Admissions and Scholarships Administration Office (ASAO)
The ASAO primarily focuses on the recruitment, screening and admission of students to the university, and supervises the screening and admission of applicantsfor scholarship and financial assistance.
Center for Support for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning (CSHELL)
The CSHELL caters to the primary need of the professional development andcareer advancement of its own stakeholders in the three areas in higher education: teaching and learning, research, and engagements. The center will also provide access to the demands of continuing professional development (CPD) trainings forlicensing, certificate and diploma programs, life skills learning, language learning, and art institutes for development. CSHELL also supervises the Center for LifeSkills, theInstitute for Culinary Arts De La Salle and the Language Learning Program.
Center for LifeSkills
Center for LifeSkills is a registered training center of the TechnicalEducation and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) through the Unified TVETProgram Registration Accreditation System (UTPRAS) following the modules under theCompetency Standard defined in the Training Regulation (TR) of TESDA. The centerprovides opportunities to Out of School Youth (OSY), unemployed, and underemployed to avail scholarship for continuous education and lifelong learning through vocationaland technical skills training to enable them to find gainful employment here andabroad.
Institute for Culinary Arts De La Salle (ICA)
The Institute for Culinary Arts De La Salle is committed to promote quality education responsive to global realities. ICA is envisioned to be the leader in culinary education in the region by bringing in Ilonggo cuisine to the international foodscape.
Anchored on Catholic Faith and the desire to graduate men and women imbued with Christian values, and committed to work for societal transformation, ICAspecifically aims to:
provide students with integrated and hands-on training in culinary arts by fusing fundamental techniques with state-of-the-art equipment;
hone the culinary skills of the students through the direct supervision of internationally-trained chef instructors;
train students on the fundamentals of classic and contemporary cuisine with theintegration of Philippine flavors and approaches;
train students who are versatile in various world class hotels, professional settings, cruise ships, resorts, restaurants, catering business and bakeshop management.
Language Learning Program
The Language Learning Program (LLP) is built on four main methodological and pedagogical pillars that are fully integrated with each other in all the courses.
Pillar 1 involves Guided Discovery Learning which is a way to develop thelanguage acquisition skills of the learners by using a more natural process in learninga language. It benefits the cognitive, linguistic and social aspects of the learner.
Pillar 2 focuses on Grammar Progression which includes learning the rulesof grammar in a spiral progression that allows the learner to revisit the rules as the need arises. It also involves the functional use of English and grammar.
Pillar 3 gives importance to the Individual Learning Plan, a mechanism to motivate adult learners into self-direction. Activities will be provided to allow the learners to explore their skills and to analyze their experiences.
Pillar 4 emphasizes the need to have an international standard when it comes to teaching and learning English. The LLP sees the need to adapt the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and Teaching English to Speakers of OtherLanguages (TESOL) design. Hence, the program will offer authentic activities andassessments that will further the language acquisition of the learners.
Don Alfredo Montelibano, Sr., AFSC Memorial Learning Resource Center (LRC)
The Learning Resource Center is a pro-active learning hub of the institution that provides excellent educational resources, state-of-the-art technologies and innovative services in support for the lifelong learning, instruction and research of the university and the academic community.
Guidance and Evaluation Center (GEC)
As a formation and support service center, the Guidance and Evaluation Center (GEC) contributes to the fulfillment of the University’s mission of providing holistic formation to the youth and fostering a culture of openness and dialogue between and among sectors in the campus.
GEC offers services and programs that help its clientele recognize their potentials and skills in order to make and attain realistic life goals; become mature, responsible and self-motivated members of the community; and integrate their university life experiences towards strengthening their Christian commitment to service.
Institute of the Moving Image (IMI)
IMI is a continuing education and lifelong learning arts platform. Its objective is to reinforce the current academic and non-academic programs of the University thru Arts Education utilizing different strategies in experiential learning, discourse, and research.
The following are the different IMI Programs:
- The IMI Continuing Education is a program that collaborates with the different departments of the University (LICEO, Communications and Inter Disciplinary Studies departments, etc) by offering courses that are credited as electives and taught by practitioners. The program also features workshops intended for individuals who want to take courses in Cinema, Theatre, and other forms of art.
- The IMI Residency Program is for local and international artists who want enhance their artistic practice by production, exhibition, interaction and collaboration. The residency is also open to art scholars who want to do
- research on specific local art subjects.
