About CIC

Dean, College of Information and Computing

One cannot overstate the role Information Technology plays in the world today. Twenty years ago, the people behind the newly established but modest-sized  College of Information and Computing could not probably have the slightest idea of how integral their part would be in this information revolution. As Steve Jobs once said, “you can only connect the dots looking backward”.

The CIC endeavors to look both ways. Only by looking back do we realize how far we have gone, but only by looking forward do we not rest on our laurels and settle for anything less.

As we continually teach the young minds of today the algorithmic method of thinking, we follow the same scientific and methodical approach in ensuring that ours is an environment worthy of being called a premiere academic institution.

At the CIC, success is viewed not just by having outstanding faculty members, a robust curriculum, a vibrant research community, nor state-of-the-art facilities. Success is the insatiable urge to improve and evolve.

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Formerly - Institute of Computing

We prepare Work-Ready, World-Ready, and Future-Ready Graduates

About Us:

College of Information (CIC) is committed towards the growth of the Southern Philippines by developing Information Technology professionals, entrepreneurs, managers, and new technologies. During its initial implementation last June 26, 1997, the Institute devised a plan to prepare the University as a Nodal Training Center in Region XI. Consequently, it grew so smoothly because of the support given by the neighboring state universities and colleges.

The College of Information currently offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), and a Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) as undergraduate programs. Aside from that, CIC  also offers Master in Information Technology (MIT)Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), and Doctor in Information Technology (DIT) as graduate programs.

Students in the BS in Information Technology program can choose between Business Technology Management and Information Security as specialization tracks and Data Science for the BS in Computer Science program. Graduates of the BLIS program are being prepared to apply information technology to basic library operations and functions.

The CIC actively participates in research and extension activities. CIC aligns its research activities with the university’s RDE agenda. Discoveries acquired through research will be disseminated to the communities through extension activities. CIC also conducts extension activities focused on ICT-related livelihood programs acquired through research. These extension activities equip the local community with the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies to promote a better quality of living.

USeP- Information Technology Building

Undergraduate Programs
BSCS - Program & PEO

Current CMO Guiding Program: CMO No. 25 Series of 2015 

Program Description: The BS Computer Science program includes the study of computing concepts and theories, algorithmic foundations, and new developments in computing. The program prepares students to design and create algorithmically complex software and develop new and effective algorithms for solving computing problems.

BSCS Program Educational Objectives (PEO) 

PEO1: Acquire a level of expertise in a particular field of  specialization in Computer Science to create  new and better ways to solve computing  problems

PEO2: Demonstrate professionalism and excellence through expanded leadership responsibility and significant technical contributions while promoting unity and stewardship.

PEO 3: Discover new and emerging trends to continue  one’s professional development in Computer  Science and its allied disciplines

BSIT Program & PEO

Current CMO Guiding Program: CMO No. 25 Series of 2015 

Program Description: The BS Information Technology program includes the study of the utilization of hardware and software technologies involving planning, installing, customizing,  operating, managing and administering, and maintaining information technology infrastructure that provides computing solutions to address the needs of an organization.

BSIT Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

PEO1: Acquire a level of expertise in a particular field of specialization in Information Technology to appropriately implement solutions on a variety of problem domains.

PEO2: Demonstrate excellence through significant technical contributions to the field of Information  Technology while promoting professionalism,  unity, and stewardship.

PEO3: Discover new and emerging trends to continue one’s professional development in Information  Technology and its allied disciplines.

BLIS Program & PEO

Current CMO Guiding Program: CMO No. 24 Series of 2015

Program Description:  The Bachelor of Library and Information Science program is the study of the development, deployment, and management of information resources in print, non-print, electronic and digital forms and services.  Graduates of this program are being prepared to apply information technology to basic library operations and functions. They are trained to harness a range of bibliographical and online tools to support teaching, research, and other activities.  Graduates of this program are likewise expected to systematically organize, conserve, preserve, and restore information objects, historical and cultural documents, and other intellectual properties. The program addresses the needs of both the academic community and the corporate world.  The program is designed to satisfy the requirements for the Librarian’s Licensure Examination as mandated by the Professional Regulations Commission.

Primary Job Roles students are prepared for in the program: 

Academic Information Specialist,  Corporate Information Specialist, Library and Information Science Researcher

Secondary Job Roles students are prepared for in the program:

Bibliographer, Copy Cataloger, Documentation Officer, Library Applications Developer, Library Assistant, Preservation/Conservation Officer, Records Assistant, Library Entrepreneur, Library Designer

BLIS Program Educational Objectives (PEO) 

PEO1: Integrate information technology for excellent information service in a diverse working environment.

PEO2: Demonstrate and deliver research-based literacy services with professional, social, and ethical responsibility.

PEO3: Preserve, conserve, and archive records including special and rare collection.

Graduate Programs
MIT Program Objectives

PO1: Demonstrate an understanding of wider issues that are involved in the accomplishment of a successful IT  professional practice.

PO2: Demonstrate an understanding of project management principles that influence professional practice in IT.

PO3: Manage complex professional issues within a defined IT context in different frameworks.

MLIS Program Objectives

PO1: Perform extensive evaluation of current problems, principles, and concepts and systematically deal with complex issues and apply current knowledge to specific problems by undertaking research projects and other forms of advanced scholarship with an emphasis on ethics and professionalism.

PO2: Develop and innovate library and information services and perform research-based practices and employ policies and standards in providing quality services and resources to meet the needs of libraries and information centers.

PO3: Undertake advanced knowledge, skills, and specialized training to enhance and enrich existing skills, acquire a higher level of and more specialized competencies to heightened services using emerging technologies for access and retrieval of information resources.

DIT Program

Current CMO Guiding Program: CMO No. 19 Series of 2019, CMO No.07 Series of 2010

Program Description:  The Doctor in Information Technology program is a Doctoral degree program - Professional Track with 30 units of coursework that includes 6 units of core courses, 12 units of specialization courses, and 12 units of dissertation. The
program focuses on industry research with a combination of Doctoral level
course work. The program aims to develop the needs of professionals who occupy
or shall occupy positions of influence in the information technology community
to perform research and development with significance. The research-based
dissertation must be presented in a national or international public forum and
encouraged to be published in a refereed journal. 

 Primary Job Roles students are prepared for in the program: 

Information Research Specialist

Secondary Job Roles students are prepared for in the program:

 IT Consultant, IT Project Manager