School to offer 2 new courses

A SCHOOL is planning to offer two new information technology related courses next school year if the Commission on Higher Education approved its application.

Ronic Concepcion, head of information technology program of the Asian International School of Aeronautics and Technology (Aisat), said yesterday in the weekly Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao Annex that they intend to offer a four-year course on entertainment and multimedia computing and a two-year course on computer system servicing.

Concepcion said the course on entertainment and multimedia computing, for instance, is focused on game development and animation. It is planning to provide these courses to fill in the need for information technology experts, he added.

“Based on the research of the Information and Communication Technology Davao, there is an increase demand for information technology experts,” he said.

At present, Aisat is offering a two-year course on digital arts which has a tuition fee of P27,000 a semester and short courses, which could be completed in 40 hours each and will cost P6,500, on animation and visual arts. Enrollees in the short courses should have a background on information technology or knowledge on web design.

Aisat said in its website that: “In digital arts, students receive intensive training in the art of animation as well as graphic design. This intensive two-year training program is meant to equip students with skills needed by today’s digital age that requires more and more graphic content based approach system to reach its audience.”

The school has a state-of-the-art facility such as the ink-and-paint room that has 10 computers. It is partnering with Visual Insights Multimedia, Cube Pixels, Outsource Ok and Philippine Global Outsourcing.

“Aisat believes that there is a talent pool in Davao for digital artists and that Aisat will be a magnet to draw more foreign IT companies to the city with a ready pool of young talents,” the institution said.

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