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.
Institute of Computing
Quality IT Education – Beyond Concept of Imagination
The College of Information and Computing (CIC) formerly known as the Institute of Computing (IC) is committed to 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 of Computing came up with a plan to prepare the University as a Nodal Training Center in Region XI. Consequently, it grew so smooth because of the support given by the neighboring state universities and colleges.
The college currently offers Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), and Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) as undergraduate programs. Aside from that, the college also offers Master in Information Technology (MIT), Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MLIS), and Doctor in Information Technology (DIT), as graduate programs.
Students under 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 college actively participates in research and extension activities. The college aligns its research activities with the university’s RDE agenda. Discoveries, acquired through research, will be disseminated to the communities through extension activities. Also, the college 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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