Cagayan de Oro College

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Cagayan de Oro College
PHINMA Education Network
Dalubhasaan ng Cagayan de Oro
Former names
Parent-Teacher College (1948-1967)
Motto Pro Deo Et Humanitate
Motto in English
"For God and Humanity"
Type Private, non-sectarian
Established June 1947
President Chito B. Salazar, Ph.D.
Location Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, PhilippinesPhilippines
Campus 3 campuses all in Cagayan de Oro:
Carmen (Max Y. Suniel Street - Main Campus)
Agusan Campus
Puerto Campus
Colors Green, Gold and White             
Nickname COC-PHINMA Scorpions
Affiliations PHINMA Education Network
Mascot Golden Scorpions

Cagayan de Oro College – PHINMA Education Network (COC – PHINMA) is a private non-sectarian college on Max Suniel St, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. The college offers a wide range of courses including criminology, education, arts and sciences, engineering, commerce, nursing, and vocational education. It is one of the leading educational institutions in the country in the field of criminology, having produced a number of topnotch graduates since its inception in 1947. The college also offers preschool, elementary and secondary education, which primarily serve as laboratory schools for its teacher education programs.

COC – PHINMA attracts students from Northern Mindanao, especially the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, and Bukidnon. Most of these students stay in boarding houses throughout the city.

The official student publication The Oro Collegian. Its supreme student government is the Cagayan de Oro College – Central Student Government (COC – CSG).


COC – PHINMA was formed in October 1946 by a group of civic-minded individuals as Parent-Teacher College (PTC). The aim, as defined in its Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, was to give elementary, secondary, collegiate, and vocational education, with a non-political and non-sectarian characteristic. The institution formally opened in June 1948 and admitted not only children and youth to earn degrees but also men and women already employed who needed further education growth, knowledge and skills to help them advance professionally.

To attain the aims of the founders, the school initially offered classes in the elementary and secondary (day and night) school and courses in Education, Liberal Arts, Secretarial and Commerce in the tertiary level. The first classes met in a two-storey building at the corner of Apolinar Velez and Claro Recto Streets. Seven years later, all academic activities were transferred to Asok Building at the corner of Tiano Brothers and Gomez Streets, Cagayan de Oro City.

In 1955, a bigger lot in Carmen, Cagayan de Oro was acquired by the school. A two-storey building was constructed to house the classrooms, the administrative offices and laboratory rooms; it was occupied later that year.

In 1970, COC offered full courses leading to Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and Associate in Geodetic Engineering.

In 1981-1982, the college was authorized to offer Master of Arts in Teaching Social Studies and Bachelor of Science in Secretarial Administration.

In 1984, the college received permission from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECS) to offer Bachelor of Elementary Education courses. In the same year, the graduate expanded its major fields of concentration when it received MECS permission to offer Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Master of Arts in Elementary Education.

In the college, Engineering and Architecture courses were opened to meet demand. In June 1988, COC opened the two-year technical-vocational courses in Mechanical Technology, Electrical Technology, and Electronics Technology, obtaining government recognition in March 1991. In 1993, a permit to offer a full course in Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering was granted. A year after, a permit was issued by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) to offer the first three years of five-year courses in Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering. As part of the ladderized curriculum of Bachelor of Science in Architecture which commenced in June 1991, a Certificate of Building Technology may be granted to those students who have finished the first three years of the said course, while Certificate of Architectural Interior may be granted to those who have finished the four curriculum years.

In the College of Arts and Sciences, three new courses were granted government recognition, namely: a four-year course leading to a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 1990, Bachelor of Science in General Science in 1991, and the first two years of Associate in Computer Science in 1994. Three new courses are offered, AB Journalism, AB Broadcasting and AB Mass Communication, in AY 2001-2002. These courses are now granted Government Recognition.

The College of Commerce and Secretarial offered Marketing as an additional major in its Bachelor of Science in Commerce effective school year 1989-1990. The Bachelor of Science in Commerce ceased to offer Accounting as a major and, instead, this field was given a separate designation, now called Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, which is currently being offered in the College of Accountancy. It was granted recognition in 1993. The Bachelor of Science in Secretarial Administration offered Computer Secretarial Education as another major field.In June 1994, BSC major in Management Accounting was offered.

New advanced courses were also opened in the Graduate School, namely: Master in Government Management and Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision in 1998, Master of Science in Criminology in 1999, and Master in Engineering Management in 2000. The Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision was granted government recognition in 2001.

At present, COC – PHINMA is the only educational institution in the country to have been granted the authority to operate a commercial television and radio stations by virtue of RA 8740. The college, as a proud and renowned member of national associations, boasts of national awards for two straight years: the third- and second-highest accredited programs in 2003 and 2004, bestowed by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities – Commission on Accreditation (PACU – COA).

In 2012, COC - PHINMA inaugurated the Puerto Campus.[1] The new campus increased the total school population of COC by 19 percent one year after it opened.[2]

Schools and colleges[edit]

The college is subdivided into the following colleges: the Graduate School, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the College of Education, the College of Management and Accountancy, the College of Engineering and Architecture, College of Information Technology, and the College of Nursing. It also includes a complete preschool, elementary and secondary school units.

Mission statement[edit]

To develop the Filipino Youth into employable global professionals through the endowment of knowledge and skills and the formation of character and spirit.


Since 2005, COC – PHINMA has been owned and managed by the PHINMA Group, an investment firm with interests in including property, energy, education, and business process outsourcing. The group's mission is "to help build our Nation through competitive and well-managed business enterprises that enable Filipinos to attain a better quality of life." With effective management as its distinctive edge, it aims to give Filipinos improved access to the essentials of a dignified life.

Sister schools[edit]


  1. ^ "COC-Phinma Puerto campus inaugurated". Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ VG Cabuag, VG. "Phinma seeking to acquire 2 schools outside the NCR". Business Mirror. Retrieved 10 April 2017.