In 1993, Holy Angel University (HAU) was granted permission by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to offer its first 2-year Associate Program in Computer Technology and which was later awarded government recognition in 1995. This program was offered by the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), headed by then Dean Liwayway Perez and Mr. Carlo Sunga as Chairperson of the Computer Science Department.

By School Year (SY) 1996 – 1997, CHED granted permit for the offering of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) under the supervision of Dean Angelita Ayson and Engr. Eufracio Delos Reyes as Chairperson in SY 1997–1998. Mr. Francisco D. Napalit succeeded Engr. Delos Reyes as Chairperson in SY 1998–1999.

In SY 2000-2001, the CAS deanship was transferred to Mr. Rolando G. Diamante and Mr. Wilson D. Concepcion was designated as Chairperson of the Computer Science Department. In the same year, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) and Information Management (BSIM) were offered to cater the varying needs of the industry.

In 2001, the department became one of the eight (8) Cisco Regional Academies in the Philippines. The department integrated the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 1 to 4 courses in its offerings which improved its curricula, facilities, and international linkages.

In SY 2002-2003, Mr. Averell S. Laquindanum succeeded Mr. Diamante as the Dean of the CAS. Mr. Concepcion, after finishing his 3-year term, was succeeded by Mr. Joseph A. Esquivel in 2003 as Department Chairperson. In SY 2005–2006, the department became a college, aptly named the College of Information & Communications Technology (CICT) under the supervision of Mr. Joseph A. Esquivel who was promoted as Dean.

He later relinquished the post to Ms. Maria Teresa Salta who served as Dean for SYs 2007-2008 to 2010-2011. In March 2007, CHED recognized CICT as one of the three Centers of Development (COD) in Information Technology Education in Region III, which signifies the commitment of the University in offering quality information technology education.

During Dean Salta’s term, CICT also became a Pearson Testing Center to serve its students and other stakeholders' IT certification needs. The college was also awarded as a Model Local Academy by the Cisco Networking Academy program in 2009.

With the growing student population and need for better facilities, the college transferred to its new building, Saint Joseph Hall (SJH) in SY 2010-2011. The new home of the college houses eight (8) computer laboratories to supplement the four (4) other laboratories housed in the Mamerto G. Nepomuceno (MGN) building. Thirteen classrooms in SJH building were also assigned to CICT classes. In SY 2008-2009, the CICT started offering BSCS with specialization in Systems Development and BSIT with areas of specialization in Network Administration and Multimedia Technology.

After a curriculum review and revision exercise, the Multimedia Technology program was refocused, and new areas of specializations: Animation and Web Development were offered under the BSIT program effective SY 2010-2011.

When the term of Dean Salta ended, Mr. Esquivel was re-appointed as Dean from SYs 2010-2011 to 2012-2013. During this time, the Cisco Networking Academy was re-structured, and the Regional Academies were renamed Cisco Academy Support Centers (ASC). HAU-ASC supervises the operations of its Cisco Academies in Region 3.

In June 2013, Mr. Wilson D. Concepcion was appointed Dean with Ms. Avigail P. Magbag as Program Chairperson. The COD status of the college was extended till May 31, 2015. During this time, the faculty immersion program was implemented, and more Memorandum of Agreements (MOAs) were signed with industry partners that further enhanced the on-the-job training of the IT students.

Ms. Maria Teresa Salta was reinstated as Dean in SY 2016-2017. In the same SY, the BSCS and BSIT programs were granted Level 1 accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU). It has also established Program Advisory Councils (PACs) for each of its programs. The PACs assist the college in ensuring that the offerings are relevant and meet the needs of the industry by participating in the curriculum review and revision process. Moreover, the College spearheaded the offering of the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Cybersecurity program in partnership with the United States Agency International Development (USAID) – Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) program and one of CICT’s industry partners. The PSM in Cybersecurity is the first and only of its kind in the Philippines and HAU has been recognized by CHED as a Delivering Higher Education Institution (DHEI) for it.

Under the direction of Dr. Francisco D. Napalit, the college started the SY 2018–2019 by pursuing international accreditation. The college then replaced the BSIT major in Animation with the Bachelor of Science in Entertainment and Multimedia Computing with Area of Specialization in Digital Animation.

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Plus PSM Cybersecurity was introduced in 2020–2021 because cybersecurity is essential since it protects all forms of data from loss and theft. The College of Information and Communications Technology (CICT) was designated as a School of Computing in that same year (SoC). Since that time, the SoC has been vertically aligning all its curricula and has made every effort to have it meet worldwide standards. In the same year, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science were granted Level II accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU).

On September 28, 2021, the PAASCU granted Level III accreditation to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT). The BSIT was evaluated in the same year and determined to be compliant with the requirements of the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUNQA) Standard.

