World Citi colleges

Brief History

World Citi Colleges (WCC) is an educational system with sister institutions and campuses. Envisioned to be centers of excellence in healthcare, business, IT, and education, World Citi Colleges have campuses in Antipolo, Rizal; Guimba, Nueva Ecija; and Quezon City, its mother campus. Also, part of the system is its aviation schools in Caloocan, North Manila and Binalonan, Pangasinan. World Citi Colleges’ roots can be traced to the establishment of the Quezon City Medical Center (QCMC) in June 15, 1971. Starting out as a 100-bed capacity hospital, Quezon City Medical Center operated a school offering the Liberal Arts Program in Psychology as its pioneer course in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1978. After the amendment of its articles of incorporation in 1979, QCMC became Quezon City Medical Center and Colleges, Inc. (QCMCC). It was also the same year that it opened its doors to students of nursing offering a two-year preparatory nursing course. The following year, the school offered a four-year course in Nursing after being granted a government recognition by the Minister of Education and Culture. March 1986 marked an important milestone in the school’s history with the acquisition of QCMCC by the Guico family.

The new management ushered in a new vision of growth driving changes in the school and hospital becoming World Citi Incorporated now World Citi Group. This became the launchpad of several other colleges within the system. In its commitment to contribute to the advancement of humanity by providing excellent and holistic education, WCI acquired two more schools: Holy Trinity School in Caloocan, now WCC Aeronautical and Technological College; and Westminster College which became WCC-Antipolo Campus. It was also the same year that WCC got an ISO 9001-2000 Certification. The new millennium also saw the rise of WCC by being a key role player in the Hospitality and Management education with the establishment of its School of International Hospitality Management in its Quezon City campus. 2010 also marked the acquisition of E.R. Dizon Colleges in Guimba, Nueva Ecija to become World Citi Colleges-Guimba campus offering a full-range of basic education, tertiary education, and graduate school.

Eventually, under the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), WCC secured Level I Formal, Level II 1st RA, and Level II 2nd RA certifications for its Radiologic Technology, Hotel and Restaurant Management, and Nursing programs, respectively. The institution’s Nursing program has extended its certification through 2024. PACUCOA is a prestigious private accrediting body that recognizes educational institutions that have met high standards for the operation and implementation of designated academic programs.

To this day, WCC continues to enhance its educational programs and grow its presence through various partnerships and expansion efforts.