Educational Offer

The School of Technical Short Cycles (ETESP) offers higher education courses which do not bestow an academic degree, namely the Technical Short Cycle Courses (CTeSP), as showed in the legal framework Decreto-Lei n.º 63/2016, de 13 de setembro.

A CTeSP as the duration of 2 years, including a 6-month traineeship in a company, with the main goal of developing specific technical competences which allow the start of a professional activity and the integration in the job market. The traineeship is framed within the article 40º-M do DL 74/2006, of the Decree-law 65/2018, from the 16th of august, “aims at the application of knowledge acquired by practical activities of the professional profile and contemplates the execution of activities under supervision, employing techniques, equipment and materials which integrate the processes of production of goods and services”.

In the current academic year of 2019/2020, 27 courses are available in IPCA’s 4 campus: Braga, Barcelos, Guimarães and Vila Nova de Famalicão.