Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf

Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf
Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf College of Technology, Inc.
Motto God, Education, Technology, Life
Established 1993/2008
Type special technical college for the deaf
Location 807 Aurora Blvd., Bgy. Immaculate Conception, Cubao Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Nickname MCCID College

Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf (MCCID) is a non-sectarian, post-secondary, Christian foundation school for the deaf in the Philippines authorized by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Philippines) (TESDA) to offer non-degree computer and other technical training programs.

It is also the only institute in the Philippines authorized by the government through TESDA to offer sign language and interpreting programs as well as courses for the deaf.

Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf Foundation, Inc. was incorporated on September 9, 1993 by the Securities and Exchange Commission (Philippines) (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit foundation. It was through the idea of two young Christian computer professionals, one hearing and one deaf, that they decided to establish an educational institution that focuses on improving the computer skills of the deaf.

On November 4, 2008, MCCID became MCCID College of Technology, Inc.[1]



These are the courses available for the deaf as authorized by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority

  • Diploma in Arts and Computer Design Technology - 3 years
  • Diploma in Business Technology - 3 years
  • Diploma in Business and Entrepreneurship - 3 years
  • Certificate in Sign Language and Interpreting - 1 year
  • Computer Software Operations Technology - 5 months


MCCID Building Facade

MCCID has its main campus in Cubao, Quezon City with more rooms and better/fully airconditioned facilities. It is very accessible and more convenient to the Deaf community especially those living in the North (Caloocan City, Malabon City, Navotas City and Valenzuela City) and East sides (Quezon City, Marikina City and Pasig City) of Metro Manila as well as Bulacan and Rizal provinces.[2]

Quezon Campus

In 2009, MCCID College opened its first community based campus in Tiaong, Quezon in partnership with Bartimaeus Center for Alternative Learning (Bethsaida, Inc.), a Community Based School for the Disabled Persons established in early 90s. The 1,400 sq. m. property housed a small school building with a computer lab and classrooms. The school services the deaf communities of Quezon Province as well as in lower parts of Laguna and the whole of Batangas. The school is partially funded by Liliane Foundation Philippines.[3]

Pampanga Campus

After careful study from among key partners of Liliane Foundation Philippines (LFP) in Central Luzon, MCCID opened its second campus in City of San Fernando, Pampanga this 2010. The 300 sq.m prime property is owned by Innocencio Magtoto Memorial Foundation, Inc. As a flagship project of LFP under its Region III Cluster, MCCID will open its IT program to deaf high school graduates from Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija and Zambales. Its main goal is to produce top quality deaf trainors who will then be deployed to different LFP partner-organizations (PO) nationwide as trainor experts/instructors. They will be responsible in teaching computers and other livelihood programs to deaf high school graduates from key cities and municipalities with LFP established partners.[4][5]

San Mateo Rizal Campus

The construction of a two-story school main campus in San Mateo, Rizal is now underway since 2009. The building sits on a 6,000 sq.m rolling hills prime property site in Bgy. Silangan near the Marikina City, San Mateo border. San Mateo is a first class urban municipality of Rizal. The building is expected to be completed by early 2010.


MCCID College offers the following services to the students:

  • Specially designed curricula and training to meet the industry standards;
  • TESDA Scholarship grants[6] for qualified Deaf students (High School honorees);[7]
  • Facilities like Local Area networks (LAN), high speed Personal Computers and Servers as well as up-to-date applications;[8]
  • Internet advantage using high speed DSL and Wi-Fi connection within the campus as well as providing personal e-mails using ""[9] and web pages;
  • Custom-made laboratory manuals and imported computer books;
  • Sign Language instructions by encouraging the use of the Filipino Sign Language;[10]
  • Guidance and career counseling;
  • Guaranteed job placement programs for qualified Deaf graduates;[11][12]
  • Inter-school as well as national computer skills competition training programs;[13]
  • Livelihood and skills seminars and workshops provided by government institutions (TESDA, DOST, NCDA) as well as other private organizations;
  • Sports and recreational activities[14]


MCCID College believes that every deaf individual is capable of doing jobs that hearing people do and that his handicap is not a hindrance to attain what is required in working at any type of environment.

MCCID assists the hearing impaired in getting a better chance to compete for employment, education and other opportunities like every other citizen in the Philippines.


