EXPERIENCE an educational leap that bridges technology and academics. The best choice is St. Dominic College of Asia (SDCA).
St. Dominic College of Asia has reached a milestone on taking a digital leap. It was recently titled the Digital Campus Academy when it became the Certified First Digital Campus in Region IV, located at St. Dominic Complex, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Bacoor City.
Digital Campus Academy is a state of an institution wherein it has attained a level of ability to serve and provide education through digital means. It provides tools for educators and students to collaborate, communicate and connect with each other, through the means of Electronic Learning management systems. Through the Digital Campus Suite, schools will have high-speed connectivity, and online access to training courses of the Microsoft Imagine Academy Program. Educators and students will have access to Microsoft’s digital curriculum and earn IT certifications in the Microsoft Academy Program for fundamental technology skills as well as courses that enable students to become more competitive for their careers in the future.
Schools will receive licenses to Microsoft Office 365 to help students and teachers interact and teach using Cloud tools and platforms thus uplifting over-all digital education experience. Not only Microsoft application suite is provided but also, Google and other open source access applications, such as Edmodo, Moodle and other education enabling electronic applications are provided to further cultivate the digital education experience of students in St Dominic College of Asia.
“Digital campus academy is not about technology itself, but it is about uplifting the environment of education holistically through enabling education through the use of technological means”, says Andie Lawrence Tombucon, Digital Education Solutions (DES) officer.
Since 2003, dedicated faculty and staff at SDCA have been upholding the central and landmark of the institution to purposively link quality education, training, and research with community service in pursuing the holistic development of individuals.
School of Arts, Sciences and Education (SASE)
Under the SASE are the following programs: Secondary Education options major in: English, Biological Sciences; Elementary Education options major in: Special Education General Content Courses; Bachelor of Arts in Communication (with focus on Media and Marketing Communication) and Bachelor of Science major in Psychology. Certificate in Teaching Profession (CTP) is also included in the course offering of SASE.
Master of Arts major in Psychology is now also offered by SASE for Graduate Studies.
Counseling and Life Coaching Program (CCLP) also under by SASE, a Certificate program for counseling life coaching with first batch of graduates last May 2017, was pioneered by SDCA itself.
The faculty and staff behind SASE are: Dr. Evelyn Enejosa, SASE dean; BS Psychology Program Chair Dino Ubalde, Education Program Chair Maria Eloisa Joson, and BA Communication Program Chair Romeo Gonzalvo Jr.
School of Business and Computer Studies (SBCS)
The School of Business and Computer Studies is a progressive and innovative business and IT school in SDCA. Under the SBCS are the following programs: Business Administration, BS Accountancy, Accounting Technology, Multi Media Arts, Information Technology, and Computer Science. The SBCS is composed of faculty with degrees from renowned institutions of which a majority have teaching and industry experience. At SBCS students from Business Administration and Information Technology are required to visit Asian countries such as Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Taiwan for industry immersion.
The BSBA and IT programs are now level 2 PACUCOA Accredited which means instructions, faculty, research, facilities among others are considered excellent features of the said programs. The school also houses the iMAC laboratory which makes the curriculum of the programs for Multimedia, IT and Business more competitive. The school has an active network of alliances and linkages whih makes the curricula and delivery of instructions updated and innovative. Among the industry partners are Junior Achievement of the Philippines, Inc. Microsoft, Oracle, PLDT, SunLife Financial, Conduent, Sykes, and many more.
SBCS is spearheaded by Dean Dr. Noel Sergio; BSA Program Chair Alicia Banas, BSBA Program Chair George Tumamak, BSIT Program Chair William Aldea III and ABMMA Program Chair Mike Ricafrente.
School of Health Science Professions (SHSP)
The following programs offered by SHSP are: BS Medical Laboratory Science, BS Nursing, BS Physical Therapy, BS Pharmacy, BS Radiologic Technology and Caregiving NCII.
SHSP headed by Dean Mary Roa; Nursing Academic and Research Coordinator Jonathan Kupahu, BMLS Program Chair Joel Matamis, BSPh Program Chair Aleli Baes, BSPT Program Chair Bob Jimenez, BSRT Program Chair Mark Jayson Gutierrez, BIO Program Chair Marigold Uba, Caregiving Coordinator Amor Alapide, Clinical Coordinator Crystal Roberto, and Safety Officer Ramon Carreon.
School of International Hospitality and Tourism Management (SIHTM)
The programs offered by SIHTM are as follows: BS Hospitality Management with options to major in Cruiseline Operations, Culinary Arts and Kitchen Operations; BS Tourism Management; Commercial Cookery NCII, Bread and Pastry Production NCII; F&B Services NCII and IV; Bartending NCII; Housekeeping NCII and Front Office Service NCII. SIHTM headed by HM Program Chair Jennefer Yap, TM Program Chair Elsa Chico, and Melbert Animas, Training and Linkages Coordinator/TECHVOC Officer.
JASMIN D. QUINTANS