Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf

Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf (MCCID) is a non-sectarian, post-secondary, Christian foundation school for the deaf in the Philippines authorized by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to offer non-degree computer and other technical training programs.

Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf College of Technology, Inc.
MottoGod, Education, Technology, Life
Typespecial technical college for the deaf
Purok Dos Sitio Buntong Palay, Bgy. Silangan, San Mateo
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NicknameMCCID College
MascotBlue Lightning

It is also the only institute in the Philippines authorized by the government through TESDA to offer sign language and interpreting programs as well as courses for the deaf.

Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf Foundation, Inc. was incorporated on September 9, 1993, by the Securities and Exchange Commission (Philippines) (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit foundation. It was through the idea of two young Christian computer professionals, one hearing and one deaf, that they decided to establish an educational institution that focuses on improving the computer skills of the deaf.

On November 4, 2008, MCCID became MCCID College of Technology, Inc.[1]

Programs edit

These are the courses available for the deaf as authorized by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority

  • Diploma in Arts and Computer Design Technology - 3 years
  • Diploma in Business Technology - 3 years
  • Diploma in Business and Entrepreneurship - 3 years
  • Certificate in Sign Language and Interpreting - 1 year
  • Computer Software Operations Technology - 5 months

Campus edit

Main Rizal Campus edit

MCCID College School Building, San Mateo, Rizal
MCCID College Sports Area with Basketball/Volleyball Court, Futsal and Stage

From its old rented building in Cubao, Quezon City, the main campus is now permanently housed in a 400 square meter building in San Mateo, Rizal.[2] It sits on a 6,000 sq.m rolling hills prime property site in Bgy. Silangan near the Marikina - San Mateo border. San Mateo is a first class urban municipality in the Province of Rizal.[3] The construction has been undergoing since 2009[4] after the property was acquired. Current facilities available include sports area, mini-library, animation design room and computer laboratory.[5]

Quezon Campus edit

In 2009, MCCID College opened its first community based campus in Tiaong, Quezon in partnership with Bartimaeus Center for Alternative Learning (Bethsaida, Inc.), a Community Based School for the Disabled Persons established in early 90s. The 1,400 sq. m. property housed a small school building with a computer lab and classrooms. The school services the deaf communities of Quezon Province as well as in lower parts of Laguna and the whole of Batangas. The school is partially funded by Liliane Foundation Philippines.[6]

Pampanga Campus edit

After careful study from among key partners of Liliane Foundation Philippines (LFP) in Central Luzon, MCCID opened its second campus in City of San Fernando, Pampanga this 2010. The 300 sq.m prime property is owned by Innocencio Magtoto Memorial Foundation, Inc. As a flagship project of LFP under its Region III Cluster, MCCID will open its IT program to deaf high school graduates from Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija and Zambales. Its main goal is to produce top quality deaf trainers who will then be deployed to different LFP partner-organizations (PO) nationwide as trainer experts/instructors. They will be responsible in teaching computers and other livelihood programs to deaf high school graduates from key cities and municipalities with LFP established partners.[7][8]

Services edit

MCCID College offers the following services to the students:

  • Specially designed curricula and training to meet the industry standards;
  • TESDA Scholarship grants[9] for qualified Deaf students (High School honorees);[10]
  • Facilities like Local Area networks (LAN), high speed Personal Computers and Servers as well as up-to-date applications;[11]
  • Internet advantage using high speed DSL and Wi-Fi connection within the campus as well as providing personal e-mails using ""[12] and web pages;
  • Custom-made laboratory manuals and imported computer books;
  • Sign Language instructions by encouraging the use of the Filipino Sign Language;[13]
  • Guidance and career counseling;
  • Guaranteed job placement programs for qualified Deaf graduates;[14][15]
  • Inter-school as well as national computer skills competition training programs;[16]
  • Livelihood and skills seminars and workshops provided by government institutions (TESDA, DOST, NCDA) as well as other private organizations;
  • Sports and recreational activities[17]

Beliefs edit

MCCID College believes that every deaf individual is capable of doing jobs that hearing people do and that his handicap is not a hindrance to attain what is required in working at any type of environment.

MCCID assists the hearing impaired in getting a better chance to compete for employment, education and other opportunities like every other citizen in the Philippines.

Objectives edit

Objectives are:[18]

  • to help the deaf, regardless of economic status, gain access to better employment in the field of computer and computer work applications through technical education;
  • to give training to improve computer skills that can be compared to existing industry standards;
  • to provide job assistance and placement for graduates for domestic employment;
  • to develop computer based curricula and instructional materials for the deaf;
  • to assist in the development of sign language for science and technology terms;
  • to provide scholarships and free training seminars to qualified hearing impaired
  • to help in the dissemination of information about deafness, deaf people and their culture.

First in the Philippines edit

Filipino Sign Language is the Official Sign Language used by majority of deaf communities in the Philippines


  • the first and currently the only post-secondary technical institute for the deaf authorized by the Philippine government.[19]
  • the only institute authorized by the government to offer a sign language course in the Philippines.[20]
  • the first institute for the deaf that includes Deaf Culture as part of its curriculum.[21]
  • the first school in the Philippines that published a series of comic strip focusing on deaf persons debuting on September 11, 2005.[22][23]
  • the first institute in the Philippines that is accepted as a member of the Convention of American Instructors for the Deaf (est. 1851) in 1995.[24]
  • the first observer and advocates of Web accessibility among deaf organizations during the Interregional Seminar and Regional Demonstration Workshop on ICT Accessibility attended by delegates from Asia and the Pacific.[25]
  • the first institute that published a book on Web Accessibility entitled "Basic Web Accessibility Guide for Filipinos.[26]
  • the first institute that designed the Filipino Sign Language Font which can be downloaded for free.[27]