Objectives are:[15]

  • to help the deaf, regardless of economic status, gain access to better employment in the field of computer and computer work applications through technical education;
  • to give training to improve computer skills that can be compared to existing industry standards;
  • to provide job assistance and placement for graduates for domestic employment;
  • to develop computer based curricula and instructional materials for the deaf;
  • to assist in the development of sign language for science and technology terms;
  • to provide scholarships and free training seminars to qualified hearing impaired
  • to help in the dissemination of information about deafness, deaf people and their culture.

First in the Philippines

This "Silent Word" Comic Strip was first published on September 11, 2006 in Manila Bulletin Comics Section. It was created by Dianne Barcelona.


  • the first and currently the only post-secondary technical institute for the deaf authorized by the Philippine government.[16]
  • the only institute authorized by the government to offer a sign language course in the Philippines.[17]
  • the first institute for the deaf that includes Deaf Culture as part of its curriculum.[18]
  • the first school in the Philippines that published a series of comic strip focusing on deaf persons debuting on September 11, 2005.[19][20]
  • the first institute in the Philippines that is accepted as a member of the Convention of American Instructors for the Deaf (est. 1851) in 1995.[21]
  • the first observer and advocates of Web accessibility among deaf organizations during the Interregional Seminar and Regional Demonstration Workshop on ICT Accessibility attended by delegates from Asia and the Pacific.[22]
  • the first institute that published a book on Web Accessibility entitled "Basic Web Accessibility Guide for Filipinos.[23]
  • the first institute that designed the Filipino Sign Language Font which can be downloaded for free.[24]
This "Basic Web Accessibility Guide for Filipinos" book is the first one published by MCCID.
ISBN 978-97194017-0-4

MCCID students were

  • the first deaf person (Ervin Reyes)[25] to win the Bronze Medal in Web Page Design Category during the 6th International Abilympics Skills Competition held in New Delhi, India last November 2003.[26]
  • the first deaf person to win the Gold Medal during the 10th Philippine National Skills Competition in Web Page Design category last September 2001.[27]
  • the first deaf person to win the Bronze Medal during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) information technology (IT) camp in the information search category in Seoul, Korea last 2002.[28]
  • the first deaf recipient of 2004 Academic Excellence Award in National Capital Region awarded by TESDA.[29]
  • the first deaf group who received four Gold Medals of Excellence during the twelfth Philippine National Skills Competition last December 2005.[30][31]
  • the first deaf group that represented the country in the seventh International Abilympics Skills Competition to be held in Shizuoka, Japan in November 2007.[32]
  • the first deaf person ever worked in Malacañang Palace with the Office of the Philippine President.[33]
  • the first 100% pass rate in Data Encoding Skills Certification Exam among deaf sector conducted by TESDA 2003.[34][35]
  • six out of fifteen deaf persons ever worked in the Department of Foreign Affairs.[36]

MCCID website is:

  • the first institute for the deaf in the Philippines that went online MCCIDONLINE.NET in 1997 [37] and has recently celebrated its twelfth year online.[38]
  • the first website in the Philippines that focus on news and issues about deaf in the country.[39]
  • the first deaf related website recipient of the "Disabled Friendly Website Award" given by the National Computer Center and the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons last June 29, 2006 as part of the Web Accessibility Initiatives in the Philippines.[40]
  • the first in the Philippines to become a member of UK based international Guild of Accessible Web Designers.[41]
  • the first technical school in the Philippines that passed the Web Accessibility standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium.

Government/industry linkages

To enhance the training component of MCCID, the following government agencies and private organizations forged a collaboration and partnership with the school.[42]


