Training Programs

Courses for Students

Academic/Thesis Writing

This course helps students communicate difficult material to their audience as well as excel in academic writing. It is specifically designed to prepare students for the demands of professional writing as well as thesis writing.

  • Schedule: August to September 2016; also available by request
  • Duration: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Venue: Learning Resource Center
  • Participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) Grantees; Best and the Brightest Students; UPLB students; and other interested individuals
  • Course fee:  P 1,500 per person (including materials and snacks); free for UPLB students
  • Coordinator: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa 
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-2761

Ant Studies for Researchers and Students

The course is designed to introduce the methods, techniques, and applications of ant studies (myrmecology) to students, faculty, and researchers of biology, ecology, biodiversity and animal behavior.  Lectures, references, field collection and laboratory work will impart the necessary skills to the participants.  At the end of the course, the participants are expected to be familiar with the collecting techniques, subfamilies of ants and some of the common genera, be able to mount and preserve ant specimens, be able to identify ants to genus, and be able to design, execute, and analyze research projects that include ants.

  • Schedule and duration: 5 days (exact date to be announced)
  • Venue: Museum of Natural History (if available)
  • Course fee: P4,000 (not including travel, food and accommodation)
  • Other requirements: Stereomicroscopes, handouts, printed specimen labels, lab supplies
  • Course coordinator: Florante Cruz/James Alvarez
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  • Contact number: (049) 536-3669
  • Minimum of 5 participants and maximum of 10

Basic Graphic Design

  • Date: June to July 2016
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Venue: UPLB Learning Resource Center
  • Fee: P 1,000 per person (includes materials and snacks); free for UPLB students
  • Coordinator: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa-Ebron
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  • Contact number: (049) 536-2761
  • Minimum no. of participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) Grantees; Best and Brightest students; UPLB students; and other interested individuals

Basic Japanese Writing

This course aims to develop the skills of understanding and speaking Japanese and introduces the language for everyday purposes.

  • 3 days (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
  • Venue: Learning Resource Center
  • Participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) Grantees; Best and Brightest students; UPLB students; and other interested individuals
  • Course Fee: FREE for Best and the Brightest students; UPLB students and ARDS Grantees; P3000 per person for non-UPLB individuals (includes materials, lunch and snacks)
  • Coordinators: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa; Leandra Carolina G. Flor
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-2761; 0917 611 44 49;  0929 313 93 95

Cultural Language Training Program

The training program aims to help the international students improve their language and cultural skills in order to succeed in their chosen degree. It is also a way to prepare them for the various activities and requirements in the university by enhancing their skills in the areas of conversational English, academic speaking, listening, reading, and writing. By honing these skills before the semester begins, students will be able to engage in academic work and take their place in the community.

  • Schedule: May 4 - June 26, 2015
  • 4 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory per week (8 weeks)
  • Venue: Learning Resource Centre and College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Course Fee: TBA
  • No. of participants: 6 Japanese International Students
  • Course Coordinator: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-2761 and 0917 611 44 49

Data Management and Statistical Analyses Using SAS

The advent of big data opened various opportunities for various fields to grow business, enhance government, and develop one’s personal lifestyle. Along with these opportunities, new statistical methods and technology require the ability to interpret behaviours of data which is useful for decision-making. Hence, the increasing demand for professionals with knowledge on data management and analysis is evident through the years. As a tool to handle big data, statistical packages or softwares are powerful instruments to bridge professionals to these wide opportunities.

SAS, a software which offers both simple and sophisticated data management and analysis, enables individuals to make new discoveries. This package can mine, alter, manage, and retrieve data from a variety of sources and then perform various statistical analyses. This training course is for those who need to learn data manipulation and simple analysis techniques using SAS through creating, accessing, transforming, describing, analyzing, and summarizing data sets. It is designed for a five-day lecture of concepts with hands-on laboratory sessions.

Benefits to Participants:
Learn the basic and advanced SAS procedures for doing data management and be able to use SAS for data analysis

Purpose:
At the end of the course, the participants are expected to:

  1. be familiar with SAS software;
  2. create data sets using different input styles;
  3. manage data sets using different SAS statements;
  4. produce summary reports and graphs using SAS; and
  5. utilize different statistical analyses using SAS procedures.

Course Coverage

  • Introduction to SAS
  • Creating SAS Data Sets and Input Styles
  • Data Management: Reading External Data File; Data Set Options; Conditional Statements and Recoding Variables; Looping Statements; Merging and Updating Data Sets
  • Review on Basic Concepts in Statistics
  • Summary Reports and Graphs
  • Statistical Analysis with SAS

  • Training Output: Data Management and Statistical Output using SAS
  • Training Date and Duration: Five working days in June to July 2017
  • Venue: PS C-312, Physical Science Building, UP Los Banos
  • Coordinator: Consorcia E. Reaño, Ph.D. (Director, Institute of Statistics)
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  • Tel. No.: (049) 536-2381
  • Minimum of participants required: 30

Digital Photo Editing with Adobe Photoshop

This training aims to provide comprehensive basic knowledge of the industry's most flexible photo editing and manipulation software. This course explores the features and functions of Adobe Photoshop. Individuals learn various digital manipulation techniques such as cropping, enlarging, layering and focusing. Students learn how to use filters and add graphic images to their photographs without affecting the original image.

  • Schedule: June to July 2016
  • Duration: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Venue: Learning Resource Center
  • Participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) Grantees; Best and the Brightest Students; UPLB students; and other interested individuals
  • Course fee: P 1,000 per person (includes materials, lunch and snacks); free for UPLB students
  • Coordinator: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa-Ebron
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-2761

Events Management Training

This course is designed to equip students with the skills to organize all aspects of indoor and outdoor events such as music events, press conferences, charity or major events. It covers the design, development, implementation and coordination of big and small events and prepares learners for all aspects of this dynamic and exciting activity/industry. 

  • Schedule: Available by request
  • Duration: 1 day (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
  • Venue: Learning Resource Center
  • Participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) Grantees; interested UPLB Students; open to the public
  • Course fee:  PhP 3,000 per person (includes materials, lunch and snacks); free for UPLB students
  • Coordinator: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa-Ebron
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-2761

Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics Review Course

Conduct of review course to provide in-depth coverage of content areas for the Nutritionists-Dietitians' Licensure Examination.  The course design includes lectures, quizzes, mock board examinations and optional tutorials. Moreover, the course offers excellent updates and overview of issues concerning the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Date: June 13 to July 9, 2016
Venue: Electrical Engineering Auditorium
Course fee: Early Bird - P 5,500 (April 8, 2016); Regular - P 6,000
Coordinator: Normahitta P. Gordoncillo, RND, PhD
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Contact number: (049) 536-2445; 0905-4848-363
Number of participants: 200

Leadership Training

This training aims to maximize the leadership  potential of the individual in their educational and professional environment. Through a series of workshops, it explores key leadership theories in the context of the practical skills required to succeed in today's performance-driven job market.

  • Schedule: June to July 2015
  • Duration: 1 day (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
  • Venue: Learning Resource Center
  • Participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) Grantees; interested UPLB students; open to the public
  • Course fee: FREE for Best and the Brightest students, UPLB students and ARDS Grantees; P1,000/person for non-UPLB individuals  (includes materials, lunch and snacks)
  • Course coordinator: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa; Leandra Carolina G. Flor
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-2761; 0917 611 44 49 and 0929 313 93 95