• Oracle Certified Associate, MySQL 5

  • Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Developer

  • Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 5/SE 6

  • Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer

  • Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer

  • Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System

  • Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator

  • Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator

  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

  • Microsoft Technology Associate: Database Fundamentals

  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Office Word 2013

  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013

  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Office Excel 2013

Achievements and Highlights:

  • Best CISCO Academy in Latin America in the promotion of certification and the training of new students in IT, the Cisco Networking Academy Program.
  • 3 medals to exemplary students awarded by the Successful Trayectory association.
  • 1st, 6th, 5th place at the Netriders Mexico contest, 2009, 2011 and 2013.
  • 1st place at Expo Sciences awarded by the National Network of Youth Activities in Science and Technology, 2012 and 2013.
  • 5th and 6th place in the Mexican Robotics Tournament, 2016.
  • More than 150 CCNA and CCENT Certifications, CCNA Academy.
  • More than 480 JAVA and Solaris Certifications, Oracle Academy.
    • Project Azios: Potosine Legends (2018-2019): Students of the ninth semester of the Bachelor of Information Technology Engineering (ITI) and of Telematic Engineering (ITEM), and the Bachelor of International Marketing (LMI) of the Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosí (UPSLP), led by Professor Víctor Manuel Fernández Mireles, developed a video game using virtual reality in which legends from Potosí are adapted. In the implementation of the video game, the legend “La Bruja Huachichil Del Barrio de Tlaxcala” was adapted. In this video game, Potosí legends and historical elements of old San Luis are presented in an innovative way using virtual reality. This work was presented in the MX National Videogame Contest in the “University” category, in which 264 projects were received, of which eight were recognized with an award. The video game presented by UPSLP received the award for “Best Cultural-Educational Game.”. 
    • XTOR project (2015-2019): Students in the Bachelor of Information Technology Engineering led by Professor Rafael Llamas Contreras in the “Cybersecurity” working group and in collaboration with the Secretary of Public Security of the State of San Luis Potosí developed an application called XTOR. This application blocks incoming calls to the cell phone if it matches a number that was reported as a number from which calls have been made to extort money. The database in which the reported numbers are consulted is regularly updated by the Secretary of Public Security of the State of San Luis Potosí. This application was developed for the Android operating system and is currently available for free from the “Play Store”.  
    • GIGI project (2017): As part of the science dissemination activities at the institution, students in the Bachelor of Information Technology Engineering created a robot using various everyday objects. According to the theme of the Science Week in which it participated, the robot reproduced phrases oriented to the care of water. This robot was named GIGI and was presented at Science Week. The objective was to show the children what they may be able to do in engineering careers as well as how they can contribute to the conservation of nature. This robot in its first version was programmed to reproduce simple phrases and then through speech recognition teach the children. 
    • Robotics Club: The Robotics Club is made up of students who enjoy programming and robotics.Several generations have already participated in this club, dedicating extra hours of their own time to their subjects and laboratories for the construction of their robots and to participate in the final competition. Members of this club belong mainly to students of the first semesters, who are led by fellow students of more advanced semesters. This type of activity strengthens the skills of companionship, competition, research, autonomous learning, but above all the knowledge that one still has a great way to go as students of Information Technology. One of the main activities is preparing for more advanced competitions, such as the Mexican Robotics Tournament. Those who participate in this tournament are the best of each of the final competitions and they participate every year.  
    • ADA project: As a government initiative, the university in conjunction with the faculty and students, and alumnae from the Bachelor of Information Technology Engineering seek to increase interest in engineering professions among students in public secondary schools. Students participate by giving talks and workshops for free, which in turn strengthens the future of the profession in the country.  
    • Science Week Project: PEPA PIG (2017): Virtual reality and augmented reality game created with the intention of increasing interest in science by motivating visiting students within the age range of 5 to 10 years to conserve water. This game was developed by students from the Bachelor of Information Technology Engineering.  
  • 2013, Recognition for having completed at least 12 years in the Cisco Networking Academy Program.

UPSLP is the only university that maintains the roles of the Teaching Center, Support Center and Training Center in the central region of Mexico and the only university in Latin America participating in the Girls Power Tech program, Acceleration Program within the Cisco Networking Academy Program.


Dr. Omar Montaño Rivas- Full Time Professor

Dr. Omar Montaño Rivas is an Electronic Engineer (UASLP, 2001). He has a Master’s degree in Intelligent Systems (ITESM, 2003) and a PhD (University of Edinburgh, 2012).

He joined the UPSLP in 2003. He is currently Professor – Researcher Level “B”, and has held the PRODEP profile since 2015. Dr. Rivas is a member of the academic committee, “Information Technologies and Telecommunications for Development and Competitiveness”. He has several certifications in the area of information technologies such as Java, Networks, Unity 3D, LabVIEW, and Databases, among others.

He has 15 years of experience as a teacher in higher education and has several international scientific publications in the area of information technology. He has participated as an exhibitor in important scientific conferences in various countries, such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Mexico.


Víctor Manuel Fernández Mireles

Mr. Mireles studied Electronics Engineering (Faculty of Sciences of the UASLP) and the Master of Science in Computing (CICESE in Baja California).