  1. ^ We Are Now MCCID College of Technology - MCCID College Official Website
  2. ^ Contact Us - Contact Information
  3. ^ MCCID Opens Quezon Branch - MCCID News Archive 2009
  4. ^ MCCID Opens IMMFI Pampanga Branch - MCCID Latest News
  5. ^ MCCID College Pampanga Campus Launched - MCCID Latest News
  6. ^ List of TESDA Scholars - MCCID College Official Website
  7. ^ Scholarship Programs - MCCID College Official Website
  8. ^ Facilities - MCCID College Official Website
  9. ^ Free Webmail - MCCID College Official Website
  10. ^ SignWriting in the Philippines - Official Website
  11. ^ MCCID Students Demonstrate in Job Fair - MCCID News Archive 2008
  12. ^ Alumni Update: More Graduates Immediately Hired - MCCID News Archive 2008
  13. ^ Academic Competition Begins - MCCID News Archive 2008
  14. ^ Sports Fest 2008 Opens - MCCID News Archive 2008
  15. ^ Mission/Vision - MCCID College Official Website
  16. ^ List of Philippine Colleges and Universities - Website
  17. ^ Official TESDA Website - TESDA List of Technical Institutions with Corresponding Approved Course Offerings
  18. ^ Love for the Language means Love for the People - Article about Deaf Culture
  19. ^ Silent Word Deaf Comic Strip - News Article on Deaf Comics published by Manila Bulletin
  20. ^ Comics for the Deaf - Article from The Comic Blurb
  21. ^ Awards Archive MCCID Awards Archive for 1995
  22. ^ Web Enabled Accessibility Interregional Seminar and Regional Demonstration Workshop on ICT - Worldenable Article
  23. ^ "Basic Web Accessibility Guide for Filipinos" Book Now Available - News Article from Philippine Web Accessibility Group
  24. ^ Filipino Sign Language Font Now Available for Download - MCCID News Article
  25. ^ "Pioneer in Deaf Computer Education" - article
  26. ^ Awarding Ceremony Photo - MCCID Awards Archive for 2003
  27. ^ Awarding Ceremony Photo - MCCID Awards Archive for 2001
  28. ^ Pinoy Kid: Asia's IT Whiz - Department of Labor and Employment News Archive
  29. ^ 2004 TESDA Academic Excellence Awards - MCCID Awards Archive for 2004
  30. ^ MCCID won three 1st Place and one 3rd Place Gold Medals of Excellence in 12th PNSC - MCCID News Archive 2005
  31. ^ 12th Complete PNSC Winners List MCCID News Archive 2005
  32. ^ MCCID Champions Participate in 7th International Skills Competition - MCCID Awards Archive for 2007
  33. ^ Emilie Padullon, Deaf Person Working for Philippine President - Filipino Deaf from the Eyes of a Hearing Person
  34. ^ Awards List - MCCID Awards Archive for 2003
  35. ^ 2003 Data Encoder Exam Results- MCCID Archives for 2003
  36. ^ Programs, Trainings and Human Resource Development - Nova Foundation for the Abled Persons Official Website
  37. ^ MCCID Launches - MCCID News Archive for 2006
  38. ^ MCCID Online Website Now 12 Years - MCCID Latest News
  39. ^ Old Geocities Website - MCCID Online 1997 News Archive
  40. ^ Design Talk Blogsite Rey Mendoza's Personal Website
  41. ^ Members Profile - Guild of Accessible Web Designers Official Site
  42. ^ Training Partners - MCCID Official Website
  43. ^ APCD Links - APCD Linkages
  44. ^ MCCID joins Workshop in Thailand - MCCID News Archive for 2009
  45. ^ ADOC-NCC Donates Computers - MCCID News Archive for 2010
  46. ^ Liliane Philippines List of Mediators in National Capital Region - Liliane Foundation Philippines Official Website
  47. ^ Liliane Supports Ten Deaf Scholars - MCCID News Archive for 2009
  48. ^ List of Schools, Universities and Associations under MIRDC Linkage Program - MIRDC-DOST Official Website
  49. ^ MCCID Signs MOA with MIRDC-DOST - MCCID News Archive for 2006
  50. ^ Students Attend Web Accessibility Forum - MCCID News Archive for 2010
  51. ^ Toshiba Plant Tour for Aspirants with Disabilities - NCDA Official Website
  52. ^ Third Web Accessibility Workshop Held - MCCID News Archive 2008
  53. ^ MCCID Designs Government Website - MCCID College Official Website
  54. ^ Winners: Digital Filipino Web Awards 2009 - Digital Filipino Web Awards Official Website
  55. ^ Project Services - Nova Foundation Official Website
  56. ^ About PWAG - PWAG Official Website
  57. ^ MCCID signs MOA with TESDA Womens' Center providing free training on livelihood programs - MCCID News Archive for 2005

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