Surigao Education Center

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Surigao Education Center
Surigao Educaition Center Logo.png
Motto Scientia, Excellentia, Credo (Science, Excellence, Belief)
Type Non-stock, non-profit, private, non-sectarian educational institution

Formerly known as Surigao Medical Center School of Midwifery 1978.

On November 25, 1987 the name was changed to Surigao Education Center (SEC).
Chairman Dr. Corazon K. Bautista
President Dr. Bienvenido Alex K. Bautista
Students 2,629 (school year 2007-2008)
Location Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
Campus 8 hectares
Hymn SEC Hymn
Nickname The Mariners
Affiliations ISO 9000:2001, AJA Registrars, CHED, TESDA

For 30 years, Surigao Education Center, formerly Surigao Medical Center School of Midwifery, is in the Philippines.


Surigao Education Center is a non-stock, non-profit, private, non-sectarian educational institution incorporated under the laws of the republic on November 25, 1987.

The school was then known as Surigao Medical Center of Midwifery, when it opened as the first midwifery school in Surigao in 1978. Ten years later, the school changed its name to Surigao Education Center and bought about the offering of new courses as part of the school development plan. The one year Health Aide course and Pre School education were initially offered.

Then, Surigao Education Center in line with its objective of developing the community saw the need to offer a nursing program. The school has been training of midwives for the past 14 years and has produced Board Topnotchers. Its passing percentage had never been lower than national passing percentage, thereby gaining the confidence and moral authority to assume greater role in education by offering a nursing program. Thus, through Board resolution No. 8, the nursing program with other new courses was initiated on October 23, 1991.

In the school year 1993-1994, Surigao Education Center opened its doors to the young men and women of Surigao City and its neighboring provinces to its pioneer batch of Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation, Basic Seaman course (now called Seafarer’s Rating course) and Associate in Radiologic Technology, now offered as Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology.

Then, in the school year of 1996-1997, the school pioneered again in opening courses in Engineering leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Marine Engineering and Architecture. Other course offerings followed such as Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Business Education, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Technology.


At present, Surigao Education Center has expanded its offering to include Teacher Education, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering and Computer Engineering.


The college’s eight-hectare campus includes eight buildings and a college auditorium that will soon rise. Separate from the main campus for training purposes is the 25-meter swimming pool for maritime cadets and physical education students and a mini-hotel for the hotel and restaurant management students. A hospital is available for allied medical science student’s clinical experience.

Officers and administration[edit]

Surigao Education Center is under the general management of the Board of Trustees; the President has the immediate authority in all matters and is responsible for the successful management of the institution.

Directly under the President are the Research Planning Officer, Quality Management Representative, Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Academics and Vice President for Finance and external Affairs Officer

The Quality Management Representative directly reports to the President and serves as the Management Representative responsible for identifying verification requirements and recommends provisions of adequate resources in the quality system for inspection, testing and monitoring of the School’s education processes and for auditing the quality system.

The Research Planning Officer also reports directly to the President and has no direct supervision over any of the staff. He plans and develops marketing strategies for the Institution in coordination with the VP Academic.

The VP Administration ensures smooth day-to-day operations of the Administrative Department and all other activities related to Administrative functions. He manages all Auxiliary service Officer and the Head for the Plant, Property and Equipment of the school.

The VP Academic is in charge of the overall management of the delivery of quality education processes of the institution. He oversees the Academic Deans/Department Heads/Principal of all departments: Basic Education Department, College of Maritime Studies, College of Allied Medical, College of Business Education, College of Information Technology, College of Teacher Education, College of Engineering & Architecture. The Registrar and Librarian are academic non teaching staff directly responsible to the VP- Academics and who are involved to serve student needs.

The External Affairs Officer manages the linkages with local, national and international organizations, foundations and alumni. He is also responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating of all programs, services and operations outside the SEC community intended to maintain the cordial relationship between SEC and its graduates through resource-building activities among alumni.

Campus life and culture[edit]

Name of organization Activities
Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA)
  • JPIA Week
Society for Hotel & Restaurant Progress (SHARP)
  • Hawaiian Food Festival
Computer Society (COMSOC)
  • Film Showing
  • Seminar/Workshop on Multimedia
  • Seminar/Workshop on Photo Editing
  • Seminar/Workshop on Video Editing
Math & Science Club
  • On the Spot Collage Making Contest & Exhibit
  • Daily Bulletin Quiz
  • Math & Science Quiz Bowl
  • Film Showing
  • Culmination Program
The PRISM (social science club)
  • Damit Pinoy
  • Daily Bulletin Quiz & Exhibit
  • Larong Pinoy
  • Film Showing
  • Piyestang Pinoy
  • Kainang Pinoy
  • Culmination Program & Tribute to the President
English Club
  • Daily Bulletin Quiz
  • Literary Contest
  • Film Showing
  • Culmination Program
Filipino Club
  • Buwan ng Wika
  • Essay Writing Contest
  • Slogan Contest
Kinetics Club
  • Physical Education Festival
  • Hip-Hop Dance Contest
Annual Intramurals
  • Sports, Music & Literary Development of Students
Community Extension Services
  • Health Classes
  • Medical Assistance
  • Advocacy for VAWC & Family Planning
  • Mangrove Planting
  • Training for Bantay Dagat
  • Computer Literacy
Performing Arts Guild
  • Participation on Student Activities