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The Asian College of Technology - International Educational Foundation (ACT-IEF) is a private college in the Philippines, located in Cebu City and Talisay City, in the Cebu province.

Asian College of Technology - International Educational Foundation
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Former names
Asian Computer Institute (ACI)
MottoSapientia Est Potestas
Motto in English
Wisdom is Power
TypePrivate
Established1988
PresidentJOSEPH STEPHEN A. DESCALLAR, DM
Academic staff
800
Undergraduates6,700
Postgraduates2,400
Location, ,
CampusACT - Cebu City Cyber Tower Campus (1 and 2), ACT - South Campus, ACT - North Campus
Websitewww.act.edu.ph
Not to be confused with Asian College which was once known as Asian College of Science and Technology

It consists of four campuses located in Metro Cebu : the ACT - CyberTower Campus, which is the main campus located at corner Leon Kilat and P. del Rosario Streets in Cebu City. ACT Main Campus has twin towers - one is opened last 2007, and the other one was still in construction; ACT - North Campus, located at Pit-os, Talamban, Cebu City (which is still in construction), and ACT - South Campus, located in Cebu South Road, Bulacao, Talisay City.

The founder of ACT is Rodrigo A. Abellanosa, a Cebu City Congressman.[1]

HistoryEdit

Asian Computer Institute (ACI), the precursor of Asian College of Technology (ACT), was established on September 19, 1988 in the busy street of historic Colon at the heart of the booming City of Cebu. Under the unrelenting leadership of its hands-on founder Rodrigo A. Abellanosa, the Institute blazed its way to become the primary provider of computer literacy of the corporate workforce in Cebu and nearby provinces which at the time were only starting to embrace the use of computer technology in the offices.

The school was incorporated on May 14, 1992 as Asian College of Technology, Inc., paving the way for the offering of post-secondary and collegiate courses that pioneered on hands-on oriented computer science curriculum.

Asian College of Technology expanded its educational programs to the south of Cebu and Cebu City with the establishment of ACT - South Campus in 1992. At present, the Campus hosts the Integrated School composed of students from Preschool to Senior High School.

The ACT Integrated School (ACT-IS) was established in 1996 to seamlessly integrate the preschool (playgroup, nursery, and kindergarten), grade school and high school curricula in order to promote a progressive, advanced and holistic development of the child. Effectively adopting the Multiple Intelligences approach that is tightly hinged on a strong character foundation, the ACT-IS has been consistently and meticulously faithful in its avowed mission of providing quality education to the Cebuano community.

In 2006, the Asian College of Technology - International Educational Foundation (ACT-IEF) was incorporated for the establishment of additional colleges and diversification of curricular offerings.

In 2007, ACT/ACTIEF reached greater heights with the construction of a half-billion-peso, 15-storey building aptly called the ACT Cyber Tower. Powered by the technology of the future, this new home of ACT Cebu City Campus is the most modern educational infrastructure at the hub of the bustling Cebu City.

In 2009 ACT established the CISCO Network Academy with De La Salle University as its regional academy head. A specialized CISCO Laboratory was put in place and the standard CISCO training program was incorporated in the curricula of Information Technology and Computer Science programs. In 2010, the Innobento Animation and Game Development Laboratory was established in partnership with UA Asia, a Japanese company, to train teachers and students advanced animation and game development techniques. In March 2011, ACT concluded a MOA with Nexus–Net Fiber Optics Incorporated to Jointly Establish the Fiber Optics Training Center for FOA Certification (FOTC-FOA).

ACT’s mission of developing highly competent and globally competitive individuals has been validated by being awarded by the National Council for Product and Service Quality as the Best Computer School-Metro Cebu in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; the Best Computer School-Visayas in 2009 and the Best Computer School-National Level in 2010.

In May 2014, the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) granted ACT Candidate Status for its Elementary, High School, and Nursing Programs, and in January 2015 for its Hospitality Management and Information Technology programs, for satisfactorily meeting the standards and fulfilling all the requirements of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA).

The Department of Education granted ACT Main and South campuses permits to offer Senior High School program beginning school year 2016-17. Tracks offered included Academic, TVL, and Arts and Design. Offered under the Academic Tracks are the following strands: Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM), Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMMS), and General Academic Strand (GAS). Offered under the Tech-Voc Track is the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Strand with majors in Animation, Computer Programming, Technical Drafting and Home Economics.

In October 2017, FAAP granted ACT Level 1 Accredited Status to the Elementary, High School, Hospitality Management, and Information Technology programs for having satisfactorily met the standards and fulfilled all the requirements of the PACUCOA

From its inception as a purely computer school, ACT has diversified its curricular offerings to include BS in Computer Science, BS in Information Technology, BS in Information Systems, BS in Computer Engineering, BS in Hospitality Management, BS in Tourism Management, BS in Business Administration, BS in Nursing, Bachelor of Secondary Education, Bachelor of Elementary Education, Associate in Computer Technology, Computer Technician Course, Diploma in Practical Nursing, Certificate in Caregiving, and complete Basic Education Programs.

