Surigao Education Center is an non stock, non profit private, non sectarian educational institution incorporated under the laws of the Republic of the Philipines on November 25, 1987.
The school was known as Surigao Medical School of Midwifery, when it opened as the first Midwifery school in Surigao in 1978. In 1988, 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. In as much as, the school has been in the training of midwives for the past 14 years and has produced Board Topnotchers and in no instance its passing percentage had never been lower than the national passing percentage , thereby gaining the confidence and moral authority to assume greater role in education by offering a nursing program. Thus, through the Board Resolution No. 8, the Nursing Program together with other new courses was initiated on October 23, 1991.In the school year of 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 Engineering, Marine Engineering and Architecture. Other courses offerings followed such as Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Business Education, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology.
At present, Surigao Education Center has expanded its offering to include, Teacher Education, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Civil Engineering, Electronic and Communications Engineering and Computer Engineering. Responding to global realities and demand of labor market, the school implemented the Ladderized Education System with a global sense to adequately respond to these emerging needs.
The College’s eight hectare campus includes 8 buildings, separately located 25 meters swimming pool for maritime cadets and physical education students and a mini hotel for the Hotel and restaurant Management students. A hospital is also available for Allied Medical Sciences students’ clinical experience.
The programs offered are recognized by the Government through the Commision on Higher Education. The School had also adapted ISO standards for quality management system and is currently accredited with Anglo Japanese American Registrars, Inc. (AJA). This reflects the school’s commitment to quality education to the people of CARAGA. Surigao Education Center has revolutionized education in Surigao and she will remain in the forefront in the years to come.