Asian College of Science and Technology
In constant pursuit of the latest in science and technology
THE Asian College of Science and Technology (ACSAT) was incorporated in 1972 as the Asian Institute of Electronics (AIE). Owned by Constancio A. Sia and his wife, Gloria D. Sia, AIE initially had 300 students when it opened in 1973.
The demand for quality training and education in electronics and technology led to the birth of AIE Campuses outside Metro Manila such as in Baliuag (1988), Dumaguete City (1991), and Cagayan de Oro (1994).
In 1995, AIE became a full-fledged college, called Asian College of Science and Technology (ACSAT) which now offers degree programs like Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (majors in Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management), Nursing, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, Hospitality Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management and Tourism. ACSAT also offers diploma courses in Health Care Services, Hotel and Restaurant Services and Electronics Computer Technology.
ACSAT has won many local and national championships in various Youth Skills Olympics in the electronics and computer application fields. Other awards garnered by ACSAT include the National Championship in the Electronics Division in the National Youth Skills Olympics (sponsored by the National manpower and Youth Council) in 1993, Champion, National Capital Region Championship in the Electronics Division in 1994, Rotary Club Award for Outstanding Community Service in 1994, and Champion, Computer Servicing Category, Metro Manila Youth Skills Olympics in 1996.
From 2004 to 2006, ACSAT Electronics Computer Technician students were chosen to be the Philippine representatives to the World Cyber Games International Championship in Italy and Singapore.
Regionally, ACSAT also won the bronze medals in TESDA Skills Competition on Electronics Application, for both youth and open categories. It was also a semi-finalist (one of the top three) representing the National Capital Region (NCR) for the 2005 Globe Genius search for the Great G-Cash Idea, wherein the country was subdivided into five regions only, namely, North Luzon, National Capital Region, South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
In 2006, ACSAT displayed its dominance in the field of sports. The ACSAT Lightnings became champion in the Governorâ€™s Cup basketball Tournament in Dumaguete. Cagayan De Oroâ€™s varsity team won the PRISAA Taekwondo competition. Alabangâ€™s volleyball team earned 1st runner up (out of 11 schools in Rizal) in over-all standing for the PTVEA meet.
In 2007, BS Nursing graduates of ACSAT Cubao got a 100% passing rate in the Philippine Nurses Licensure Examination. In the same year, ACSAT has established international education partnership with Australian Education Academy (AEA).
Today, ACSATâ€™s main campus is the ACSAT CENTER at 1013 Aurora Boulevard, Project 3 Quezon City. The center is an eight-storey building with modern facilities and equipment such as air-conditioned classrooms, electronic testing tools and equipment, simulated hospital and state-of-the-art caregiver facilities and fully equipped operation kitchen and hotel simulation rooms.
Nine campuses were also established in strategic places of the Philippines: Cubao, Novaliches, Caloocan, Alabang in National Capital Region; Masinag, Antipolo in Region 4; Baliuag and Cabanatuan in Region 3; Dumaguete in Region 7 and Cagayan De Oro in Region 10. Recently, six (6) franchised campuses were established, namely Carriedo, Manila, Mandaluyong in National Capital Region; Sta. Maria, Bulacan, Pampanga in Region 3; Calamba, Laguna in Region 4 and Sorsogon in Region 5.
Over the years, ACSAT has experienced exceptional growth, improved its facilities of learning, new altitude in educational performance, significant milestones and cultivated community service.
In the area of science and technology, ACSAT is now offering globally-relevant and in-demand courses, strengthening placement of graduates, continuous upgrading of facilities, buildings, curricula, learning guides and the roster of faculty members and trainers and carrying out towards the university status direction.
Courses are also being offered to respond to the growing job demands. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a need for approximately 1,203,000 registered nurses between 2004 and 2014. Information Technology related jobs rank at top 3 (Matt Quinn Top 25 jobs for 2005-2009).
ACSAT commits to academic excellence so all activities are directed towards this ultimate goal. For instance, ACSAT Nursing students in Cubao recently passed the Nursesâ€™ Board Exam with a 100% passing rate.
It is also noteworthy that ACSAT pushes to meet the various demands of educational improvements along its membership into a non-sectarian national association, the Philippine Accreditation of Colleges and Universities (PACU).
