The Institution’s Historical Roots


Years of history and education

The history of Jose Maria College Foundation, Inc. (JMCFI) is a tale of vision, dedication, and educational excellence that spans several decades. It all began in the early 2000s when Rev. Pastor Dr. Apollo C. Quiboloy, the Founding President, envisioned an institution that would provide quality education and contribute to the development of individuals and society.


How JMCFI came to be...


The School Founding President, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy led the ground-breaking ceremony at the Kingdom of Jesus Christ compound in Sasa, Davao City. He named the school after his parents who gave him the foundation of being a good person.


JMA opens preschool education until the second grade in the elementary level.


The Jose Maria Academy was named Jose Maria College (JMC) after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved its conversion from Academy to College.


The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) issued a government Permit for AB Theology and AB English programs. In the same year, complete elementary and secondary programs were offered by the institution. Secondary Education (BSED) Major in English and Math, Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED), BS Computer Science, and AB Mass Communication. Two (2) TESDA courses – Diploma in Computer Technician (DCT) and a Diploma in Computer Science (DCS) also started to operate.


More courses were added – Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA), Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), and Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSP). The Bureau of Immigration also granted Jose Maria College the permit to admit foreign students. TESDA also approved the 6-Months Caregiver Course


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Financial Management was opened.


The Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program started to accept freshmen enrollees.


CHED granted JMC the permit to operate in 2014 Bachelor of Science in Criminology. TESDA also added its programs – Housekeeping NC II, Health Care Services NC II (Nursing Aide), and Massage Therapy NC II.


After the approval from the Department of Education, JMC offered the four strands for Senior High School – Business, Accounting & Management (ABM), Humanities & Social Sciences (HUMSS), Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), General Academic Strand (GAS), and Technical- Vocational (Tech – Voc – ICT).


After a series of inspection and compliance with the requirements of the Legal Education Board (LEB), JMC was granted a permit to accept first-year enrollees in the College of Law to cater to the needs of working and non-working students, the Bachelor of Laws offers two (2) curricula: the Five- Year Program for those who cannot attend classes every day and the Four- Year Curriculum for the non- working students. The five-year curriculum requires students to attend classes from Friday to Sunday.


JMC was granted a permit to accept first-year enrollees in the College of Medicine joining other colleges or universities producing Medical Doctors having been found out that there is an innate need for the public health and wellness aspect. The five-year curriculum requires students to attend classes from Monday to Saturday.


JMC was granted a permit to operate College of Medical Technology with the intent to serve the public health and wellness generally and as a feeder program to our College of Medicine in producing Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Scientist. It is a four-year program that requires students to attend its class from Monday to Saturday.

Up to Present

The Jose Maria Continue to aims for excellence in all fields of its academic endeavors. It is a school that embraces inclusivity and ensures the delivery of an ACQ brand of education which is an Assured, Consistent and Quality education for all.

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