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BS in Computer Technology in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology program is a four-year program that provides knowledge and skills in computer networking, electronics product design, computer circuits, and word processing. The program also includes topics in computer troubleshooting, programming, and hardware analysis in order for students to be able to apply programming and networking solutions.


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who wish to pursue a degree in Computer 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 Computer Technology
  • Database Design and Management
  • Microprocessor and Systems
  • Computer Systems
  • Hardware Analysis
  • Electronics Product Design & Development
  • Programming

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 Computer Technology are expected to be able to:

  • Work well with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
  • Apply knowledge in mathematics and science when solving industrial technology problems
  • Conduct research using proper industrial methodologies
  • Abide with industrial ethical standards and practices

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in telecommunication firms, business companies, and computer design corporations. 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 Computer 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 Computer Technology may pursue a career path in telecommunication firms, business companies, and computer design corporations. They may apply as a computer service technician, computer programmer, computer operators, systems operator, computer security professional, database developer, systems analyst, or an academician.

Reviews of BS in Computer Technology graduates:

G. M.
◈ Studied BS in Computer Technology
◈ At University of Southeastern Philippines
◈ Graduated 2011

list bulletWhy did I choose Computer Technology: This course is practical for employment purposes. Most offices are already using computers for administration needs. It is not expensive to study in this course, and it is not difficult. As one coming from a poor family, it is my best choice.

list bulletAbout my college education: This course is about basic computer. Programming is quite difficult though I managed to survive the course. Electronics is the most interesting and enjoyable subject in my course. Some of my classmates failed but were given make-up exams to cope up.

One needs patience, and be studious in this course. Computer technology demands a lot from a student’s time.

list bulletMy current job: I am now working in a law office doing inputting, designing of logo and letter heads and acting as record keeper and secretary.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Computer technology is a very practical course for me. I am applying the basic knowledge I learned in college in my present work. But I cannot be good in programming because our school lacked the equipment and better facilities for this purpose.

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

list bulletDo I recommend studying Computer Technology: For easy employment, this is the course to enroll in. It is required in all administrative offices. There is no advantage over other graduates who come from more competitive schools in programming.

But this does not offer a high salary. Unless you have a talent for programming, this course is not highly recommendable. One will be asked to work for more than 8 hours a day and yet does not get high pay.



list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: It is a course that will suit those who are interested or want to be good in programming. But you have to study in a school with good training facilities; otherwise they will only get to learn the basic.
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