORING ENROUTE™ (VVET™)
VV Enroute is a Windows-based Air Traffic Control Simulator and Radar Skills Trainer that provides basic skills development instruction and explanatory material that enables students to lean to manage intense and challenging traffic scenarios in a real Enroute/Area Control environment. It is ideal for deployment at the commencement of a radar (or surveillance) ATC course, and will reduce training times and failure rates – and their associated costs. Skills taught include Vectoring, conflict recognition and resolution, Application of radar/surveillance separation, sequencing, interface Usage, multi-tasking and scanning.
Aside from skills acquisition, it confirms to the student that he/she has the necessary cognitive capacity to cope with the unique mental demands of the job, and so promotes a viral factor in all learning – confidence. It provides a training methodology that removes many of the impediments, principally rising skill requirements for busier traffic and learning pressure, which caused traditional “live” training to become less efficient and costlier.
6. MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND OVERHAUL TRAINING PROGRAM
This 5-day specialized training program with a 1-day on-site facility tour is tailor-made for the students to gain competence in theoretical and practical line & base maintenance. This course covers Airframe, Engine and Electrical elements in detail and are all taught by fully certified and widely recognized industry professionals. Training includes the description of controls and indicators, principal system components and, servicing and minor trouble shooting procedures. Upon completion of the course, the students are knowledgeable in terms of describing relevant safety precautions, identifying the location of system components and explaining the normal function of each major aircraft system, state routine servicing procedures, and using and interpreting on-board diagnostics to a Line Replaceable Unit (LRU).
7. HEATCON ® COMPOSITE TRAINING
The science of composites has been incorporated into the curriculum of PATTS’ technical courses. The PATTS Composites Laboratory is unique among all aeronautics schools in the Philippines because PATTS is the only aviation school that has this composite training facility, which is equal to any of the composite workshops found at MRO’s and aircraft repair facilities throughout Asia. The laboratory contains all of the equipment required to repair composite structures on aircraft, both fixed wing and rotor. This includes hot bonders, debulking table, downdraft grinding tables, and composite repair tool kits. Note that, it is also the only facility to have an Autoclave, the famed HEATCON Repair Clave on site.
8. DRIVER'S EDUCATION
Driver’s Education 101 aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed for vehicle safety both as a driver and as a pedestrian. It is expected to give the students an edge in their future careers and equally as important, to improve road safety by producing well-educated drivers.
It includes a 20-hour lecture and hands-on driving lessons. Students who pass the program are certified and are provided assistance during their driver’s license application at any Land Transportation Office (LTO) agency nationwide.
9. PASSENGER SERVICE AGENT COURSE
By completing this course, the students are expected to have gained a deeper knowledge of the Passenger Service Agent role, duties coupled with aviation terminology and procedures. They are skilled in the proper procedures of checking-in and boarding passengers using airline system simulator to ensure safe and secure passenger and baggage transport. They are trained to provide superior customer service in a demanding customer facing environment.
Through role-plays based on airport scenarios and a variety of other learning activities, students will develop the necessary skills to perform in a front-line customer service role. Airport familiarization tour and on-the-job training is facilitated to put students right at the heart of the action.
10. MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT OPERATION
The course spans the full range of key areas from characteristics of the transportation system, trade and transport, airfreight transport operations, and international shipping and land transport methods. Upon completing this course, the students will have the skills to: state the supply chain business process integration, recognize the scope of freight forwarding services, and describe advantages of multi-modal transportation and; the unitization and carriage of dangerous goods.
11. AMADEUS AIRLINE RESERVATION AND TICKETING ESSENTIALS TRAINING
The PATTS B.S. Tourism Management Program has partnered with the leading Global Distribution System (GDS) in the world, AMADEUS, in training our students on basic and advanced utilization of Amadeus Computerized Reservation System (CRS). The CRS training aims to teach the students on fundamentals of airline reservations and ticketing. This training requirement has been embedded on one of the courses of the said program. An assessment follows at the end of the training. Once a student passes the said assessment, the student shall receive a Diploma for completing the course, certifying his/her competency in the system.
12. TOURISM KNOWLEDGE CENTER
Tourism Knowledge Center (TKC) is an online depository of relevant tourism researches that the students can use in doing their respective research works. TKC has provided PATTS with the technology to ease out the difficulty in looking for information relevant to tourism studies.
13. CABIN CREW TRAINING
PATTS B.S. Tourism Management program specializes in Airline Operations, which makes this training relevant in pursuit of quality higher education for our students. This provides our students a mandatory Cabin Crew Training Workshop, which includes the fundamental roles of a Cabin Crew, Image Building for Cabin Crew, Flight Safety Demonstration, In-flight Service and Entertainment essentials, and Emergency Drills. The training is usually done inside a cabin simulator to let the students experience real-life training environment.