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Certificate in Project Feasibility Preparation and Implementation

MAIN THRUST/OBJECTIVES

Main Thrust

The certificate program aims to produce graduates with skills in formulating project feasibility study.

Objectives:

At the end of the program, the students shall be able to:

  1. Prepare a feasibility study, packaged it in an acceptable form and be able to look for possible fund donors.
  2. Implement, monitor and evaluate projects.

Program Structure

The Certificate in Project Preparation and Implementation is composed of 10 lessons, from the identification of a project up to the packaging and selling of the feasibility study.

Lesson 1. Introduction to Project Development and Management
Lesson 2. Techniques of Project Identification
Lesson 3. Preparing the Marketing Component of PFS
Lesson 4. Preparing the Technical/Production Component of PFS
Lesson 5. Preparing the Organization and Management Component of PFS
Lesson 6. Preparing the Financial Component of PFS
Lesson 7. Preparing the Socio-economic and Environmental Component of PFS
Lesson 8. Project Implementation Techniques and Procedures
Lesson 9. Project Monitoring and Evaluation
Lesson 10.Project Packaging and Advocacy

Course Requirements

To finish the certificate program, the student has to satisfactorily comply with the three requirements:

  1. Satisfactory completion of 10 lessons (3 credit units);
  2. Submission of a project feasibility study; and
  3. Presentation of a feasibility study in a seminar.

Lesson Description

Lesson 1 - Introduction to Project Development and Management

The module lesson will present the basic concepts of a project development and management, project cycle and project feasibility study; its importance and uses, and a brief overview of its components and format.

Lesson 2 - Techniques of Project Identification

The sources of project ideas, factors to consider, and the criteria to be used in project selection.

Lesson 3 - Preparing the Marketing Component of PFS

The determination of present and future demand and supply of an identified product or service, the demand-supply gap, and the marketing program to be used.

Lesson 4 - Preparing the Technical/Production Component of PFS

The production/service provisions processes, machineries and equipment, plant location, design and lay-out of building and structures, raw materials and utilities needed are the major concerns.

Lesson 5 - Preparing the Organization and Management Component of PFS

Presents the organizational structure, staffing, duties and responsibilities of personnel, salaries and wages, and the policies and regulations needed in project operation. It also includes identification of activities and time table before the project is implemented up to its normal operations.

Lesson 6 - Preparing the Financial Component of PFS

The lesson focuses on the financial needs of the project and its sources, projected financial statements (income statement, cash flow, balance sheet), and the financial ratios and discounted measures of project worth.

Lesson 7 - Preparing the Socio-economic and Environmental Component of PFS

The contributions and impact of the project to society, the economy, and to the environment.

Lesson 8 - Project Implementation Techniques and Procedures

The techniques and procedures on how to implement projects on its three phases (investment, development, and full development). This part will relate closely with the various components of the feasibility study.

Lesson 9 - Project Monitoring and Evaluation

The basic concepts of M& E, determination of indicators, the techniques of monitoring project implementation, and evaluating performance during the project life and after its completion.

Lesson 10 - Project Packaging and Advocacy

The project study will be packaged to make it more understandable and acceptable to bankers and fund donors, and the techniques of presentation to potential investors.

Admission Requirements

Any interested person who possesses the admission requirements may enroll in the certificate program:

  • High school graduate and two years work experience in project planning, project management, monitoring and evaluation in LGUs, government agencies, private organization, NGOs, POs, or as an entrepreneur; and
  • Computer literate, especially in the use of e-mail and internet

Job Opportunities

•  Planning and Development Officer
•  Project Analyst of Small and Medium Enterprises
•  Project Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
•  Extensionist (with specialization on project development)

Methodology

The certificate program is offered in the distance/e-learning mode but students have the opportunity to have face-to-face contact with their tutors/professors.

  1. Student's attendance at CLSU on a monthly basis to discuss with tutors on the various modules, and during the feasibility study presentation.
  2. Presentation of project feasibility study before a panel of three, composed of two CLSU professors/tutors, and a representative of a bank, DTI, or any agency that is a possible fund source.
  3. A team of professors from the Department of Agribusiness Management will handle the lessons.
  4. An adviser shall be assigned for each enrollee.
  5. A numerical grade shall be given after the completion of all requirements of the certificate program.

Faculty/Staff

The professors from the Department of Agribusiness Management who shall implement the certificate program in its initial stages are as follows:

  1. Eduardo G. Marzan Jr., M.S. in Agricultural Economics, University of the Philippines Los Banos; Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University .
  2. Wilfred E. Jamandre, Master of Economics in University of New England ; Ph.D. Candidate in Agricultural Economics, University of the Philippines Los Banos.
  3. Clodualdo V. Velasco, Master of Management, University of the Philippines Los Banos.
 
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