Lorma joins prestigious Microsoft IT Academy

School year 2011-2012 marks another academic breakthrough for Lorma Colleges as it ties up with Microsoft  to expand the school’s IT expertise through the MICROSOFT IT ACADEMY Advanced Level program.

The exclusivity of this feature draws a bundle of privileges to the school and to Lormanians through the MICROSOFT Professional Courseware.

This shall include academic textbooks, E-Learning Courses, Lab licenses, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams, Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Academic Alliance, certification to become Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), subscriptions to TechNet resources for IT professionals and an unlimited grant to the Microsoft’s E-reference Library.

Lorma Colleges is the first and only school in the Ilocandia region with an Advanced Level Membership to the Microsoft IT Academy.

The College of Computer Studies and Engineering as well as the Science and Technology Institute shall be the pioneering departments which will incorporate the IT Academy features into its curriculum.

Certain indices are being formulated to include the ITA benefits into the existing course outlines. Lorma’s subscription to the IT Academy intensifies the technology essentials of providing skills trainings and certifications to students and faculty members.

CCSE Dean Engr. Ana Belen Noble expresses positively about this new development and notes how this is crucial to Lorma IT graduates.

“ Of course, they will have the best advantage compared to other schools who don’t offer this IT Academy program like Lorma does,”she said.

Dean Noble also mentions that the Microsoft Official Curriculum will be intersperesed with the CCSE course electives.

The same program shall likewise be intergrated into the existing curricula of the grade school, Special Science High School and Lorma International School of the San Juan campus. These course items will be tailored to meet the needs of the students of all ages and levels of IT experience.

Lorma Colleges and Microsoft IT Academy introduces this milestone to help students have access to resources which can help them build an impressive IT credential that employers demand – a plus factor for leveraging experience of Lorma graduates in the global IT industry.



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MITS opens US Content Service to Lormanians

Despite the perks of the World Wide Web, most of us aren’t still privy to many of the western countries’ browsing capabilities. And even with Lorma placed in a technologically hyped environment with several wi-fi access points, many of us would still see ourselves, staring at our laptops and looking at the lcd with words flashing contemptuously. RESTRICTED ACCESS. Sorry our video library can only be streamed in the United States.

So yes, Filipino web browsing service is chronologically and technically classified as ancient.

But what if the tables turned and you could type in any site you’d like to visit. No holds barred. And just like any other American, you can access the web sans the restrictions? No more long hours of searching for references. No more bummed up buffering and loading of videos in host sites or in youtube. No more substandard information confinement.

This semester, Lorma has just given you the password to ‘liberally browse’ United States of America.



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Medical Arts Building rises high in Carlatan campus

In anticipation for the opening of the school year, Lorma Colleges opened to the public its newly constructed four storey building located in Lorma Carlatan campus last March 28, 2011. Equipped with several spacious classrooms, a bookstore and lavatories, the building also holds the College of Nursing’s newest Nursing Arts Center.

Students will have a simulated nursing training and return demonstrations in these rooms which include the Delivery room, Nursery, Operating Room, Emergency Room, Orthopedics, Private Rooms and a Nurse’s station. These hospital-designed rooms were specifically structured to emphasize the related learning experiences of the student in actual medical settings.

OIC Commission on Higher Education Region I Dr. Caridad Abuan and Mrs. Gena Ignacio, Member of the Board of Directors of Lorma Inc., graced the event and cut the ceremonial ribbon while Lorma chaplain Rev. Brennus Paragas headed the blessing of the new building.

Lorma Incorporated President Dr. Rufino Macagba Jr., Executive Vice President Mr. Robert Kaiser, Executive Director Dr. Jose Mainggang and College of Nursing Dean Mrs. Ludivina Magpali expressed jovial messages over the college’s collective effort in the realization of the Lorma Nursing Arts Building.

TESDA Provincial Director Marissa Alcantara, DepEd La Union Division Superintendent Dr. Edna Leal and Dr. Abuan remarked about the impressive feats the college is making to maintain quality education and more specifically noted admiration to the new skills laboratories.

Lorma Medical Center Medical Director Dr. Mario Bautista and Chief Nurse Mrs. Ofelia Pulido as well as the different department heads and deans of Lorma Colleges were also in attendance.

An open house and tour of the various areas and sections in the Nursing Arts building were done alongside students, faculty members and deans in the academic community. Likewise, some nursing students in their clinical uniforms and scrub suits served as the models for the different areas of the laboratory. Schools who participated included Christ the King College – High School, Bacnotan National High School, Sto. Rosario National High School, Lorma Colleges Special Sciences High School and Don Eulogio de Guzman Memorial National High School.

The continuous expansion of the college’s structure is a response to the growing number of its enrollees in various courses such as Nursing, Physical Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Health Services and Management, Business Administration and Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Education as well as Computer Engineering and Information Technology Related Courses.

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