SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & COMPUTER STUDIES (SBCS)
SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCE PROFFESIONS (SHSP)
SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL & TOURISM MANAGEMENT
SCHOOL OF ARTS, SCIENCES & EDUCATION (SASE)
BASIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
VISION-MISSION & CORE VALUES
A community of dynamic and proactive scholars and learners within the Asia-Pacific Region, upholding the highest standards of excellence in education, research, and community service, towards the attainment of a better quality of life.
To purposively link quality education, training, and research with community service in pursuing the holistic development of individuals through innovative programs and productive activities attuned to the needs of the global community.
Founders Dominga & Gregorio with their children, now SDCA board directors
The story of St. Dominic College of Asia (SDCA) is a shining example of what a dedicated family is capable of achieving through perseverance, hardwork and cooperation. The College traces its roots with the establishment of the St. Dominic Medical Center (SDMC) in 1991 by founders Don Gregorio and Dona Dominga Andaman. Named in honor of Dominga, the SDMC has proven itself capable of meeting the medical demands of the community with its modern facilities and excellent services.
In 2003, 12 years after the realization of the dream hospital in Cavite, St. Dominic College of Arts & Sciences was founded. The College is the family’s gift to the community and the manifestation of their commitment to provide excellent but affordable education in Bacoor and neighboring communities.
Initially offering programs in Caregiving and BS Nursing in collaboration with the SDMC, St. Dominic has evolved into a full-fledged collegiate institution with four schools: School of Health Science Professions (SHSP), School of Arts, Sciences, Criminology & Education (SASCE), School of International Hospitality & Tourism Management (SIHTM), and School of Business & Computer Studies (SBCS).
In 2007, the College embarked in an ambitious long term goal which aims to achieve a university status within the next 20 years. The plan for “The March Towards Excellence” was presented to the academic community and became the blueprint for development. Preparations towards accreditation of the academic programs was pursued in earnest. Rebranding strategies were also explored to make the College more relevant, responsive and congruent with the current trends and practices of a highly globalized educational system. In 2009, St. Dominic College of Arts & Sciences was officially renamed St. Dominic College of Asia.
In 2011, Dr. Marita A. Andaman-Rillo, eldest daughter of the founders, passed on the presidency of SDCA to the equally dynamic and capable youngest Andaman son, Dr. Gregorio A. Andaman, Jr. Constantly pushing for continuous change and improvement, Dr. Andaman, in his first year of presidency, launched the institution’s battlecry “Revolutionizing Education”, a campaign reflective of the Caviteno’s aggresiveness and fighting spirit. Highlights of this academic transformation include the launch the Basic Education Unit (Preschool, Elementary, and High School), and accreditation of Business Administration, Information Technology, Education, Psychology, Hospitality Management and Nursing programs by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), both in 2012.
GIVING TO SDCA
SDCA’s pursuit to revolutionize education depends squarely on the generosity of many alumni and friends.
We want to continue to attract future heroes not only in Cavite but across the country and Asia and extend the reach of a Dominican education to every deserving applicant. We want to reward our hard-working faculty who are both industry-seasoned and committed teachers. We want to continuously expand and improve our campus. We want what you want — a St. Dominic College of Asia that never falls short of its own inspiring vision.