AMA Computer University
With 13 computers and 13 students in a rented tenement in
Mandaluyong in 1980, the AMA Education System has now grown into the biggest
network of campuses in Asia.
At present, it has more than 100 branches in the Philippines
and abroad. It has an annual student population of 150,000. And it has produced
almost 200,000 highly competent computer professionals employed by various
The AMAES started as an Institute of Computer Studies. At
that time, computers were expensive and microprocessors were very new. But its
founder, Dr. Amable R. Aguiluz V, saw a vision of the Philippines as the
world’s premier source of manpower through computer education. Dr. Aguiluz
vigorously pursued his plan of setting up a center of computer learning in
every corner of the Philippines.
A year later, a positive response from computer enthusiasts
encouraged the Institute to offer a four-year course in Computer Science – the
first in the Philippines then – and was thus renamed AMA Computer College. In
1983, the institution grew into a network of colleges in Metro Manila.
By 1989, the AMAES began its provincial expansion by putting
up a college campus in Cebu. Currently, there are 40 AMA colleges scattered all
over the Philippines.
Meanwhile, the advent of AMA Computer Learning Center in
1986, AMA International Institute of Technology (AIIT) in 1996 and ABE
International College of Business and Economics in 1999 filled the need for
quality training and education for Filipino youth who do not have the financial
capability to clinch a four or five-year degree.
In 1996, the AMAES established the AMA Science School aimed
at providing children with an early exposure to science and math concepts
through the Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS), a curriculum
developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science of the University of California at
In 1999, AMA Computer College made another breakthrough – it
became the first computer school to be awarded the prestigious ISO 90001
Certification. This certification further attests to the world-class quality
education that AMA offers.
Another highlight in AMA Education System’s history is the
conferment of university status to AMA Computer College in Quezon City. Now
named AMA Computer University, it is regarded as the pioneer and largest IT
University in Asia.
As it grows in leaps and bounds, AMAES remains committed to
its unending vision to become the leader and dominant provider of relevant and
globally-recognized education and training in information and communications
AMA Education System
MISSION AND VISION
holistic, relevant, quality and globally-recognized IT-based education in all
levels and disciplines. With this mission, it aims to produce professionals and
leaders that will be responsive to the needs of science and the international
community cognizant of the welfare and benefits of its men and women thereby
realizing their potentials as productive members of society for the honor and
glory of God Almighty.
To be the
leader and dominant provider of relevant and globally recognized information
technology-based education and related services in the global market.
1. AMA Computer University Website
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