- School Founding President Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy leads the ground-breaking ceremony of the JOSE MARIA ACADEMY at the Kingdom of Jesus Christ compound in Sasa, Davao City.
- JMA opens preschool education until the second grade in the elementary level.
- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approves the conversion of the JOSE MARIA ACADEMY to JOSE MARIA COLLEGE.
- CHED issues permit for AB Theology and AB English programs.
- Complete elementary and secondary programs are offered.
- JMC opens Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) major in English and Math, Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED), BS in Computer Science, and BA in Mass Communication for school year 2004-2005.
- CHED grants authority to accept Hearing Impaired (HI) students.
- TESDA approves Diploma in Computer Science (DCS) now Computer System Servicing(CSS).
- 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) are added.
- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) grants permit to admit foreign students.
- TESDA approves 6 Months Caregiver Course now 786 Hours Caregiving NC II.
- JMC opens Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Financial Management.
- DepEd grants Government Recognition to Preschool, Elementary and Secondary programs
- CHED recognizes six college courses: Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (BA Mass Comm), Bachelor of Arts in English (BA English), Bachelor of Arts in Theology (BA Theology), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) major in English and Mathematics and Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED).
- Government recognition for Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA)
- Government recognition for Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE)
- Opening of the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program.
- Opening of the Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BSC) program.
The college is an active member of the following organizations:
- Association of Private and State Colleges and Universities in Region XI (APSCUR-XI)
- Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA)
- Asian Association of School HRMD Practitioners, Inc. (AASHPI)
- Association of Registrars of Schools, Colleges & Universities, Region XI (ARSCU)
- Davao Private Schools Librarians Association, Inc. (DPSLI)
- Council of Deans of Engineering Education (CODEE)
- Council of Deans for Teacher Education Institutions (CODTEI XI)
- Council of Deans for Arts and Sciences XI (CODAS XI)
- Philippine Association for Teacher Education (PAFTE)
- Philippine Society of Information Technology Students, Council of Deans in Information Technology Education (CDITE)
- Davao Association of Colleges and Schools (DACS)
- Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE)
- Private Education Retirement Annuity Association (PERAA)
- Junior Social Work Association of the Philippines (JSWAP)
- Philippine Association of Social Workers, Inc. (PASWI)
- National Association of Social Work Educators Incorporated (NASWEI)
- Association of Civil Engineering Educators in the Philippines (ACEEP)
- Academe Industry Tripartite Council (AITC)
It has also established partnerships with Indonesian Schools on Educational Programs.
Jose Maria College believes that education is an ennobling force that leads to the enlightenment and transformation of individuals.
Jose Maria College is a leading educational institution in the Philippines and in the Asia-Pacific Region committed to total human development for the well-being of society and the environment.
The mission of Jose Maria College is to achieve and sustain excellence in every area of its teaching and research, developing and maintaining its position as a recognized leading world class educational institution, and enriching the international, national, and regional communities through the fruits of its research and instruction, the productivity of its alumni and staff, and the publishing of academic and educational materials.
JMC’s commitment to excellence is reflected in its six over-arching goals, articulated below.
- Student Excellence. Enroll, educate, and graduate the most deserving, promising and diverse student body possible. Provide all students (basic education and undergraduate) with an education that is innovative, distinctive, and of the highest quality, that inspires in them a zest for learning.
- Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creativity. Achieve national and global pre-eminence in research, scholarship and creativity.
- Faculty Excellence. Recruit, nurture and retain a diverse faculty who are outstanding scholars and teachers and an excellent, qualified staff who provide outstanding support to faculty and students.
- Excellence in Public Engagement. Strengthen the engagement of the institution’s instruction, research, and extension programs with local, national, and international communities, consonant with its stature as an academically distinguished private institution with a mission.
- Organizational and Staff Excellence. Review and enhance organizational structure and processes that promote and support academic excellence..
- Educational Excellence. Attain meritorious standard in instruction and instructional leadership in the compliance of government programs and mandates, and in the pursuance of regional and global trends and innovations.
- Commit to Justice that provides fairness and equal avenues for all members of the JMC community
- Support every Open opportunity for a collaborative, collegial and caring learning environment
- Seek knowledge through free and open intellectual inquiry and expression between and among members of the JMC community
- Sustain Excellence in teaching, research and extension engagements of the institution
- Embrace opportunities to Maximize linkages, networking and promotions of the institution with external entities
- Apply learning in every discipline to prepare JMC community for ASEAN integration and global competitiveness
- Reward and recognize merit, creativity and innovation of members of the JMC community
- Instill faith and belief in the Divine Providence through a life of moral and righteous living, and caring for people, creations and resources
- Continue Active pursuit of life-long learning activities of faculty, students and personnel
The shield takes the form of the seal of JMC symbolic of the academe’s dedication to protect it from all elements that may hinder the achievement of its mission and vision. The color purple represents its commitment to sincerity, integrity, courage and honesty.
THE CROSSED OLIVE LEAVES
It signifies the standard of excellence that Jose Maria College continually maintains in order to develop every student into becoming a well-rounded person.
THE FRAMED 2002
The figure 2002 in frame is the year in which the institution was founded.
THE JESUS CHRIST LOGO
The Jose Maria College is the reality of the dream of the ministry of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, the Name Above Every Name to establish an educational institution that will not only mold the students into becoming assets of the nation but into becoming just and God-fearing individuals as well.
THE OPENED BOOK
It signifies an open mind. An open mind is essential to the absorption of knowledge and values that JMC aims to inculcate in its students.
It represents the zeal to use the burning wealth of knowledge and abilities for the country and the world.
The cauldron including the logo, the opened book and the torch, symbolizes the goal of the academe to produce graduates who will become nation builders and industry leaders.
THE JOSE MARIA
Jose Maria is named after the parents of the Founding President who gave him the foundation of a good person. JMC is committed to doing the same to its students.