DMCCFI continues to enact its goals in providing advanced and exemplary performance in the field of Information Technology Education (ITE). The College of Computer Studies’ (CCS) Information Technology program was named by the Commission on Higher Education as a Center of Development (COD) through CHED Memorandum Order No. 38 Series of 2015 issued last December 23, 2015.
According to CHED Memorandum Order No. 19 Series of 2006, “Center of Excellence/Development are colleges/departments within a Higher Education Institutions offering distinct IT academic programs that have continuously exhibited excellent qualities in producing quality IT professionals relevant to the needs of the industry, and in research and extension service”.
CHED identifies the COEs/CODs through the recommendation of the Technical Panel for Information Technology Education (TPITE). CHED’s TPITE has visited DMCCFI last October 26, 2015 for the Center of Development for Excellence (CODE) in ITE Ocular Inspection and Evaluation. The criteria for the identification of COEs and CODs are based on the following criteria: Instructional Quality (45%), Research and Development (30%), Extension and Linkages (20%), and Institutional Qualifications (5%).
This designation for COEs and CODs is valid for three years effective January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018. The BS in Information Technology program (BSIT) of the CCS has since been identified as a Center of Development in the year 2006. Although CHED did not have the re-evaluation since 2006, there were CHED regular visit every two years however.
As per CHED, the identified COEs/CODs are expected to strengthen others schools in region IX, enhance research capacities, develop instructional program quality, undertake in linkages projects, and take part in the development of quality education in Information Technology.
CCS faculty members are constantly involved in linkages, community extension, research presentations, and instructional enhancement program such as the JEDI4KiDs program.
The Re-application for COE/CODE for Information Technology was made possible through the invaluable collaborative effort of CCS Dean, Ms. Maria Dara Saquin, MSIT and faculty members, Mr. Bryne Angelo Brilliantes, Ms. Anne Fatima Pilayre, Ms. Jelyn Bayonas, and Mr. Jayson Sarabia.