Asia Pacific College

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Asia Pacific College
Asia Pacific College Logo.png
Motto Bridging Academe and Industry
Real Projects, Real Learning
Established 1991
Type Private
President Dr. Paulino Y. Tan
Administrative staff
approximately 200
Undergraduates approximately 2300
Location Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Campus 12-storey building
School Mascot APC Ram

Asia Pacific College (APC) was established in 1991 as a non-profit joint venture between IBM Philippines and the SM Foundation.[1] It was envisioned as a learning institution that produces graduates who fulfill information technology industry demands.

Asia Pacific College emphasizes industry-academe links, orienting their programs and faculty toward industry needs. APC's cornerstones are its IT-embedded curriculum, industry-experienced faculty and its six-month internship program.

Asia Pacific College is one of the 4 Centers of Excellence in I.T. Education in the Philippines.[2]


  • School of Computing & Information Technologies
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
      • Systems Software (SS)
      • Computer Networks (CN)
      • Security and Digital Forensics (DF)
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • Mobile and Internet Technologies (MI)
      • Game Design and Development (GD)
    • Bachelor of Science in Entertainment and Multimedia Computing
  • School of Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • School of Management
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
      • Business Management
      • Marketing & Advertising
    • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
    • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management
  • School of Multimedia Arts
    • Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Arts
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Graduate School
    • Master in Information Technology
    • Master in Information Systems
    • Master in Management

Internship program[edit]

The Industry-Academe Cooperative Education Program, also known as the I-ACE Program, is an internship program of the Asia Pacific College, in which students on their senior year are assigned to work full-time for a company for a period of two consecutive terms.

The objective of the program is to link industry and academe. This program is envisioned to be a good venue to expose the school to the relevant and changing needs of the industry. The industry sector, on the other hand, absorbs the intern and is encouraged to be involved in the education and development of future information technology and business professionals from their respective courses and specializations.

On their senior year, APC students enter the Industry-Academe Cooperative Education Program. They are assigned to work for a pre-identified company (assigned during the internship placement period), for a duration of two consecutive terms of APC’s tri-mestral school calendar.

During the internship program, the interns are not expected to enroll in any academic courses in school for they will be working full-time (eight hours a day, Mondays to Fridays) at their respective companies. Interns are invited to attend monthly Saturday sessions with the Career & Placement Office to discuss updates, issues or problems encountered.

As interns, they are expected to strictly follow office policies of the company they work for and abide by the principle of confidentiality with regard to any information / restricted materials on their assigned projects.[3]

Industry partners[edit]

  • Ayala Land, Inc
  • BDO Unibank Inc
  • Citibank Philippines
  • China Bank Corporation
  • Emerson Electric Asia Ltd
  • Gurango Software
  • HSBC
  • IBM Philippines
  • SM
  • Shell Philippines
  • Towers Watson
  • Telered Technologies


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