When formal classes start, I was impressed of the school’s state of the art laboratory equipment in the Engineering Department. There I have the hands on exposure and experience on how to program an actual microcontroller without paying additional fee to the necessary electronic equipment I needed, a contrast to what I knew as a common practice in the Philippines. Interestingly, we don’t use textbooks. And those boring daily discussions had been lessened and is diverted mostly to actual application and hands on implementation. It is also worthy to quote the use of online software we called MOODLE exclusively by ICA as the online portal for all students to access all subject modules, quizzes, announcements and even discussions among groups. Education in ICA is simply superb and beyond question, our standard can compete in international community of colleges, truly will develop self-confidence and work ready attributes among its graduates.
With free use of laptop computers for every student is an opportunity I never had in my education in the Philippines. Here at ICA, every student is encourage to use laptop computers in every class session and that’s on top of unlimited hi-speed internet connectivity, all as part of the school’s services to its students. Every student is also assigned a mentor, where you can freely communicate and ask questions at least almost anything “under the sun”.. This made me feel comfortable and think like I have found a new family who’s watching over me.., it helped me a lot become confident and sociable in a diversified environment.
ICA resources are more than enough to address every student needs. In as far as educational materials are concerned, ICA got most of it if not all. ICA instructors have outstanding backgrounds and qualifications. Simply, COMPETENT. I am happy being here and I feel a different feeling of assurance that after my education at ICA, I am ready to enter the New Zealand workforce.
If you are planning to enhance further your technical skills in engineering and gain international qualification, or either integrate your skills in the booming New Zealand Industry, ICA is the best place for you to start your pathway. I wouldn’t not share any second thought.