University of the Immaculate Conception

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University of the Immaculate Conception
Pamantasang Imaculada Conception
Uic seal.jpg
Motto Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini
Motto in English The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
Established 1905
Type Private university
Religious affiliation RVM (Roman Catholic)
President Sister Maria Marissa R. Viri, RVM, PhD
Location Davao City, Philippines
Campus Main campus - Father Selga St.
Annex campus - Bonifacio St. Poblacion District (College)
Bajada campus (grade school and high school)
Former names St. Peter's Parochial School (1905)
Colegio de Las Immaculada Concepcion (1914)
Immaculate Conception Institute (1938)
Immaculate Conception College (1948)
Colors Pink      and      white
Website www.uic.edu.ph

The University of the Immaculate Conception (also referred as UIC Filipino: Pamantasang Imaculada Conception) is a private Roman Catholic university run by the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM) in Davao City. It started in 1905 as a parochial school, “St. Peter’s Parochial School”, with only the primary and intermediate courses offered. It has three campuses: the Fr. Selga campus (which houses various programs that includes Information Technology, Nursing, Medical Technology, Music, Nutrition and Dietetics, Pharmacy and also the Graduate School), the Bonifacio campus (which houses various programs that includes Business and Governance, Engineering, Education, Liberal Arts), and the Bajada campus (which houses the grade school and high school units).

History[edit]

When the high school opened in 1934, the school assumed the name Immaculate Conception Academy and by 1938, the first batch of high school students graduated. By then, the school had been renamed Immaculate Conception Institute.

As World War II broke out in 1941, the school closed and was re-opened five years later. The school received government recognition for the high school level in 1947. A year later, the school was named Immaculate Conception College (ICC), which then offered an initial two collegiate courses, namely Collegiate Secretarial and Pharmacy.

Between 1951 and 1958, (ICC) opened additional courses: BS in Education, BS in Home Economics, BS in Music, and BS in Elementary Education.

With the increasing enrollment and the demand for more courses, the following programs were added in 1961–62: The Liberal Arts Program, BS Commerce, and BS Medical Technology.

In 1969, the Grade and High School Departments were moved to ICC’s new site at Fr. Selga St. and followed by the College Department in 1971. Three more courses were then added: BS Chemistry, Pharmacy Aide, and BS in Nutrition and Dietetics.

In 1983–1986, four more courses were opened: Cafeteria Management, BS in Civil Engineering, MA in Theology, and MA in Elementary Education. It was in the 1990s when ICC was challenged to become more responsive to the needs of Davao that more scientific and technological courses were opened, namely BS Computer Engineering, BS Electronics and Communication Engineering, and BS Computer Science.

The graduate school picked up its pace and added more courses especially when Fund Assistance for Private Education (FAPE) identified ICC as one of the training centers of its scholars for Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering. The additional courses opened were: MA in Educational Management, MA in Values Education, MA in Teaching College Physics, MA in Teaching College Chemistry, and MA in Engineering Education.

It was on May 1, 1992, when DECS Secretary Dr. Isidro Carino granted ICC university status. It took the name “University of the Immaculate Conception”. The school was then 87 years old.

Graduate school[edit]

The graduate school added more courses especially when Fund Assistance for Private Education (FAPE) identified ICC as one of the training centers of its scholars for Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering. The additional courses opened were: MA in Educational Management, MA in Values Education, MA in Teaching College Physics, MA in Teaching College Chemistry, and MA in Engineering Education.Then the Information technology is added to the courses.

Present[edit]

Since 2000, additional courses were offered in the graduate school: Master of Science in Pharmacy (MSP), Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) and Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM). The College Department opened new courses; Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Bachelor of Science in Information Management in response to the fast advancing information and communication technology of the present global society.

To maximize the utilization of information through communication technology, the university launched an “E-LEARNING program” – a web-based learning program serving all departments and sections of the university. It is a network of services to create, deliver and facilitate learning-teaching process whether inside or outside the traditional classrooms.

Together with the launching of E-Learning program is the putting up of the state-of-the-art facility for Information Technology Research Zone (ITRZ). It is a modern computer, information technology and communication laboratory. The installation and use of these facilities are aimed at providing UIC students with the best training on computer, science, engineering and communication technology. It also offers short-term courses on computer literacy, creative global exploration hub (Internet), AutoCAD, and video-conferencing.

Post-graduate programs[edit]

  • Phd in Educational Leadership
  • Ph.D in Applied Linguistics
  • Doctor in Business Management

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