Our Background and History

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We are RIPE!



To produce quality computing research anchored to the national and regional priority areas and are relevant to the industry needs.



A leading institution delivering quality academic programs that is responsive to the needs of industry in Caraga region and beyond.



Generate revenue from Research and Development Innovation (RDI) outputs and services.



Deploy computing RDI outputs to improve the quality of life of the community.


College of Computing and Information Sciences (CCIS) Profile 2020

Information Technology is moving so fast. It changes the dynamic of the world towards a technology driven way of doing things. We are in the age of the fourth industrial revolution or the so-called "Industry 4.0" where computing skills are necessary. Areas in the field of cloud and mobile computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation, ICT infrastructure and enterprise management are some of the mainstream services of today and of the future.

CCIS is committed to preparing the students to be relevant as a workforce and as entrepreneurs. That is why CCIS continues to offer programs and courses responsive to the computing needs of the world.

The success of our students is directly attributed to their skills, experiences, mindsets to learn new things and exposure to the tools and equipment introduced by their mentors and professors in CCIS.

The strength of the college comes from the faculty members with advanced degrees in IT education, ICT industry experience, laboratory research development and curricular programs.

Its milestone is anchored with the RIPE goals: research, instruction, production and extension.

CCIS will continue to invest in laboratories and research centers for the students to play around with their ideas and innovation.

It will support sending of faculty members to capability building for them to be technically comparable as IT practitioners in the industry and immerse them to research and development to discover new products and services with social impact and economic value.

It will maintain partnerships with the stakeholders and IT industries both local and international.

CCIS commits to provide students with a decent environment for them to have collaboration and to stir up their innovation and Technopreneur mindsets.

Empower yourselves with us, enhance your skills to have a better future.


CCIS, your best option to success!

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Our history

The BOT Resolution No. 96-08-17-04 series 1996 created the School of Engineering and Computer Science, which offered degree and non-degree engineering and computer science programs as follows:


3-year Associate in Geology;

Metallurgical Engineering;

Mining Engineering ;

Geodetic Engineering and 

2-year Associate in Computer Science


These courses were offered in the school year 1996-1997 with a total enrollment of 118 students. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science was delivered the following year and enrolled 92 students. In that same year (SY 1997-1998),  students enrolled in the first three programs shifted to the Geodetic Engineering program. Students foresaw the tremendous demand for Geodetic Engineers in the region.  The School of Engineering and Computer Science also introduced the 2-year Diploma in Computer Software Applications to supply the region's computerization needs. 


In 2000, the college replaced the Diploma in Computer Software Applications with a 2-year Diploma in Computer Technology.  The college was later renamed the College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT), which offered a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program. In the same year, the college was also given recognition by the Commission of Higher Education as the Regional Nodal Center for Information Technology. Through the Countrywide Development Fund, the former Senator and chairperson of the Senate Committee on Higher Education, Ms.Tessie Aquino-Oreta, donated one (1) million pesos to upgrade the Information Technology facilities of the college. Likewise, the National Computer Center tapped the college as the region that leads institution for Information Technology.


In 2001-2002, the college introduced the following degree programs: the 4-year Bachelor of Science in Mathematics major in Computer Mathematics, 5-year Bachelor of Science in Information and Telecommunication Engineering, and 5-year Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering. Ref. Res. No. 05-06-05, s. 2006. The BSITE program changed the name to Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering (BSECE). Renaming the BSITE gave the future graduates of this program the eligibility to take the ECE Licensure Examination since BSITE is not a registered program under the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC). 


The CEIT offered the following programs: 5-year Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, 5-year Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering, 5-year Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering, 3-year Associate in Material Science Engineering, 4-year Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 4-year Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and 2-year Diploma in Computer Technology.


Under Executive Order 358, different curricular programs of NORMISIST, now Caraga State University, were ladderized to satisfy both the standards of TESDA as contained in the Training Regulations and the Policies, Standards, and Guidelines of CHED. This ladderization allows learners to progress between Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Higher Education (HE)


The CEIT has been operating for almost 23 years since 1996, per BOT Resolution 96-08-17-04 as School of Engineering and Computer Science;  and was later renamed as the College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT).

The CEIT comprises two (2) departments, namely: Engineering Sciences Department and Information Technology Department. It has eight (8) programs: four undergraduate programs under the Engineering Sciences department and three (3) undergraduate programs, and one (1) graduate program in the Information Technology department.


CEIT supports the mandate of Caraga State University to provide advanced education, higher technological, professional instruction and training in the fields of agriculture and environmental studies, fishery, engineering, forestry, industrial technology, education, law, medicine and other related health programs, information technology, arts and sciences, and other related courses.


CEIT plans to expand through offering additional engineering and information technology programs. A committee was created to draft a proposal for the creation of two (2) colleges. The proposal was presented during the CEIT workshop at Cabadbaran City on April 5-6, 2018.


The final draft was presented and approved by the CEIT faculty members during the Faculty Assembly on June 18, 2018.


Resolved, upon the majority of the CEIT faculty assembly members, endorses the proposal to create the College of Engineering and Geo-Sciences (CEGS) and the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CCIS).