In agreement to the recommendations made by Dr. Josefino Ronquillo of CHED Region VII, who visited and evaluated the programs offered by the College of Computer Science last October 2007, the CS Faculty Members headed by the dean, Mrs. Amie Rosarie C. Caballo, are now holding a series of workshops on the modification of the curriculum of its existing Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) program and the structuring of the curricula of the two new programs, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) and Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS).
It has been noted that there is a boost on inquiries on whether the BSIT and BSIS programs are offered at HNU during enrollment periods, an indication that steps have to be made to keep pace with the demands and current needs of the aspiring IT professionals.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) program focuses on the study of concepts and theories, algorithmic foundations, implementation and application of information and computing solutions. The said program prepares students to be researchers, and to be proficient in designing and developing computing solutions. Some of the occupations or trades that the graduates of this program may pursue are Applications Developer, Database Programmer/Designer, System Analyst and Systems Developer.
The new program, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), centers on the study of utilization of computers and computer software to plan, install, customize, operate, manage, administer and maintain Information Technology infrastructure. This program prepares students to be well versed on application installation, operation, development, maintenance and administration and familiar with hardware installation, operation, and maintenance. After satisfactorily completing the program, graduates may work as Network Administrator, Technical Support Specialist, Web Administrator or as an Entrepreneur in the IT industry to cite a few.
One more new program to be offered soon is the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS). The program highlights the study of design and implementation of solutions that integrate Information Technology with business processes. The BSIS shall replace the existing Bachelor of Science in Information Management (BSIM) program. Graduates of this program may qualify for but not limited to the following entry-level positions: Business Process Analyst, Data Quality Specialist, Systems Auditor and Quality Assurance Analyst.
The department’s existing Associate in Computer Science (ACS) will be revised as Associate in Computer Technology (ACT) that will lead to BSIT and no longer to BSCS.
The new program offerings are expected to take effect next school year, June 2008.