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Faculdades Integradas Santa Cruz de Curitiba -
Curitiba, Brazil


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Founded in 1993, the Institution originated in the integration of Colleges Reunidas Santa Cruz de Curitiba and the Faculty of Social Sciences in Araucaria, Parana maintained by the Union of Education and Culture - Unipec.

The first historical record before her appearance was made through a Presidential Decree dated December 31, 1991, published in the Gazette on January 3, 1992, authorizing the operation of the Integrated College of St. Joseph of the Pines - FACISJOP to offer courses in Data Processing Technology and Administration. Among the courses pioneers of Holy Cross College are Accounting and Economics, authorized by Presidential Decrees of 14 and 17 January 1992, the Faculty of Social Sciences Araucaria - FACIS.

Due to the widespread growth of the industrial city of Curitiba, the perception of a deficiency to be supplied in Higher Education from the southern city of Curitiba, the sponsor requested the transfer of Integrated College of St. Joseph of the Pines to the capital of Parana, Rua Pedro Bonat, 103, New World district. This location was chosen because it is considered to be strategic and close to two industrial cities of Curitiba and Araucaria. The request was approved by Decree number 866 of 09 June 1993, which also authorized the change of name of Integrated College of St. Joseph of the Pines Colleges Gathered for Santa Cruz de Curitiba - FARESC.

Faculties Santa Cruz started the activities on August 15, 1993, with the completion of an early winter vestibular Curitiba, offering 180 seats (which were permitted), and 100 for Data Processing Technology (DPT) and 80 for Bachelor of Business Administration. On May 31, 1995, Ordinance number 611, the Ministry of Education approved the name change of the Faculties Gathered from Curitiba to Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Regional School of Curitiba. On the same date through Ordinance number 612, the MEC, was allowed to change the name of Integrated Schools Araucaria - FACIN for Faculty of Social Sciences Araucaria - FACIS, who remained the owner of Courses Accounting and Social Sciences, cited authorized, but that had not been installed. In 1995, started operating the courses of Bachelor in Economics and Accounting, offering 100 places for each course per year.

The transfer of the sponsor and the headquarters of the Social Science Faculty of Araucaria, maintained by the Association of Schools of Araucaria, occurred through Ordinance number 766, the MEC of June 29, 1995. The sponsor has been terminated for Paranaense Union of Education and Culture, based in St. Joseph of the Pines, which kept the Social Science Faculty of Araucaria, now established at Rua Pedro Bonat, 103, New World district, Curitiba - Paraná.

Faculties Santa Cruz, who worked in the same building during the day classes were held for elementary and high school, began to feel the need to increase your space to meet the market demand, which became the biggest since 2001 were allowed when the courses of Arts major in Portuguese, English and Literature; qualifications in Logistics and Business Management and Technology Management course, and the opening of a graduate program in Tourism and Information Systems. At this point, the direction of the institution began to invest in the expansion of space and the modernization of infrastructure. Accreditation of Integrated Schools Santa Cruz de Curitiba took place on May 28, 2002, through Decree no. 1553, MEC, by integration of the Santa Cruz Regional School of Curitiba and the Faculty of Social Sciences in Araucaria, Parana maintained by the Union of Education and Culture as well as the approval of its Unified Rules.

New courses meant more investment in work to receive a greater number of academics. By authorizing the establishment of qualifications in Business Administration International Business Management and Marketing, and the Faculty of Education, the institution has expanded to offer degree courses and 13 courses for a total of 1480 seats in 2002. The law school was authorized in 2003, offering 200 vacancies annually. In 2004, authorized the opening of courses: Technology in Marketing, Technology, Human Resource Management, Technology in Technology Management and Information Technology in Computer Networks. In the same year was created CEDESP, Center for Academic and Professional Development, a body that now coordinates the internship, follow up on graduates, supporting the activities of junior Innovate and monitor the activities of scientific research.

Also in 2004, the course of Technology in Data Processing was transformed into WEB Technology Development, which was gradual implementation, as well as all other technology courses from 2005. Always anchored in solid growth, independent of the Holy Cross College purchased a site in Affife Mansur Street, for the construction of more complex modern educational institution, the Headquarters Campus. Work began in 2004 and activities started in 2005, with courses in administration and their two majors (Logistics and Management in Business and Technology) and Technology courses in Marketing, Human Resource Management and Management Information Systems .

In 2007, the Accounting Course was also transferred to the Headquarters Campus. And in January of this year, the Center for Legal Practice (NPC) began its activities in Colleges directing his attention to the local community. Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge related to the legal department of the cases submitted by the community. For the realization of care and practice of simulated students, the NPC has the support of a team and with support from various sectors. The structure available for service to the community involves coordinating and guiding secretariat, social record, office of legal counsel and Simulated Jury room. Yet the structure practice involves the sectors of office, computing, protocol, expeditions and laboratories legal.

In June it was created the Cultural Sector, with the task of articulating the cultural policy of Colleges, which ensures the implementation of a continuous and ongoing project, called Culture, Colleges in Santa Cruz. This sector provides artistic and cultural events, exhibitions, courses and workshops in length.

In July 2008 the College became signatory of the eight Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations, returning the shares to be specific, focusing on the common interests of all communities aimed at dispelling evils and promoting the welfare of all spheres.

Focused on supporting the universalization of higher education, the College established in 2009, a new sector, responsible for all the economic benefits offered to students, the Hedge (Sector Benefits Student). Also there was the expansion of Headquarters Campus, which now has a new building with new classrooms and an auditorium.

In 2010, the Law Course received the Recognition of MEC with note four. Was created CAPASC - Center for Student Psychopedagogical Santa Cruz, which aims to guide and assist the student in the learning process, diverting the issues relevant to daily life, emotion and anxiety. Making the same criterion establishes a positive way and learn the information dialogues with students.

At the start of the Holy Cross College in its professional staff had seven teachers who taught classes for the 180 new students (100 - 80 TPD and Administration). In 2010, the institution has a staff of more than 165 professors who teach classes for 13 Colleges assets, amounting to (approximately) four thousand students enrolled.

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