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Building students' competencies 

In 2002, ITSON redefined its educative model in order to build students' competences rather than just transfer knowledge which can quickly become outdated.

Competences are based on professional standards and generic capabilities. Examples of generic capabilities include problem-solving, teamwork, communication skills, time management, and high levels of computer literacy.

All of our educational programs are divided in three different phases. The first phase, general education, enables the student to obtain and develop basic and generic competences that provide him with a context in a political, economic, social and cultural framework and to identify environmental problems.

In the basic specialized education phase or second phase, our students obtain generic competences related to their profession, learning the knowledge and skills to perform specialized diagnose.

A third phase, applied specialized education, enables students to apply specific knowledge related to their professional field.

Our educative programs are aimed to build students’ competences in order to obtain higher performance levels on their professional field.

Our students’ competences are and can be certified by external organizations.