ACSAT Dumaguete is gearing up its Computer Studies Department for accreditation, applying for its first graduate courses in IT and Business Administration and opening its Research and Development department. These are initial steps to be undertaken for ACSAT- Dumagueteâ€™s direction for the university status.
ACSAT is also revolutionizing the direction of its placement activities by providing extended services for its on-the-job-trainees and graduates.
In the recent years, ACSAT has been deploying trainees to Boracay and Singapore in order to maximize their actual learning experience and give them greater opportunities to be hired by leading companies in the country and around the world.
Currently, Electronics and Computer Technology, Information Technology, Business Administration and Hotel and Restaurant Services students who are undergoing on-the-job training have been deployed to Singapore to work with Pacific Internet, a leading telecommunications and Internet provider; Royal Peacock Hotel; Scarlet Hotel; and Meiban Group Ltd., an international public company for manufacturing which engages in the manufacture of plastic injection- moulded products for multinational customers in electronics and computer sectors.
ACSAT is also working on partnerships in Japan as well as other Asian countries, the Middle East and the United States.
And so gearing up for the challenges of the future, todayâ€™s global-minded ACSAT never stops to pay tribute to the past. Where AIE pioneered electronics training and education brings ACSAT to forge Australian Education standards in the Philippines. Australian Education Academy (AEA) is a registered organization in the State of Victoria, Australia which sought an education partner in the Philippines. AEA chose and gave exclusive rights to ACSAT. In association with ACSAT, Australian Education Academy, delivers and assesses qualifications in various disciplines in the Philippines using ACSAT facilities and trainers qualified to Australian standards.
ACSAT has also always believed in supporting and collaborating with government and industry toward the establishment and maintenance of sustainable development not only within Metro Manila but outside it and beyond as well.
ACSAT therefore offers programs supportive of the offshoring and outsourcing subsector in Luzon, in the Visayas, and in Mindanao. In so doing, ACSAT plays an active role in increasing the number of Filipinos and their families who benefit from the growth of these sunshine industries throughout the country.
ACSAT aims to educate and shape future leaders for the tourism and hospitality industries by providing the Filipino with intensive academic programs and with work experiences gained through practicum and internship within the Philippines and abroad.
The BS in Hospitality Management (BSHM) program is a ladderized course that allows the student to work and study at the same time. A studentâ€™s successful completion of his first year subjects allows him to work as a food server or service crew member, as a food and beverage attendant, as a kitchen helper, as a kitchen steward, or as a room attendant while he continues on with the second year of his studies. His work experience and his successful completion of his second year subjects then allow him to work as a bartender, as an assistant cook, as s front desk clerk, or as a baker while he continues with his third year of studies. His work experience and his successful completion of his third year subjects allow him to work as a caterer, as a headwaiter, as a head bartender, or as a cook while he continues with his fourth year of studies. By the time he completes four years of his BSHM program, his studies along with his work experiences in industry allow him to already serve as chef, as tour operator, as chief steward, as housekeeping supervisor, as food and beverage supervisor, as dining room supervisor, as front office supervisor, as lodging house manager, as lodging establishment owner, as foodservice manager, or as foodservice owner.
HEALTH CARE SERVICES
ACSATâ€™s Health Care services program allows for continued studies toward the completion of a bachelorâ€™s degree in Nursing. ACSATâ€™s ladderized Health Care services program prepares individuals for work as professionals in the health sector in the Philippines and abroad while allowing them to complete a degree in nursing.
Other courses available in ACSAT campuses include PC Operations, Software Development, Animation, BS Information Technology, BS Computer Science, Computer Hardware Servicing, Computer Technician, Network Technician, Instrumentation and Control Servicing, Consumer Electronics Servicing, BS Electronics and Computer Technology, BS Computer Engineering, Accounting Technician, BS Business Administration major in Accounting Management, BS Business Administration major in Management, BS Business Administration major in Human Resource Management and Development, BS Business Administration Major in Marketing Management, Call Center Finishing Course, Contact Center, Finishing Course for Legal Transcription, and Medical Transcription Finishing Course.
ACSAT is also an authorized assessment center for Programming. PC Operations, Computer Hardware Servicing NCII, and Consumer Electronics Servicing NCII.