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SCHOOL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTER STUDIES

History
Vision Statement
Mission Statement
COURSES OFFERED
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)
Bachelor of Science in Information Management (BSIM)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Computer Information Science
Associate in Computer Technology


History

" A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ." It was in 1997 when LCCM offered its first undergraduate degree program in Information Technology, with the program title Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Computer Information Science (BSBA-CIS) . This became one of the program offerings of the Department of Accountancy and Computer Studies.

In SY 2000-2001, with the view of responding to the call of the National Government in its Action Agenda to develop the ICT industry and the IT Education and to be able to realize the Mission/Vision of the College of providing students with fitting opportunities to advance, develop and benefit themselves and the society through value-laden technology-based education, LCCM became one of the few schools in the University-Belt Area and in the National Capital Region to offer a complete set of bachelor's degree programs in Computer Science and Information Technology.

The School of IT/CS of LCCM offers a well-balanced ITE curriculum that is anchored on its Mission to provide a quality value-laden education in the field of Computer Science and Information Technology. The curriculum focuses on equipping its students with the much-needed competence and skills so that upon their completion of the program, they can best meet the demands of the ICT industry and the global society.


Vision Statement

Our Vision is to become a premier computer school for men and women that is capable of producing technically proficient and value-oriented graduates who are future scientists, technologists, and information managers whose expertise, ideals, and works will spell a difference in the dynamic field of computing and information technology.


Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide a quality and value-laden education in Computer Science and Information Technology in order to produce scientifically, technologically, and professionally competent graduates who are adept to perform a significant role in the continuing transformation of the local and global society.


Courses Offered

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)


In response to the growing needs for computer professionals in the industry, government and academic institutions and the trend on globalization and in keeping with the mission of developing professional competence to service the needs of Philippine development, LCC Manila offers BS Computer Science. Specifically the objectives of the program are to produce qualified and well-rounded computer professionals who can develop systems supportive of the information needs of industry and government using computer-based data processing system, to explore the use of computers for real-time processing and to adapt computer and information technologies to Third World realities as in the Philippine Setting, and to develop individuals who will undertake the research for new knowledge and its application to Philippine conditions and the emerging trend in e-commerce / internet technology in a global environment.

Career Opportunities:

Because Information Technology has become an essential part in any organization's life, careers in computer are booming. Businesses are looking for people who can utilize computers to improve business operations. Career opportunities Computer Science graduates are available in practically all sectors of the corporate environment, including the banking sector, retail entities, government agencies, colleges and universities, consulting firms and manufacturing companies. Computer professionals may be found in almost all areas of operation - finance, manufacturing, marketing, personnel, accounting, auditing, purchasing, distribution and by the Information Technology department itself. Job titles for Computer Science graduates include system analyst, programmer, information center specialist, data base administrator, data communication specialist, network analyst, web developer, business analyst, software developer, computer sales representative, etc.


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology ( BSIT) program is designed to train students in the use of specific technologies. Students are expected to learn how to design and install networks e.g. a Novell system, or to program in Visual Basic, Fox Pro, Oracle Database, or to create a homepage, or to write a Java applet. The curriculum covers the breadth of core information technology subjects, including work related areas like professional ethics and quality consciousness. All these courses train students in the installation, maintenance, operation and management of information systems. In view of the predominant application of these specific IT technologies to business and industry, the BSIT curriculum includes core business subjects covering the four functional areas - Marketing, Finance, Operations and Human Resource and integrating courses e.g. Business Policy and Strategy.

The BSIT program offers two specializations:
- Computer Information Systems (BSIT-CIS)
- E - Commerce (BSIT-EC)

Students take 9 units for each track during the senior year

LCCM provides these specific technologies through partnership with and acquisition of some of the world's leading IT software providers and their products such as ORACLE, Microsoft, NOVELL and SUN Microsystems.

Career Opportunities:

Because Information technology has become an essential part of any organization's life, careers in computer are booming. Businesses are looking for people who can utilize computers to improve business operations. Career opportunities for BSIT graduates are available in practically all sectors of the corporate environment, including the banking sector, retail entities, government agencies, academic institutions, consulting firms and manufacturing companies. Computer professionals can be found in almost all areas of operations finance, manufacturing, marketing, personnel, accounting, auditing, purchasing, distribution and in the Information Technology department as well.

BSIT graduates are typically employed as systems analysts, management information system specialists, systems designers, database designers, database administrators and project managers. With the advent of internet technology, BSIT graduates have the best training in e-commerce as web page designers.


Bachelor of Science in Information Management (BSIM)

The Bachelor of Science in Information Management (BSIM) program seeks to produce graduates who possess the knowledge and skills required of IT professionals. It addresses the need for developing career IT professionals who aspire for supervisory and management positions. Thus, the program offers courses combining basic management principles and an integrated view of the foundations- concepts and architectures in the IM field. Thus, the BSIM program offers industry-oriented courses like systems analysis and design (SADE), management information system (MIS), database systems, software engineering and project management. Important technologies such as computer networking, internet and distributed systems are also within the scope of this program.

Career Opportunities:

Because information technology has become an essential part of any organization's life, careers in computer are booming. Businesses are looking for people who can utilize computers to improve business operations. Career opportunities for BSIM graduates are available in practically all sectors of the corporate environment, including the banking sector, retail entities, government agencies, colleges and universities, consulting firms and manufacturing, marketing, personnel, accounting, auditing, purchasing, distribution and by the Information Technology department itself. BSIM graduates are typically employed as systems analysts, Management Information System Specialists, Systems Designers, Database Designers, Database Administrators and Project Managers.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Computer Information Science

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Computer Information Science is a four-year undergraduate degree program which is designed to prepare students for their successful entry into the rapidly expanding field of computer and information technology in business. The program deals with the application of computer and information theory in business. It prepares young men and women to become professionals with computer skills combined with business completeness, thus, making them more attractive to potential employers.

Career Opportunities:

Because information technology has become an essential part of any organization's life, careers in computer are booming. Businesses are looking for people who can utilize computers to improve business operations. Career opportunities for CIS graduates are available in practically all sectors of the corporate environment, including the banking sector, retail entities, government agencies, colleges and universities, consulting firms and manufacturing companies. Computer professionals may be found in almost all areas of operation - finance, manufacturing, marketing, personnel, accounting, auditing, purchasing, distribution and by the Information Technology department itself. Job titles for CIS graduates include systems analyst, programmer, information center specialist, data base administrator, data communication specialist, network analyst, web developer, business analyst, software developer, computer sales representative, etc.


Associate in Computer Technology

The program "Associate in Computer Technology" is a two-year non-degree program leading to a diploma in "Associate in Computer Technology (ACT). Although not exactly equivalent to the first two years of degree programs in Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), and Bachelor of Science in Information Management (BSIM), the ACT may be considered as a "ladderized" program for the above mentioned degree programs in Information Technology.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of Associate in Computer Technology are prepared to work in the following:

  1. Management of data/file processing and operations
  2. Preparing information for programming/processing
  3. Assist the LAN administrator in the installation and configuration of network systems
  4. Design and develop small to medium sized computer systems using DBASE application programs
  5. Design databases for use in an information system (IS)
  6. Create web pages for the organization