Guidance Services & Testing Center


The Guidance Services and Testing Center envisions the students growing and developing into integrated people, mature, responsible, and productive in life with deep love and respect for God and fellowmen.


The Guidance Services and Testing Center was organized to promote, develop and enhance the students’ well-being through efficient and effective deliverance of everyday living with full confidence and high hopes in life.​


The school organized the Guidance Services and Testing Center to promote and develop emotional stability, maturity, social adjustment, and physical well-being. The office also aims to help acquire knowledge, skills, moral and spiritual development of guidance personnel who assist students in their needs. It seeks to change the person from what he ought to be, accept his authentic self, and adopt socially accepted behavior based on rational, moral, and spiritual values, enabling the self to adjust internally and externally.​

The Guidance and Student’s Welfare Office of the Central Mindanao Colleges aim to provide students with services that will (1) explain how to solve their problems at home, school, and in the community; (2) make them gain self-understanding of their potentials, interests, and aptitude; (3) assist in securing self-direction, discipline, confidence, self-respect, and interest in school, home and civic activities and.​



This is the primary reason for the Guidance Program’s existence in the Central Mindanao Colleges. Counseling is the heart and soul of Guidance. It is a cooperative process between a counselor and counselee to assist the individual in a reorganization of attitudes, feelings, and emotions. One can make optimal use of their abilities and physical endowments. The Guidance Services and Testing Center provides CMC students with personal, academic, and career counseling. The sessions are confidential to uphold the right of the individual to privacy. Students with academic or behavioral concerns are followed-up by the guidance counselors to plan out how they could best benefit from their stay in the College.​


This is one of the services of the Guidance Services and Testing Center that measures and evaluates the abilities, aptitude, interests, and other personality traits of clients. The Psychometrician is the personnel tasked with administering and interpreting the psychological tests and organizing the student-clientele’s psychological profile. Several standardized tests are available for this purpose.​


The Guidance Counselors organize, update and keep comprehensive records of students about their home, family, academic progress, test results, interview, health status, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, and other data deemed helpful in understanding the context of the students. Data and information about each student are collected as a basis for appropriate and relevant guidance programs and services.​


A. Orientation for Students​

Every month of the semester, this is conducted to disseminate essential information about Central Mindanao Colleges that every student should know.​

B. Orientation for Career Employment​​

Career Employment Orientation is conducted for all graduating students by guidance counselors and PESO manager. This is in preparation for their entry into a career or employment. Students are provided opportunities for career decision-making through self-assessment activities and orientation to the world of work.​

C. Orientation for Parents​

This service is intended to promote better understanding between the school and the parents. A general orientation program will be conducted to acquaint parents with the school and its rules and regulations. Meetings or conferences may also be arranged so parents can discuss the concerns and problems of students. Growth sessions may also be conducted to enhance parents’ coping skills with modern and latest parenting techniques for the challenges of adolescent parenting.​


This service aims to provide and disseminate occupational, educational, and socially valuable information that gives the students awareness and benefit.​


Placement service helps the students secure the most effective relationship to a job or the next step in their educational or personal goals. It culminates with a senior’s week held every March of the year. Activities are Pre-Employment seminar, Mock Interview, and Job Fair.​


Peer counseling and facilitating is a systematic form of assistance directed towards equipping student candidates with adequate means of coping with their problems through a peer helping peer relationship. Recognizing the potentials of students to help their peers, this program provides intensive training to interested and qualified students. As an auxiliary arm of the Guidance Services and Testing Center, it supplements and complements guidance activities. Under the direction of the GSTC Personnel, the Peer Facilitators are specially selected upper-class students who are trained and prepared to help students in their transition and adaptation to college life and the CMC community. The Peer Facilitators receive training in paraprofessional helping skills, group dynamics, and group facilitating skills.​


The guidance counselors also make themselves available for consultation with teachers and parents on student development matters. Together, they provide support and work as a team to guide the students in school and at home.​


The Guidance Services and Testing Center extends its services to the community. The GSTC provides resource persons and or stand as facilitators for seminars, training, and workshops to interested community groups, e.g., parenting seminar, team buildings, and retreats.​


The Guidance Counselors may conduct a symposium, lectures, and seminar workshops organized for students, faculty, and staff based on expressed and identified needs.​


This program aims to provide a systematic evaluation of the effectiveness of the teacher’s performance in class. The results that will be obtained will be utilized for the improvement of the CMC services given to the students.​


This program aims to provide a systematic evaluation of the effectiveness of the teacher’s performance in class. The results that will be obtained will be utilized for the improvement of the CMC services given to the students.​

Need to Talk?

The Guidance Services and Testing Center is located at the 2nd-floor Multi-Purpose Building of Central Mindanao Colleges.​

Call/Text us: +639487815293​

Make an appointment for counseling.​.​
Visit CMC GSTC Portal, click Guidance Services and Testing Center Facebook page and choose counseling and Academic Follow-Up.​


Welcome to Central Mindanao Colleges, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about us by visiting this website. It contains many resources for you to learn about CMC.

“Education is not preparation for life. Education is life itself.” This famous quotation by John Dewey is, I believe, the most important reason we are all here at Central Mindanao Colleges. Ours is community-centered on our students’ excellence and success, providing exceptional experiences and connections to successful careers. Here you will find exceptional experiences that allow you to grow and develop, explore new interests, and fully realize your potential.

We provide you with holistic education to pursue global excellence, and career-ready graduates have always been central to our vision. Through a process that includes career exploration and professional preparation, we connect you with career paths and foster the skills and mindset needed for professional advancement. Our mission is to provide you with quality instruction, develop innovative research, and engage you in responsive extension programs committed to producing competent and socially responsible individuals who can carry out responsibilities for the local and global communities.[/one_half]

By becoming a CMCian means, you are part of a close-knit community, which we nurture the value of family orientation that will support you from day one and helps you achieve your vision of success. Learning in the new normal is truly challenging, but you will all be ready to face the world of work with God’s grace and assistance from all our teachers. You will find mentors in our faculty, staff and, through our campus’ rich social and cultural life, you will make connections and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Here, you will find the guidance and support to do this. Whether you want to develop your leadership skills, explore your passion for the arts, serve our community, conduct your research, or pursue a career-defining internship.

And today, we convey its importance to you. All together, we can assist you in pursuing your educational goals and aspirations here at Central Mindanao Colleges.

When you walk across the stage as CMCian graduates at commencement, you will have more than just a degree from Central Mindanao Colleges. You will have career direction and the confidence needed for success in your chosen field.

As we move towards our 74th year, I welcome you all our dear students. We are so happy and proud that you have chosen CMC as your school of choice. With the new normal, we are engaged in flexible learning modalities. On behalf of management, we warmly welcome all our new students and loyal students to the college and formally induct and celebrate new students’ entry into higher education.

Stay with us at CMC, and I am very confident that you can surely face the world equipped with all the knowledge, skills, and values you have gained here when you graduate.

With best wishes with your LIFE here at CMC.