He joined the university in January 2006 as an adjunct professor and in August 2012 as a full-time professor.

His areas of expertise are: programming, management of operating systems, numerical methods, embedded systems, the Internet of Things, computer graphics using UNITY®, and the development of video games. He has developed projects in collaboration with: COPOCyT, APEX Racing Simulators and the UASLP.

Certifications obtained: Microsoft Office Word 2003, Microsoft Office Excel 2003, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003, Microsoft Office Access 2003, Microsoft Office Word Expert, Microsoft Office Excel Expert, Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor, Microsoft Office Word 2007, Microsoft Office Excel 2007, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft Office Access 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Adobe Flash CS3 and CS4, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 and CS4, Java Programming Language Certification, Solaris 10 Operating System Certification, and Video Game Development Certification with Unity.

Mr. Mireles currently manages the ORACLE Academy of the Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosí, which provides our students with Java, Solaris and MySQL certification programs as a tool to strengthen their knowledge, improve their skills and facilitate their transition to the job market. He also administers the Freescale or NXP University Program, providing a wide variety of opportunities for students and teachers, offering hardware / software development teams for use in classes, collaborating on research projects and providing employment opportunities to students. As part of the program, students are encouraged to participate in the national Freescale CUP autonomous car competition.

He collaborates with COPOCyT in a project whose objective is to promote processes of social appropriation of knowledge and the development of participatory projects of public interest related to the dissemination of science, technology and innovation with coverage in marginalized, rural or difficult to access areas. He also participates in academic committees, such as in the case of the project, “Development of the technological platform for the sensing, processing, storage and interpretation of signals generated by the human body to support the prevention of chronic degenerative diseases.” Mr. Mireles has participated in the project with the company APEX Racing Simulator, in the development of simulators using the Unity platform and Oculus Rift hardware. Finally, he has collaborated with the Faculty of Sciences of the UASLP in the development of projects related to drones.


Rafael Llamas Contreras- Full Time Professor

Mr. Contreras is an Engineer in Computational Systems from the Technological Institute of San Luis Potosí. He has a Master’s in Computer Science from the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada – CICESE.

From 2002 to date, he has worked as a Full Time Professor at the Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosí in the Departments of Information Technology and Telematics. He belongs to the academic committee, “Information and Communication Technologies for Development and Competitiveness”. His research areas are focused on computer security and ubiquitous computing.

He has given several talks related to aspects of awareness about information security to various public institutions as well as public and private educational institutions. He is coordinator of the Computer Crimes Unit at the Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosí. Currently, he is working with the public security department on projects related to the areas of forensic computing and mobile computing. 

Alumni Profile:

A graduate from the Bachelor of Information Technology Engineering has the required knowledge about software and hardware and its interaction with humans to offer integrated solutions related to computers.

Career Paths:

A graduate from the Bachelor of Information Technology Engineering has the skills necessary to develop professionally in industries dedicated to the transformation as well as servicios. For this reason, alumni have been hired in companies from different productive sectors, such as:

  • Companies from different productive sectors such as:
  • Tv Azteca DF Ajusco
  • Tyssenkrupp mexinox create it
  • Swarm Insights
  • Seiton Gestión de Documentos SA de CV
  • Infosys Triara Mexichem
  • Aromatics the victory
  • International of Image Systems, León Gto.
  • CFE
  • Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí
  • Draexlmaier Automotive
  • Health Services of San Luis Potosí
  • ABB
  • Softtek
  • SEGE

Positions that alumni have been hired for include:

–  Technical Support.

–  Software Program Developer.

–  Database Administrator.

–  IT Project Manager

–  Maintenance and Operation of Networks.

–  Management or Systems Administration.

–  Server Admin.

–  Webmaster or Web Design.

–  Telecommunications and Mobile Systems.

Areas in which alumni have worked:

  • Industry



Household appliances


Food and drink

  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Hospitals
  • Educational institutions
  • Self-service
  • Government
  • Building
  • Couriers
  • Consultancy

Specific Objectives of the Academic Program as defined in the Development and Continuous Improvement Plan 

  1. Keep the Academic Program updated. 
  1. Strengthen the advanced certifications program. 
  1. Improve the equipment of specialized laboratories. 
  1. Implement a postgraduate program. 
  1. Strengthen national and international academic cooperation. 
  1. Maintain an institutional program to encourage a culture of environmental education.  
  1. Establish an Office of Engagement and Knowledge Transfer.  
  1. Establish a program of continuous improvement in the quality of the Academic Program.  
  1. Maintain a high percentage of accreditation (above 90%) on the EGEL exam.  
  1. Maintain a teaching staff according to the total number of students. 
  1. Promote the training of teaching staff in new knowledge and emerging technologies.  


Development and Continuous Improvement Plan – 2016-2020

Sites of Interest:

ACM – http://acm.org

CISCO Academy – http://netacad.com

ORACLE Academy – http://academy.oracle.com

Why study careers related to ICT? https://academy.oracle.com/pages/infographics/why-learn-code.html

Areas of Weakness among Telematic Engineers. http://eleconomista.com.mx/tecnociencia/2013/03/06/mexico-tendra-2015-deficit-115000-profesionales-tic-idc

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