Velez College (VC)
About the School
elez College is an educational institution incorporated under the Philippine Corporation Law on March 28, 1966. The institution was founded by Dr. Jacinto Velez, Sr., who at that time, was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cebu (Velez) General Hospital School of Nursing.
The roots of the college started out by the establishment of the Cebu (Velez) General Hospital School of Nursing in the school year 1952-1953. The original three-year Nursing academic program had twenty-six (26) graduates for the first batch. They received their diplomas and title “Graduate Nurse” on April of 1955.
In the school year 1967-1968, the old nursing curriculum was gradually phased-out. In the same year, the school opened the five-year nursing program, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing of Velez College. The first batch of graduates for Bachelor of Science in Nursing was in March 1973.
The College of Liberal Arts opened its first class in school year 1966-1967. The other colleges were opened in the following years: the College of Medical Technology in the school year 1967 – 1968 and the College of Nursing in the school year 1968 – 1969.
In coping with the highly competitive national and international market, Velez College initially opened its Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy curricula in the school year 1992-1993, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.