Southville now offers AI, mobile app specializations to IT students

Las Piñas-based Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) has widened the scope of its information technology (IT) course with the launch of its AI and mobile applications courses through a partnership with computer maker Acer.

Southville’s newly upgraded computer laboratory, powered by Acer desktops

Students of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology can now opt to major in AI or mobile applications. The field of mobile applications for undergraduates can hone their skills in designing and hosting applications for gaming, entertainment and productivity.

On the other hand, students majoring in AI will tackle real-world projects that can provide solutions to today’s challenges. From handwriting/speech recognition to stock trading with neural networks, AI students will learn the skills that will be beneficial to organizations and to society.

“Southville IT degree holders will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence that will help them transform an organization into a more innovative, efficient and sustainable one,” said Dr. Aris Ignacio, dean of the College of Information Technology.

Aside from adding tracks to its IT course, SISC has also upgraded the competencies of its faculty members. Providing the students with quality AI skills and training is Rex Wallen Tan, the sole holder of an AI masters degree in the Philippines.

Tan finished his Master in Artificial Intelligence as Summa Cum Laude in Imperial College of London, one of the top universities in the world.

As a result of its strengthed partnership with Acer Philippines, SISC also has access to trainings for its educators to be up to date with the current industry trends.

“As a global ICT company, we believe in paving the way for students to discover a future in the world of IT. Creating Acer Academy is our way of providing our products and services to schools and universities where they can utilize our expertise and resources in preparing future professionals in their careers,” shared Carren Garcia, Acer Philippines senior manager for commercial sales.

Southville’s faculty of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT). From left: Lisandro Adamos and Floramae Aguilos, BSIT faculty member; Dr. Aris Ignacio, dean of the College of Information Technology; Claudine Lumactud and Fulgencio Ducut, BSIT faculty members

Southville also pioneered a technology-driven curriculum where students are taught with e-learning methodologies through an interactive software.

SISC’s tie-up and accreditation with Microsoft Imagine Academy allows students and teachers to access course materials and obtain certifications online.

Coupled with the software is Southville’s newly upgraded computer laboratory, powered by Acer desktops with high-end specifications. These devices allow students to process heavy data and applications to produce real-life end products.

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