University description (as per official university website)
FACHA appeared on December 6, 1971, when higher education was dominated by public universities, with few places to cater to the large number of people who wanted to study, and the government had no funds to build more universities.
Amid an era of political repression and censorship of the press, Professor Hélio Alonso decided to launch the first private college of Journalism, with the philosophy of training professionals capable of "thinking" and "act" and in order to democratize teaching communication in Rio de Janeiro. The FACHA began operating in two rented rooms in the College of the Immaculate
Conception, in three shifts, with fewer than 200 students. At first, the only course offered was the Social Communication.
During these more than 35 years, the courses have been changing the curriculum, keeping in mind that constantly updates the coordination grid according to the need to expand the student's knowledge, enhance their training and meet the demands of the labor market.
The FACHA always aimed to provide general knowledge that stimulate students to reflect and express themselves. With two years of theoretical basis, the faculty develops understanding in philosophy, anthropology and political areas. With theoretical understanding, the student is capable of producing. The second stage, the specific causes that the student knows the mechanisms and become aware of the area you chose. A practical and specific are the laboratories for the labor market.
Some years later, with the growth of the institution were created two courses: Tourism and Data Processing, becoming then Integrated College in Helio Alonso.
It is with great satisfaction that these FACHA celebrates 30 years and is proud of the work they have done, which is the form of big names, not only in the areas of Media, Tourism and Data Processing, but also names that have made history that country.