The thrust of the college is to support the needs of the industry in the varying fields of software development in mobile, web, game, and desktop applications as well as to produce competent graduates who can develop innovative computing solutions by analyzing processes, algorithms, big data, network communications, cybersecurity, and business analytics. It aims to produce expert animators and multimedia practitioners, network professionals, programmers, data analysts, and cybersecurity professionals.

The School of Computing with the leadership of Dr. Napalit is dedicated to raising the bar for education for its students. As a result, SoC students consistently winning in national and international contests. Our students benefit greatly from partnerships with large firms since they can learn a lot about sectors both domestically and internationally. SoC became the 1st Huawei Academy in Pampanga last August 13, 2021. Huawei Technologies runs a curriculum called Huawei Academy. With a focus on Huawei's products and solutions, the program seeks to train and educate students and professionals in information and communications technology (ICT). It is designed to assist people in developing the skills they need to succeed in the ICT business and provides a variety of courses and certifications, as well as chances for research and development.  In the second semester of SY 2020–2021, we already had two professors certified in Amazon Web Services (AWS). Because of that, it marked the beginning of employing AWS and Huawei Cloud in our cloud technology instruction for students. SOC also joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) as an academic partner.

Due to our passion for placing our students at the top of academic competitions in open source and cybersecurity, we collaborated with Red Hat as an Academy on March 1, 2021, and we later partnered with Hack the Box.

To encourage and prepare our students to pursue certification from their freshman years and so on, the SoC thought of partnering with The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). On October 18, 2021, the SoC became the first CompTIA Academic Partner in Central Luzon. Due to the high demand for certified graduates, we later partnered with EC-Council Singapore to be our professional certification buddy. On December 27, 2021, SoC became an EC-Council Academic Partner.

Today, SoC has demonstrated unmatched dedication to the university's vision and objectives and is committed to creating graduates who are highly marketable and capable. To address present and future advances in computing education, it keeps enhancing its faculty and facilities. Through active engagement in professional organizations and collaborations with governmental, non-governmental, and commercial groups, it also significantly contributes to raising the standard of education in the area.

HAU-SoC is a caring institution that offers excellent academics. We work with various schools to assist them in advancing academically and provide them with a wide range of information. Additionally, we support a variety of associations, churches, orphanages, and other groups that require assistance with computerization, cybersecurity, data protection, and other issues. At Holy Angel University we always say, Laus Deo Semper.


A Center of Excellence in ICT education through relevant curricular programs implemented by highly competent individuals who engage in research and countryside development and supported by the industry and state-of-the-art facilities.


To offer quality education and produce technically-competent and globally competitive professionals who are self-reliant, morally and spiritually upright, adaptive to current and emerging technologies, and who contribute to community building. 


Our goal is to make sure that our programs are fit - for- purpose through a strong faculty profile, solid partnership with the industry and high impact community development programs.


To equip students with ICT knowledge and skills necessary for active participation in the production and utilization of innovative systems and applications that adhere to ethical standards;

To enhance the professional competence of faculty members dedicated to deliver quality instruction, scholarly research outputs and need-based community service;

To establish linkages/partnerships with reputable organizations for service-learning opportunities to ensure relevant and responsive programs offerings; and

To engage students, faculty and administrators in community service through the provision as well as transfer of ICT skills to partner groups/communities.

Program Educational Objectives

The BSIT program of Holy Angel University is an eight-semester program which focuses on the study of utilization of computers and computer software. Graduates are expected to be able to plan, install, customize, operate, manage, administer and maintain information technology infrastructure. The program prepares students for specialization in the areas of networking, web development or multimedia technology to respond rapidly to the dynamic needs of today’s business world through a curriculum that is based on the standards set by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and is benchmarked from the curricula of leading academic institutions, national and international, offering similar IT programs.

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Program Offerings


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

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Bachelor of Science in Entertainment and Multimedia Computing

With Area of Specialization in Digital Animation

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Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security + Professional Science in Master’s in CyberSecurity

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Professional Science Master's in Cybersecurity

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Administration and Staff

Dr. Francisco D. Napalit
 Local 1262
Information Technology (IT) Program Chair
Dr. Marlon I. Tayag
 Local 1387
Computer Science (CS) Program Chair
Asst. Prof. Carisma A. Caro
 Local 1387
Entertainment and Multimedia Computing (EMC) Program Chair
Asst. Prof. Jeanky S. Mendez
 Local 1387
Cisco Coordinator / Cisco ASC Contact
Dr. Joseph A. Esquivel
 Local 1261
Graduate School of IT Program Coordinator
Dr. Alma Theresa D. Manaloto
Practicum Coordinator
Asst. Prof. Jehan D. Bulanandi
 Local 1438
School Secretary
Ms. Ambia Marie P. Tayag
 Local 1363
Laboratory Custodian
Mr. Elmer M. Flores
 Local 1447
Laboratory Staff
Mr. Julius Walter P. De Leon
 Local 1591
Mr. Ronald Lawrence S. Bautista
 Local 1591
Mr. Benedict D. Panganiban
 Local 1447


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