- The Visayan Moving Image Archive, is a work in progress digital archive thatwill hold soft copies of past and current art works, films, photographs, videos,documentaries, news clips, and related data for research purposes. The Archive hopes to expand its reach by partnerships with local and international archives.
- The IMI Volunteers, is a program that is focused on promoting communityinvolvement that is open to Senior High School and College Students, Alumni,Staff, Faculty, and individuals. The volunteers operate as an informal clubthat organizes film screenings, forums, and exhibitions.
Instructional Media Center (IMC)
The IMC is an academic support unit that facilitates audio-visual related requests and services for the institution as well as ID printing and production. It assists faculty in the selection, programming, and actual production of audio-visual aids for classroom instruction.
The Office of the Registrar is the repository of records of students’ academicperformance. The Registrar ensures compliance with academic requirementsmandated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), facilitates the registration or transfer of students, and certifies the eligibility of candidates for graduation andhonors.
University Language Resource Center
The University Language Resource Center offers tutorial and remedial classes in English and Filipino to students who are advised to enroll in these services. The center also provides instructional materials to assist both the faculty in the Languages departments and the students who need assistance in either English or Filipino language.
Career Development Center
The Career Development Center of the University of St. La Salle helps prepare graduating students for professional life after college by facilitating their internship in recognized private corporations, government agencies, non-government organizations and academic institutions where training related to their field of study is obtained. Student interns are expected to experience practical application of their knowledge and acquire basic competencies, skills and attitude that are best developed on the job under the guidance of a professional during the entire practicum period.
Through the Career Development Center, our students will be able to:
- Observe the actual operations of an establishment representing a particular industry
- Acquire new technical skills from professionals in the real world of work.
- Develop desirable work attitude & behavior and regard their workplace as a venue to live out the Lasallian Graduate Attributes.
- Discover their interests and hone their talents & abilities in pursuit of their career plans.
- Build a competitive portfolio/resume for a successful job search after graduation.
- Help training establishments achieve their goals by providing a pool of potential recruits with skills that match their needs.
- Achieve smooth transition from school to work.
Acoustic Laboratory (Animo Radio)
The acoustic laboratory is dedicated for quality audio and video reproduction. Itis well equipped with good acoustic environment, amplifiers, microphone and first-rateaudio recording, audio editing and multitrack recording software. It also serves as theUniversity’s in campus radio station known as Animo Radio.
The farm is located at the 55-hectare USLS Granada campus that serves as a venuefor the practical application of the theories and principles taught in the classroom, as well as a testing area for new technologies to determine their adaptability to local conditions. It also hosts student and external research activities in agricultural production management and systems, and serves as a venue for in-house practicum requirements of Agribusiness students.
Associate for Computer Engineering Technology (ACET) Workshop
The ACET workshop is set up for subjects like Computer Networking and Assembly, Computer Systems and different hardware related topics. It is well-equipped with PCs, tool kits and computer peripherals, networking equipment and well-designed working tables.
Yu An Log College of Business and Accountancy Business Incubation Room
The Business Incubation Room located at the second floor of the UniversityBookstore provides a venue for Entrepreneurship students, mentors and externalpartners. It is situated near the university’s entrance to ensure easy access to Entrepreneurship students’ possible clients. This was established to provide venue for fledgling startups of the university’s student-entrepreneurs. This room is primarilyused by Entrepreneurship students enrolled in Product Management and Business Implementation. This allows students to develop hands-on entrepreneurial skills.
Chemical Engineering Laboratory (ChEL)
The ChEL serves as a venue for training Chemical Engineering students in practical applications of principles and theories of Unit Operations. It houses the pilot plant for alcohol distillation from molasses and also includes equipment for Flow of Fluids, Flowof Heat, Evaporation, Filtration, Sedimentation, Drying, Screening and Size Reduction, Cyclone Separation, Chemical Kinetics and Process Control.
Chemical Engineering Research Laboratory (CHERL)
The ChERL is a specialized laboratory for Chemical and Materials Engineering students as well as faculty conducting researches. It is well equipped with up-to-date equipment such as oxygen bomb calorimeter, rotary evaporator, fat extraction set-up, Brookfield viscometer and spectrophotometer. It also houses the Water Analysis Laboratory which offers physical and chemical water testing for faculty and students’researches and other external clients.
Computer Science Laboratories
The Computer Center is equipped with PC and Mac under 11 Computer Science Laboratories to ensure extensive hands-on training for maximum learning. Aside from being used for both basic and professional computer courses, the laboratories are also utilized for special training modules.
