Mapua set to open on July

MALAYAN Colleges Mindanao (MCM), a Mapua school, that now looms along MacArthur Highway in Matina, Davao City, will be opening its doors to senior high and college students this July 2.

With 15 undergraduate programs, complete senior high school academic track, and a technical vocational livelihood track, MCM has already gone way above their target enrollees for their first year of operation in Davao City.

According to MCM College of Business Dean Dr. Jose Paolo Mack, their admissions office had already reported a positive turn-out and receipt of enrollees, both for college and senior high school.

Available undergraduate courses include Communication Arts, Multimedia Arts, Entrepreneurship, Entertainment and Multimedia Computing, Computer Science, Information Systems, Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

“Engineering plays a huge role in nation-building. We believe that engineering forms the backbone of that by producing more engineers here in Mindanao, we are also helping advance our technology here in Mindanao as well,” said Mack.

He added that MCM, being a Mapua School, targets to bring in to Mindanao the type of quality education that Mapua is known for in their campuses in Manila and in Laguna.

Mack said their teaching procedures in MCM observe the Learner-Centered/Outcomes-Based Education. As for the Senior High School Academic Track, they offer the Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM), General Academic Strand (GAS), Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS), and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). They also offer two specializations for their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) technical-vocational-livelihood track: (1) Animation and Contact Center Services and the (2) Computer Programming and Contact Center Services.

“I think we’re in the right place, we’re in a good place and that we believe that by producing these new breed of engineers, we can help really build technologies and help industries here in the future,” he said when asked how their specialization on engineering education can contribute to the progress of Mindanao.

MCM will observe a trimester curriculum with an average of 15 to 18 units per term.

He also said that, although they employed some faculty members from their Laguna campus, most of the other teachers are Dabawenyos.


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