University description (as per official university website)
In order to contribute to regional educational level, was established November 16, 1970, the University Corporation for LA COSTA-CUC- , non-profit organization dedicated to training professionals in the area of science , technology, humanities, art and philosophy.
On January 3, 1971, the new center began its work in the race 42F No. 75B-169 of the city, offering Architecture programs, Administration, Law and Civil Engineering, with an enrollment of 154 students. The move to its current location, Calle 58 No. 55-66, took place in January 1974. Their legal status was granted on April 23, 1971, by Resolution No. 352 of the Government of the Atlantic.
Subsequently, studies were initiated in the Faculty of Education, in the fields of Psychology, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Physical Education, and Economics in International Trade.
In 1975 he created the Department of Social and Economic Research (DIS) attached to the Faculty of Economics, which marked the beginning of the investigative process in the CUC.
In the decade of the 90 'the ICFES authorizes the operation of the R NGINEERING ELECTRIC, ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, INDUSTRY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS AND COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS, then the program PSYCHOLOGY .
In mid-1994 was made a diagnosis to determine the effectiveness and efficiency in research management had the institution, following the concerns raised by the approval of Law 30/92. The Board determines the deployment and implementation of Research and Development Center-CID, which starts in 1996, an interdisciplinary body, which is ascribed to the researchers from previous centers of power.
Graduate programs are given began March 16, 1987 with specialization in Finance and Systems, approved by the 203 Agreement October 30, 1986, issued by the Board of ICFES.
Today we graduate level specialization in:
Information Systems Audit
Finance and Systems
Interventoría Civil Works Projects
Management for micro, small and medium enterprises.
International Business Address
Comprehensive Rehabilitation of Sensory and Developmental Disorders.
Then he decided in mid 2000 to set the Consulting Division and assigned to service-CID ", taking into account its surroundings and the strengths that the institution has or will lead in the coming years, in order that institution to maintain its role of social, economic and environmental development of the Caribbean Region.
The Corporación Universitaria de la Costa-CUC-has responded to the regional community trust forming more than 20000 professionals in different fields of knowledge.
The objectives of the University Corporation for LA COSTA, CUC primarily as an organization dedicated to providing higher education, the following:
a. providing higher education as an effective means for the realization of the Colombian man, with a view to shaping a more just, balanced and autonomous, framed in the national and international community.
b. Expand opportunities for access to higher education to all Colombians who meet the eligibility requirements, can join it and benefit from its programs.
c. Forward programs to promote the incorporation into the system of Higher Education to applicants from urban and rural areas of economic and social development of the country. Higher Education also conducive to indigenous groups to achieve their vital development within its own context.
d. Promote the integration of Higher Education with the other basic sectors of national activity.
e. Support the development of educational levels that precede it in order to facilitate their integration and achieving their respective objectives.
f. To promote scientific and pedagogical training of teachers linked to the institution, so as to ensure the quality of education at different levels and modalities.
g. Contribute to and support business development, material, economic and spiritual region in which you have a seat.
h. Facilitate the transfer of students from other institutions of Higher Education