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The University of the Philippines Information Technology Training Center or UP ITTC is a program of the University of the Philippines together with the Japan International Cooperation Agency or JICA. The UP ITTC also hosts the Philippine Youth Congress in Information Technology or Y4iT every September, the biggest IT event in the nation.

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History

On 26 February 2004, upon UP President Francisco Nemenzo’s recommendation, the UP Board of Regents (BOR) approved the creation of the ITTC Program under the Office of the Vice-President for Development. The BOR appointed a Program Director for UP ITTC on 22 July 2004.

For its full-scale implementation, the University proposed a project for funding by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). This was dubbed as the Japan-Philippines Technical Cooperation Project on Philippine IT Human Resource Development (ITHRD), which was approved by JICA and started operation on 20 July 2004, for a term of four years.

In the “Record of Discussions” signed by JICA and the University on 09 July 2004, the project purpose was stated as: to conduct high-level and practical IT training in cooperation with other universities and industries, and to match the needs of the industry.

Courses

Fulltime Courses

As a training center with specialization tracks in Applications Development, Network Systems, and Mobile Computing and Embedded Systems, UP ITTC offers a one-year full time training course with a Certificate in Information Technology. Yearly admission and scholarship examinations are conducted at the UP Diliman Campus (Quezon City) and in the provinces, such as Bacolod, Bicol, Butuan, and Tacloban.

Qualified enrollees are college graduates of Computer Science and IT-related courses as well as graduates of other courses.

UP ITTC fulltime students generally take Japanese language lessons everyday and prepare themselves for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Levels 3 and 4. They are also primed for the PhilNITS Fundamental Engineer (FE) examinations held every April and October.

The fulltime IT training program runs for four 10-week quarters. The revised direct cost of studying in UP ITTC, inclusive of training fee miscellaneous and other incidental fees, is PhP 97,350.00 for one year.

Short Courses

The UP ITTC short courses are modular. The duration of each module can be from three days to two weeks. These are taken on a part-time basis. See the list of offered courses below.

  • ASP.NET Programming (Using Visual Basic .NET)
  • Basic Web Development
  • Better Management of the IT Procurement Process
  • C Programming
  • C++ Programming
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate 1 (CCNA1)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate 2 (CCNA2)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate 3 (CCNA3)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate 4 (CCNA4)
  • Delivery of High Impact Business Presentations
  • Enterprise Resource Planning for Managers
  • Introduction to C# Programming with Microsoft .NET
  • Introduction to Embedded Systems (Mobots)
  • Introduction to Oracle PL/SQL
  • Introduction to Visual Basic .NET
  • IP Telephony
  • Java EE
  • Java Programming I (Basic)
  • Java Programming II (Intermediate)
  • Java Programming III (Advanced)
  • Linux System Administration
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Project
  • Mobile Applications Development Using Java ME
  • Object-Oriented Analysis and Design Using UML
  • PhilNITS FE Exam Review
  • PHP & MySQL
  • Project Management
  • Risk Assessment and Management of High Value Projects
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Software Engineering and Information Security
  • Structured Cabling
  • Understanding Business Intelligence

From 2005 to 2007, a total of 1,277 participants attended the short courses —71 in 2005, 435 in 2006, and 771 in 2007. The government, academe, private industry, and NGO sectors were all represented. The short course CCNA1 garnered the highest number of trainees, with a total of 168 for the year 2007.

Partners

Government

  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Japan Foundation
  • Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO Manila)
  • Board of Investments (BOI)
  • Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
  • Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT)
  • Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)
  • Philippine National IT Standards Foundation (PhilNITS)

Industry

  • Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS)
  • Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC)
  • Electronic Industries Association of the Philippines, Inc. (EIAPI)
  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines, Inc. (JCCIPI)

University of the Philippines

UP SITF
The UP System Information Technology Foundation, Inc. (UP SITF) acts as the resource generation arm of the UP ITTC which includes human resource development, infrastructure and equipment, and research and development initiatives. It strengthens industry partnerships and the establishment and management of a scholarship fund. UP ITTC is one of its flagship activities.

Cooperating organizations

  • Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP)
  • Philippine Society of IT Educators (PSITE)
  • Electronic Industries Association of the Philippines, Inc. (EIAPI)
  • International Electronics and Technical Institute, Inc. (IETI)
  • Philippine Computer Society (PCS)
  • Philippine Software Association (PSIA)

eGovernment projects

Buddyworks is a project that seeks to reduce the inequities in the Philippine health care system and help curb the impact of the exodus of health care providers. It uses electronic information and communications technologies to provide and support health care for underserved communities and geographically remote areas where health care expertise is largely unavailable. [1]

The Philippine eLib is a collaborative project of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), University of the Philippines (UP), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). It hopes to provide for the information needs of all sectors of society. [2]

References

See also

External links

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