Certainly, ACT has come a long way in becoming a leading educational institution in Cebu and nearby provinces.[2]

Undergraduate Programs offeredEdit

  • College of Arts, Sciences and Pedagogy[3]
    • Bachelor of Secondary Education Manor


























in English
    • Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Mathematics
    • Bachelor of Elementary Education Major in Preschool Education
    • Bachelor of Elementary Education Major in General Education
  • College of Business Management[4]
    • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management
    • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
    • Associate in Hospitality Management
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • College of Computer Studies[5]
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Specializations in Network Technology, Animation & Game Development, Mobile Applications, Databases & Applications, Software Engineering, Web Technology, Media Design & Graphics)
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Information System
    • Associate in Computer Technology
  • College of Nursing and Allied Programs[6]
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    • Diploma in Practical Nursing
    • Diploma in Caregiving

Senior High Tracks OfferedEdit

[7]Academic Track

This otin is taken by junior high students who plan to pursue college after graduating in Senior High.

  • GAS (General Academic Strand) - A preparatory course for diverse college programs.
  • HUMSS (Humanities and Social Sciences Strand) - Leading to college programs in Philosophy and Education.
  • STEMS (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Strand) - Leading to college programs in Science, Information Technology, and Engineering.
  • ABMS (Accountancy, Business and Management Strand) - Leading to college programs in Accountancy and Business Management.

TVL Track(Technical-Vocational-Livelihood Track)

This track is taken by junior high students who aim for employment or entrepreneurship after graduating in Senior High. They can still pursue college education but will not be credited in some minor subjects.

  • HE (Home Economics)
    • Bread and Pastry & Food and Beverage Services - Grade 11 students will be able to take TESDA NC II for Bread & Pastry and TESDA NC II Food and Beverage upon completion of the strands.
    • Housekeeping & Tour Guiding - Grade 12 students will be able to take TESDA NC II Housekeeping and TESDA NC II Tour Guiding after completion of the strands.
    • Caregiving - Students will be able to take TESDA NC II Caregiving after completion of the strand.
  • ICT (Information Communication Technology)
    • Hardware Servicing & Programming - Students will be able to take TESDA NC II Hardware Servicing and TESDA NC II Programming after completion of the strands.
    • Technical Drafting & Animation - Students will be able to take TESDA NC II Technical Drafting and TESDA NC II Animation after completion of the strands.

Arts and Design Track

This track is taken by Junior High students who possess and exhibit exemplary artistic inclination in the different fields in Arts.

  • APS (Arts Production Strand) - This strand focuses in the development and enhancement of skills needed in the fields of Advertisement and Literary Arts.
  • PAS (Performing Arts Strand) - This strand cultivates the passion of the child in the field of Performing Arts.

School Administration[8]Edit

Role Name
VP - Academics DR. JUNREL P. ZARCO
VP - Administration ERWIN T. VERANO, LLB
Director - Scholarships & Marketing STELLA IRENE H. GALANO, AB
Director - Student Welfare & Services ANDRES S. GOTERA, DM
Director - Research and Industry Linkage JOEL E. ASUNCION, PhD
Dean - College of Arts, Sciences & Pedagogy RACHEL S. SEBIAL, MAT
Dean - College of Computer Studies LIEF JAY B. DE SAGUN, PhD
Dean - College of Business & Management JEOVANE E. DIGAL, MBA
Associate Dean - College of Business & Management JOPHELYN C. GAMAYA, MBA
Principal - ACT Integrated School NIÑA TERESA C. ALILIN (Preschool, Elementary, and Junior High School), DR. FRANCISCA T. UY (Senior High School)
Principal - Athenaeum International School BEVERLIE B. ABELLA, MA
Academic Coordinator - ACT Integrated School WARREN O. BACARIZA
Academic Coordinator - Athenaeum International School MARY GRACE D. CARIQUITAN
Program Chair - ACT Senior High School JERVIN T. ALEGADO, MAED
Head Librarian EUFROSENA C. SABARRE, MLIS
Head Guidance Counselor LUANNE KAY R. CLAMONTE, RGC
Chief Information Officer REAGAN M. DESCARTIN
Chief Security Officer NOEL S. RONQUILLO

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "City Officials: Cebu City Government". cebucity.gov.ph. Archived from the original on 2006-05-03.
  2. ^ "Brief Historical Sketch". www.act.edu.ph. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "Asian College of Technology -CASP". act.edu.ph. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  4. ^ "Asian College of Technology - CBM". act.edu.ph. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  5. ^ "Asian College of Technology - CCS". act.edu.ph. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  6. ^ "Asian College of Technology - CNAP". act.edu.ph. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  7. ^ "Asian College of Technology - Senior High". act.edu.ph. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  8. ^ "Asian College of Technology - Administrative Officers". act.edu.ph. Retrieved 2017-06-17.

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