College of Computer Studies

In line with the Commission on Higher Education’s thrust to control the number of Information Technology Education degrees and to centralize its offering within the institution, Silliman University created the College of Information Technology and Computer Sciences. The College became fully operational in June 2001, with Engr. Ang as its Acting Dean. The first degree offerings were the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS). In the following year, the College offered the Bachelor of Science in Information Management (BSIM), now known as the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS) program.


To guarantee that effective degrees are offered with appropriate subjects and competent methods, the College had the BSIT degree accredited in May 2004 by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU). It was granted Level 1 status.


In August 2006, the College was renamed to what is now known as the College of Computer Studies (CCS).


The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has granted the College the distinction as Center of Development (COD) in Information Technology Education from 2007 to 2010.


Following the untimely demise of its Acting Dean in September 2006, Prof. Dave E. Marcial was appointed Dean in June 2007.


To date, the College continues to service the computer-related courses of the other Colleges in the university as well as offer short courses to the general public. 

History

In November 1988, the Silliman University Computer Center (SUCC) was established with the objective of centralizing computer course offerings of the University. Engr. Alfredo T. Ang was the appointed head of this unit. Originally, the center serviced the computer subjects required by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for non-IT degrees as well as short courses. These short courses were open to all interested members of the community. In 1992, services were expanded to include the computer degree (Bachelor of Science in Business Computer Application), a degree offering of the College of Business Administration (CBA).


In June 1994, the Computer Center moved to the newly completed Uytengsu Foundation Computer Center Building, which was later was renamed Uytengsu Foundation Computer Center (UFCC).
In 1999, the UFCC’s services were further expanded to include the second computer degree offering of the CBA, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.


In line with the Commission on Higher Education’s thrust to control the number of Information Technology Education degrees and to centralize its offering within the institution, Silliman University created the College of Information Technology and Computer Sciences. The College became fully operational in June 2001, with Engr. Ang as its Acting Dean. The first degree offerings were the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS). In the following year, the College offered the Bachelor of Science in Information Management (BSIM), now known as the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS) program.


To guarantee that effective degrees are offered with appropriate subjects and competent methods, the College had the BSIT degree accredited in May 2004 by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU). It was granted Level 1 status.


In August 2006, the College was renamed to what is now known as the College of Computer Studies (CCS).


The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has granted the College the distinction as Center of Development (COD) in Information Technology Education from 2007 to 2010.
Following the untimely demise of its Acting Dean in September 2006, Prof. Dave E. Marcial was appointed Dean in June 2007.


To date, the College continues to service the computer-related courses of the other Colleges in the university as well as offer short courses to the general public.