College of Informatics and Computing Sciences aims to shape globally competitive computer magnates as they develop their professional identities and ethical values. It establishes equanimity, objectivity and wisdom, unselfishness and concern for the environment through their technological competencies, community partnerships and strong faith in the Supreme Being.
It promotes excellence in the pedagogy as it develops a well-rounded graduate who can assume dynamic leadership, meaningful participation and internalization initiatives in the field of Information Technology and Computing Sciences.
The College of Informatics and Computing Science is committed to:
- Develop professional graduates ready for entry as active participants and/or competent leaders in the industrialized world who are:
- Advance ideals of national identity devoid of cultural biases, but enriched with moral integrity, spiritual vigor, and credible pursuit for professional excellence;
- Provide curricular programs for the development of a well-trained IT professionals, and Computer scientists.
- Well-educated in the principles of a particular discipline;
- Well-trained in the art and science of computer applications such as: productivity tools, authoring software and software development applications.
- Well-oriented in advocating national consciousness on the promotion of our history, culture and traditions.
History and Timeline
In August 2016, Engr. Alex I. Magboo became the Dean of the college and was turned over to Dr. Jessie A. Montalbo in January 2017. Parallel with these developmental transformations, CICS continually strives for excellence in instruction, research and extension. With dynamism and enthusiasm, it establishes a learning culture with the highest quality and produces globally competitive computer magnates and professionals.
The BatStateU Board of Regents has approved (Res. No. 684, S. 2013), the separation of the Informatics and Computing Sciences Department from the College of Engineering, Architecture, Fine Arts and Computing Sciences. With this separation the former Informatics and Computing Sciences Department is now known as the College of Informatics and Computing Sciences (CICS). Under the guidance of Asst. Prof. Princess Marie B. Melo as its Dean. The College has grown to a population of 38 competent and highly committed faculty members, sustaining its performance in delivering quality education to the youth of Batangas and other service areas. The students is composed of 48 Graduate Students, 81 Computer Engineering Students, 252 Computer Science Students and 1,351 Information Technology Students.
ICS @ CEAFACS
In 2007, the SICS was merged to College of Engineering, Architecture and Fine Arts as one of its college. And in July 18, 2013, ICS was converted into College of Informatics and Computing Sciences under Engr. Princess Marie B. Melo as the dean of the college. The college consists of 36 competent and highly committed faculty members, sustaining its performance in delivering quality education to the youth of Batangas and the other service areas. It is composed of 90 CPE students, 206 CS students and 1, 132 IT students.
To accommodate the growing importance of information and communication technologies in the field of computers, College of Computer Studies was changed to School of Informatics and Computing Sciences in the middle of 2000. Graduate school offered Master of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science of Information Technology for the academic year 2002-2003.
In 2000, IT Center was created to handle the university’s IT needs and Informatics and Computing Sciences Center to handle research and extension services of the College. Engr. Rolando M. Lontok Jr. who happens to be the Associate Dean of the college supervised both centers. Consequently, the college started to provide internet access both for faculty members and students. Likewise, during the same academic year, Master of Science in Computer Engineering was offered.
College of Computer Studies was created through the stewardship of Engr. Jessie A. Montalbo as dean of the college in 1997. The college offered BS in Computer Science, BS in Computer Engineering, BS in Information Management, BS in Information Technology, and BS in Education Management.
1st Batch of CS Graduates
12 out of the 24 enrollees graduated in 1992 and the same graduates proceeded to take up BS Computer Science. They graduated in 1994.
CS @ CAS
Computing Science department started its operation in 1990 with the supervision of Dr. Gloria Mendoza in the College of Arts and Sciences. It initially offered a two year program – Associate in Computer Science with twenty (24) enrollees and four (4) faculty members. Parallel with this development, the College of Engineering offered Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering under the leadership of Engr. Jessie A. Montalbo.