Associate in Computer Science in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Associate in Computer Science program (ACS) provide knowledge and skills on basic computer programming, networking technology and database systems. The program aims to enhance the critical thinking and analytical skills of students, and to prepare students for work in the IT industry.

Admission requirements for the Associate in Computer Science program in the Philippines


  • Must have the original and photocopy of the high school report card (form 138)
  • Must have recommendation from High school principal and guidance counsellor
  • Must have most recent medical and dental health record
  • Must take and pass the college entrance examination
  • Must have a copy of NSO certified birth certificate
  • Must have a certificate of good moral character
  • Must have a copy of the honourable dismissal
  • Must have a copy of the high school diploma
  • One 2”x 2” copy of latest photo

Duration of the Associate in Computer Science program in the Philippines


The Associate in Computer Science program takes 2 years to complete.

Subjects included in the Associate in Computer Science program


  • Object-Oriented Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Database Management Systems
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Web Authoring and Graphics
  • Databases

What are the career opportunities for graduates of Associate in Computer Science in the Philippines?


  • Junior programmer
  • Network administrator
  • Web developer
  • Network operation specialist
  • Microsoft Office specialist
  • Management information systems assistant
  • Document analyst

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Reviews of Associate in Computer Science graduates:

M. D.
◈ Studied Associate in Computer science
◈ At System Technology Institute College
◈ Graduated 1999

list bulletWhy did I choose Associate in Computer Science: Comp. Science was in demand that time so everybody wanted to enroll in that course and the computer industry was growing here were I live.

list bulletAbout my college education: I learned everything their is to know about computers then. I learned to analyze things to make it more easy. math was always difficult for me but still managed to pass. the exams was not all easy nor was it difficult.
patience and perseverance is needed to pass the course.

list bulletMy current job: I'm an accounting clerk at the hospital. I input all information about the hospitals personnel in the accounting systems.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: I learned to mingle with different kinds of people, and being patient in the office for having lots of work loads.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: It took me 5 years to have a job because I also enrolled in some short term/vocation courses before applying for a job.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Associate in Computer Science: With an associate degree you can still have employment opportunities, depending on the company. But if you pursued a bachelors degree in comp. science, that would be great for employment opportunities.

As for earnings you shouldn't expect a lot if your a fresh graduate, for experienced you could.


list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: You need to love the course.
A little background in computer will be a plus.
You to be diligent in doing research cause not all is teach in school.
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