Brief History of the College of Computer Studies
Earlier on, studies in Computer Science were offered under the supervision of the College of Business Education. In 2000, when it met the minimum requirements for a separate college it started operating as one. The following year, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) awarded the College as the Center of Development for Excellence in Information Technology in the entire Region IX. Because of this, the number of enrollees every year is increasing.
Based on the tracer study of the college, many CS and IT graduates are employed not only in local industries but also in the national scene. Also, mostly of the colleges offering CS and IT courses in the region absorbed our CS and IT graduates as instructors. Through the CCS department organizations - the BYTE (Building Youth through Technological Education) Organization, and SYBORG (System Builders Organization) and ComTech (Computer Technology), the College actively participates in the school and community activities. These organizations facilitate activities like tutorials on Internet, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash, Java Programming, and Hardware Tutorials. They also give tutorials to government officials and public school students through multimedia presentations for commercialization initiative.
Just recently, the Technical Panel for Information Technology (TPITE) and the CHED for Center of Excellences / Center of Development in IT evaluated the CCS Department. Saint Columban College CCS Department garnered 70.80 %, the highest in points in the entire Region IX.
Curricular Offerings. The College started with one major course, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS). Since the demand of computing increased globally, the college opened another major course in the year 2001, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT). In the same year, the college considered students who cannot afford to finance the four year courses, with that, the computer system technician under Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) was offered. In 2006, President Gloria Macapagal - Arroyo (PGMA) sent - out a circular memorandum stating the implementation of Ladderized Education Program (LEP) under Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and TESDA. This made the BSCS and BSIT enhanced, where BSCS and BSIT of CHED were embedded with four Information and Communication Technology (ICT) programs of TESDA. In the same semester too, the College opened the short term programs, namely: PC Operations, Computer Programming, Computer Animation and Computer Hardware Servicing.