Are you a keen tinkerer who loves solving problems by taking electronic devices apart?
Then you have all the makings of an electrician! And if you have dreams of being an expert in the craft, then the life of a master electrician suits you!
Becoming a master electrician isn’t as easy as it seems. They’re in charge of delegating electrician apprentices to projects in commercial, industrial and residential areas. Usually, master electricians are the ones who manage a project’s planning stages while making sure that each of these projects has all the necessary materials to get the job done. Using testing equipment, they are also trained to diagnose, install, repair, remove, and maintain electrical parts for the sake of solving problems.
Achieving this status means you’ve completely honed all these skills necessary and are ready to apply them professionally.
So how do you become a master electrician exactly? You’ll need to study in the best school that will prepare you to become the best master electrician there is, and what better way to do this than to take note of the schools that consistently rank in the annual Master Electrician Board Exams conducted by the Professional Regulation Committee (PRC), right?
The PRC holds two Master Electrician Board Exams each year, which usually take place every April and September. These results are usually released by the Board of Electrical Engineering three working days after the day of the exam, including the names of the top performing schools
For 2019, the exams will take place on April 17 and September 2. Registrations for the first set of exams took place from December 14, 2018 to March 15, 2019. But if you weren’t able to submit your applications in time for the April exam, you still have another chance to apply from May 1 to August 1, 2019 for the September exams.
So if you’re eyeing a school, check out these top performing schools from the 2018 board exams, which are arranged based on their ranking:
This state college has gone far since its establishment in 1907, having bagged its own set of credentials, such as being recognized by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Schools and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP). It has nine programs granted with a Level II Accreditation status by CHED. This ultimately culminated with the granting of its university status in 2018. Aside from its main campus in Sorsogon City, the public institution also has campuses based around the province, particularly in Bulan, Castilla, and Magallanes.
Sorsogon State College’s main campus offers undergraduate degrees which focus on architecture, business, education, engineering, management, and technology. For graduate students, they can opt for master’s degrees in education, management, and teaching, while students who wish to go further can pursue degrees in Education Leadership and Management, Filipino, Language Education, Mathematics, and Public Administration.
Exam Takers: 80
Total Number Passed: 65
Percentage Passed: 81.25%
Formerly known as the Central Visayas State College of Agriculture, Forestry and Technology (CVSCAFT), this public university was merged along with five other technical-vocational provinces in 2009 to become what it’s known today. Aside from its main campus in Tagbilaran, Bohol Island State University can also be found in other areas around Bohol, such as Balilihan, Bilar, Calape, Candijay, and Clarin.
BISU is also equipped with numerous undergraduate and graduate degrees that fall under Accountancy, Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Technology. This public institution’s programs are all accredited by the Department of Education (DepEd), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
Exam Takers: 75 (April 2018), 91 (September 2018)
Total Number Passed: 62 (April 2018), 75 (September 2018)
Percentage Passed: 82.67% (April 2018), 82.42% (September 2018)
First established in 1965, the University of Saint Louis is known for offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that revolve around fields such as Accountancy, Architecture, Business and Hospitality, Education, Engineering, Health and Science, Interior Design, and Information Technology.
Its Accountancy, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Elementary Teacher Education, Liberal Arts, and Secondary Teacher Education programs have been granted the highest Level IV accreditation from PAASCU.
Exam Takers: 53
Total Number Passed: 50
Percentage Passed: 94.34%
Known as one of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)’s satellite campuses in South Luzon, PUP-Sto. Tomas was established in 1992 to cater to students based in the region, especially Batangas residents.
Students who are aiming for undergraduate degrees can choose among the public university’s Behavioral Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Teacher Education programs. But for students who would rather take a diploma course, they can opt to take diploma programs that specialize in Information Communication Technology and Office Management Technology.
Exam Takers: 60
Total Number Passed: 58
Percentage Passed: 96.67%
Founded in 1962, this Batangas-based private university is known as one of the schools under the De La Salle Philippines. Aside from being accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), DLSL is also a member of different international organizations such as the Environmental Association for Colleges and Universities (EAUC), International Association La Salle Universities (IALU), and the International Association of Universities (IAU).
Currently, DLSL has undergraduate programs under numerous fields, including business, communication, computer science, education, engineering, hospitality and restaurant management, information technology, legal management, multimedia arts, nursing, psychology, science, and tourism. Post-graduates can also opt for a master’s degree in Management Technology.
Exam Takers: 69
Total Number Passed: 68
Percentage Passed: 98.55%
Are you thinking of honing your skills as a master electrician by joining a general electrician course? Or do you think an electrical engineering program suits you better? Learn more about these courses and other helpful tips at Edukasyon.ph’s College Life blog!