Immaculate Conception International  College of Arts and Technology - Balagtas Campus

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The democratization of higher education opportunitiesthrough Digitalized Distance Education.


The development of a culture of achievement among Filipinos as a primary ingredient innation building through the pursuit of life-long learning and continued academic advancement.


  • Provide opportunities for higher education to persons who cannot go to formal or conventional schools on account of time, distance, finances and other constraints;
  • Develop new non-traditional undergraduate and graduate programs to meet specific needs of government and industry; and
  • Contribute to the development of Distance Education in the Philippines.

                                                    The Pioneer in Distance Education celebrates 25 years

Our journey,through the years...

August 16, 1988:

CAP College was established in 1988 as a non-stock, non-sectarian educational foundation. 

Instituted under Philippine laws, CAP College engages in education, research and related activities utilizing

 non-traditional or non-formal as well as formal delivery of instruction and grants degrees for programs recognized by the government.


With a permit to operate , CAP College opened its doors to 236 students under the Distance Education Program and 29 for the

College for the Deaf.

February 14, 1990:

DECS granted CAP College GOVERNMENT RECOGNITION for the following programs:

Four-Year Liberal Arts Course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts majors in

Economincs, English, History, Mathematics, Political Science, and Sociology

Four-Year Course in Business Administration major in Management and Marketing


The college sougth and was granted approval to revise its special

two- year Information Technology program for the Deaf.

By the opening of the school year,419 students enrolled

- an increase of 14% versus the previous year.

Enrollees were employees of government agencies

(Supreme Court, Central Bank, Congress, PAGCOR, NAPOCOR,

LGU's PNOC and DFA) and private firms (National Bookstore,

Rustans', PLDT, and popular fast foods outlets).


The College for the Deaf turned out its first batch of 18 graduates 

in Associate in Arts in Information Technology.

The CAP office in Cebu was established as a Distance Learning Center for CAP College.

Ms. Manilyn Reynes enrolled in AB major in English.


Dr. Alejandro R. Roces took over the reins of CAP College as Chairman and President.


First Commencement Exercises for Distance Education with 13 graduates.

CAP College signed MOA with Union Schools of La Union (Rosario and Naguillian

Campuses), Schools of the Infant Jesus (San Fernando and Dau Campuses) and

Crisbasierra Federation of Laguna, Inc. for these istitutions

to serve as Distance Learning Centers of the college.


The DEAR CAP Scholarship was program launced. The college signed a Moa

with the Civil Service Commission for the granting of scholarship

to qualified and deserving government employees.

Government Recognition was granted by CHED for the offering of the

Three-Year Accounting Course leading to the title of Diploma in Accounting.


A Scholarship Agreement was signed with Alay sa Kawal Foundation

for a minimum of 300 qualified soldiers or their dependents.


Scholarship grants were awarded to Civil Service Commission’s

Dangal ng Bayan awardees.


CAP College signed a MOA with Mindanao College (Hong Kong)

and the Philippine International School – Hong Kong.

Journalism was added as major under the AB Program.


A MOA with Prison Fellowship Philippines whose members will serve as tutors

to DEAR-CAP scholars of the Bureau of Corrections was signed.

The college hosted the launching of the Open and Distance Learning Foundation

(ODLF) with CAP College as a founding member.

The DEAR CAP Scholarship Program was launched in Romblon, Bulacan, Davao del Sur.

New majors were added to the recognized degree programs, to wit: Information

Technology, Criminology, Public Administration and Entrepreneurship

Psychology was added as a major under the AB Program.

Temporary Permit was granted by CHED for the offering of Master in Business

Administration with majors in Economics, Management, Marketing,

and Banking and Finance thru Distance Mode of delivery.


CHED granted approval to the application of the college to add

Pastoral Studies as a major under its AB Program.


CAP College had its 10th Commencement Exercises with 151 graduates, 58 of whom

Were DEAR CAP Scholars while 11 were from the College for the Deaf.

Regional Commencement Exercises were held at San Fernando, La Union

And Sta. Cruz, Laguna.

For the first time in Philippine penal history, a detained from the maximum security

Compound of the Bureau of Corrections graduated in a four-year course.

CAP College was accepted as a member of the Asian Assosiation of Open Universities.


CHED visited the college and monitored its offering of programs through DE.

CAP College adopted the trimestral system.

Launched CAP College on the web (CAPCOW) – the “electronic classroom” of CAP College.


CAP College hosted the 4th National Assembly of institutions offering programs

using open learning and distance education.

The college signed a MOA with Regis Benedictine Academy, Batangas Science School, Inc.

and Sta. Cecilia Learning Center – all located in Batangas –

 for the schools to serve as Distance Learning Centers for CAP College.


CAP College started to operate without the support of College Assurance Plan Philippines,

Inc. and of Comprehensive Annuity Plans and Pension Corporation.


The Distance Education Program of CAP College became the flagship

of the CAP A.G.I.L.A. At-Need Programs with all Sales Associates nationwide

mandated to introduce the program to all barangays in the country


The college was officilay recognized by TESDA and CHED as a “pioneering institution

in the Ladderized Education System” pursuant to Executive Order No. 358


A Memorandum of Agreement was signed by Microsoft, Inc. and CAP College making

CAP College as Microsoft’s Partner and Pilot School in the Philippines

in the field of Information Technology with Microsoft IT Academy

providing real-world technology and materials.


CAP College proudly marked its 20th year with its 9,469 students and 1,720 graduates.


The Bureau of Immigration granted CAP College the authority to accept foreign

students subject to the compliance with all existing rules and regulations imposed or

which hereafter may be imposed by the Commission on Higher Education.


The Technical Panel on Distance Education of CHED visited CAP College to monitor and

evaluated its Distance Education Programs. The college was congratulated for having

“highly complied with CHED Memorandum Order No. 27, Series of 2005”


The curriculum for Associate in Information Technology for the College for the Deaf

was revised with the integration of skill-oriented courses

making our graduates attain higher employability.


Fernando “Dingdong” Avanzado finished his AB Political Science degree

and received his diploma together 68 other DE graduates.


CAP College enhanced its BSBA program with the introduction of new courses in

compliance with CMO 39, Series of 2006 otherwise known as “Policies, Standards and

Guidelines for Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.”

As of August 16, 2013 –

12,196 DE and CFD students; 1,921 graduates; 45 Distance Learning Centers


The Distance Alternative Learning System

Established 1988