The USLS Granada Ecological Park or “ECOPARK” is a ten-hectare park within the 55-hectare Granada campus.
It serves to provide a venue and structure for ecological resource and learning, nature appreciation, biodiversity conservation and environmental studies for students, teachers, researchers, policy makers and the general public. It further serves as a research and field laboratory for herbal medicine, organic farming, indigenous plant propagation and wildlife protection.
Electronics and Communications Engineering Laboratory (ECEL)
The ECE Laboratory serves the needs of the Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and the Computer Engineering programs. It is well-equipped with facilities and equipment for students to perform laboratory exercises in Circuits, Electronics, Energy Conversion, Industrial Electronics, and Communications.
The Psychology Laboratory offers a venue for students to acquire knowledge and skills on the five basic designs of the experimental method through experiential learning. It is equipped with various instruments such as a biofeedback monitor, a genetic traits test, a reaction time kit, human handedness test, T mazes and tracing mirrors and computer software programs used in experiments that cover a wide array of topics.
Geomatics Laboratory (GIS Lab)
The Geomatics Laboratory, under the auspices of the College of Engineering and Technology, was acquired through the GEOTECH CENSOPHIL project of the University of St. La Salle with the European Union Asia IT&C programme. Primarily, it is a venue for capacity building of the Engineering faculty and students through the integration of Geomatics technology into relevant courses. It seeks to increase useof geomatics methodologies by other sectors of the university through research andoutreach programs. It also provides access to GIS practitioners of the government,non-government and private partners of the university.
Health Science Laboratories
The Health Science Laboratories serve the needs of the College of Medicine and have three separate fully equipped laboratories, namely: Bio-Chemistry and Pharmacology, Physiology and Pathology, and Anatomy. These laboratories assist faculty and students in their laboratory experiment and activities.
Hospitality and Tourism Management Laboratories
The HM Culinary Laboratory has four air-conditioned hot and cold kitchensequipped with state of the art facilities and a bar room where students are trained in quantitative food preparation, table-skirting, table setting, serving, catering and banquet services and bartending.
The Salon De La Salle is composed of a front desk, hotel lobby, travel and toursoffice, two function rooms, prep room, bar counter, three hotel rooms, and a linenroom. The hotel rooms serve as a practice area for hospitality management courses.
The Central Stock Room holds the ingredients for all HM classes. It contains bothperishable and non-perishable ingredients.
Materials Engineering Laboratory
The Materials Engineering Laboratory is equipped with apparatus and instruments needed for determination of physical, mechanical and metallurgical properties of materials. It has specialized equipment for characterization of materials such as Universal Testing Machine, Differential Scanning Calorimeter, microscope equippedwith camera, and high temperature muffle furnace.
The Laboratory provides various multi-media production equipment for the use of students enrolled in AB Communication, as well as for the production of institutional audio – visual documentary and promotional materials. The facility includes a technician’s office, a studio and two editing rooms complete with audio – visual equipment needed for recordings and for editing purposes.
Microprocessor and Digital Laboratory (MDL)
The MDL is furnished with equipment for design and implementation of digital and microprocessor systems. It is well equipped with DELL OptiPlex 780 series PCs, Intel Xeon Quad Computer Servers and has internet access. Hands on exposure to various programming and computer applications Software such as C++,Linux, AutoCAD, MatLab and the likes are available in this laboratory.
Nursing Arts Laboratories
The Nursing Arts Laboratories provide simulated hospital set-up complete with basic facilities that will enable students to develop skills in the performance of basic nursing procedures. It has an amphitheater equipped with LCD projectors and TV-VCR sets where student nurses can review procedures and treatments.
The Nutrition Laboratory is an air-conditioned facility equipped with tools and equipment where students can apply knowledge and skills learned in basic nutrition, including planning, preparing and serving nutritious and therapeutic diets.
The Science Laboratories serve the basic science requirements of all curricula. These laboratories are fully stocked and equipped for laboratory instruction and experiments in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and General Science.
The Speech Laboratory is equipped with facilities that assist students in improving their proficiency in oral communication, particularly in public speaking.
Wireless Communications Laboratory (SMART Lab)
The Wireless Communications Laboratory, donated by SMART Communications for the use of Electronics Engineering students, is composed of a GSM active cell-site,TACS Radio Base Station, and analog and digital communication equipment currently used in the telecommunication industry.
USLS Botanical Garden
The USLS Eco-Botanical Garden is a garden space for procuring specimens,performing experiments, and for maintaining documented collections of living plants for the purposes of research, conservation, display and education.