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BS in Information Technology in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BS IT) is a four-year degree program that equips students with the basic ability to conceptualize, design and implement software applications. It prepares students to be IT professionals who are able to perform installation, operation, development, maintenance, and administration of computer applications. The goal of the program is to produce information technologists who can assist individuals and organizations in solving problems using information technology techniques and processes. 


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who wish to pursue a degree in BS in Information Technology are encouraged to take the Information and Communication Technology strand. The strand equips students with basic topics on illustration, web design, animation, technical drafting, and computer programming.


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Introduction to Computing
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Intermediate Programming
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Information Management
  • Applications Development and Emerging Technologies

Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school graduate. 

However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of BS in Information Technology are expected to be able to:

  • Analyze complex problems and create an appropriate solution
  • Design and develop computing solutions
  • Utilize modern computing tools and skills
  • Apply information technology concepts and practices
  • Integrate information technology-based solutions

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in IT firms and corporations, any government or private institutions. Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university. 


Board Exam

The BS in Information Technology does not have a board examination. However, graduates may opt to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by the Philippine Civil Service Commission (PCSC) to qualify in working in government offices. Some graduates opt to take a Master’s degree followed by a Doctorate degree to gain expertise in the industry. 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Information Technology may pursue a career path in IT firms and corporations, any government or private institutions. They may apply as an applications developer, database administrator, technical support specialist, test engineer, web administrator, web developer, network administrator, information technology, information security administrator, network engineer, and systems analyst.

Reviews of BS in Information Technology graduates:

J. P.
◈ Studied BS in Information Technology
◈ At Saint Columban College
◈ Graduated 2011

list bulletAbout my college education: It is interesting and challenging because I studied as a working student. However, it is difficult because you have to manage your time from your work and school.

list bulletMy current job: Virtual Assistant

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes, I'm applying what I've learn from school. I've been influenced by the Christian living they have taught.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: 1 month

list bulletDo I recommend studying Information Technology: Yes, I want because you learn new things about technology as the world runs by it. Also, you will meet individual needing your support.
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