MCCID students were

MCCID website is:

Government/industry linkages edit

To enhance the training component of MCCID, the following government agencies and private organizations forged a collaboration and partnership with the school.[45]

References edit

  1. ^ We Are Now MCCID College of Technology - MCCID College Official Website
  2. ^ MCCID Opens its New Campus - National Council on Disability Affairs Official Website
  3. ^ Wikimapia Map of School Site
  4. ^ Call for Building Fund Support - MCCID College Official Website
  5. ^ Contact Us - Contact Information
  6. ^ MCCID Opens Quezon Branch - MCCID News Archive 2009
  7. ^ MCCID Opens IMMFI Pampanga Branch - MCCID Latest News
  8. ^ MCCID College Pampanga Campus Launched - MCCID Latest News
  9. ^ List of TESDA Scholars - MCCID College Official Website
  10. ^ Scholarship Programs - MCCID College Official Website
  11. ^ Facilities - MCCID College Official Website
  12. ^ Free Webmail - MCCID College Official Website
  13. ^ SignWriting in the Philippines - Official Website
  14. ^ MCCID Students Demonstrate in Job Fair - MCCID News Archive 2008
  15. ^ Alumni Update: More Graduates Immediately Hired - MCCID News Archive 2008
  16. ^ Academic Competition Begins - MCCID News Archive 2008
  17. ^ Sports Fest 2008 Opens - MCCID News Archive 2008
  18. ^ Mission/Vision - MCCID College Official Website
  19. ^ List of Philippine Colleges and Universities - Website
  20. ^ Official TESDA Website - TESDA List of Technical Institutions with Corresponding Approved Course Offerings
  21. ^ Love for the Language means Love for the People - Article about Deaf Culture
  22. ^ Silent Word Deaf Comic Strip - News Article on Deaf Comics published by Manila Bulletin
  23. ^ Comics for the Deaf - Article from The Comic Blurb
  24. ^ Awards Archive MCCID Awards Archive for 1995
  25. ^ Web Enabled Accessibility Interregional Seminar and Regional Demonstration Workshop on ICT - Worldenable Article
  26. ^ "Basic Web Accessibility Guide for Filipinos" Book Now Available - News Article from Philippine Web Accessibility Group
  27. ^ Filipino Sign Language Font Now Available for Download - MCCID News Article
  28. ^ "Pioneer in Deaf Computer Education" - article
  29. ^ Awarding Ceremony Photo - MCCID Awards Archive for 2003
  30. ^ Awarding Ceremony Photo - MCCID Awards Archive for 2001
  31. ^ Pinoy Kid: Asia's IT Whiz - Department of Labor and Employment (Philippines) News Archive
  32. ^ 2004 TESDA Academic Excellence Awards - MCCID Awards Archive for 2004
  33. ^ MCCID won three 1st Place and one 3rd Place Gold Medals of Excellence in 12th PNSC - MCCID News Archive 2005
  34. ^ 12th Complete PNSC Winners List MCCID News Archive 2005
  35. ^ MCCID Champions Participate in 7th International Skills Competition - MCCID Awards Archive for 2007
  36. ^ Emilie Padullon, Deaf Person Working for Philippine President - Filipino Deaf from the Eyes of a Hearing Person
  37. ^ Awards List - MCCID Awards Archive for 2003
  38. ^ 2003 Data Encoder Exam Results- MCCID Archives for 2003
  39. ^ Programs, Trainings and Human Resource Development - Nova Foundation for Differently Abled Persons Official Website
  40. ^ MCCID Launches - MCCID News Archive for 2006
  41. ^ MCCID Online Website Now 12 Years - MCCID Latest News
  42. ^ Old GeoCities Website - MCCID Online 1997 News Archive
  43. ^ Design Talk Blogsite Rey Mendoza's Personal Website
  44. ^ Members Profile - Guild of Accessible Web Designers Official Site
  45. ^ Training Partners - MCCID Official Website
  46. ^ Air-21 Accepts MCCID Grads - MCCID College Official Website
  47. ^ APCD Links - APCD Linkages
  48. ^ MCCID joins Workshop in Thailand - MCCID News Archive for 2009
  49. ^ ADOC-NCC Donates Computers - MCCID News Archive for 2010
  50. ^ DFA Hires three more MCCID Graduates - MCCID College Official Website
  51. ^ Liliane Philippines List of Mediators in National Capital Region - Liliane Foundation Philippines Official Website
  52. ^ Liliane Supports Ten Deaf Scholars - MCCID News Archive for 2009
  53. ^ List of Schools, Universities and Associations under MIRDC Linkage Program - MIRDC-DOST Official Website
  54. ^ MCCID Signs MOA with MIRDC-DOST - MCCID News Archive for 2006
  55. ^ MCCID now Monde Nissins Academic Partner - MCCID Official Website
  56. ^ Monde Nissin Hires MCCID Grads - MCCID Official Website
  57. ^ Students Attend Web Accessibility Forum - MCCID News Archive for 2010
  58. ^ Toshiba Plant Tour for Aspirants with Disabilities - NCDA Official Website
  59. ^ Third Web Accessibility Workshop Held - MCCID News Archive 2008
  60. ^ MCCID Designs Government Website - MCCID College Official Website
  61. ^ Winners: Digital Filipino Web Awards 2009 - Digital Filipino Web Awards Official Website
  62. ^ About PWAG - PWAG Official Website
  63. ^ Take One Animation Studio Pilots Trainings for PWDS - Take One Animation Studio Official Website
  64. ^ MCCID signs MOA with TESDA Women's Center providing free training on livelihood programs - MCCID News Archive for 2005

External links edit

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