Divine Word College of Calapan (DWCC)
is a private, Catholic school in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
. It was founded in 1946 by the missionaries of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD)
as the Mindoro Junior College
, initially offering courses in Normal Education, Liberal Arts, Pre-Law, Typing, and Stenography. By 1965, the school was already offering classes for elementary students. To be more fitting of the Catholic background of the school, its name was changed to Divine Word College of Calapan in 1981. At present, DWCC has three campuses in the province
. Two are in Calapan City
while the other one is located in Pinamalayan
The school offers primary and secondary level education as well as tertiary level programs. The Senior High School department has available strands under the Academic
and the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL)
tracks. The college department, on the other hand, has undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Teacher Education, Information Technology, Accountancy, Business Administration, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Criminology,
and Liberal Arts.
Additionally, DWCC is a TESDA accredited training and assessment center
for Computer Systems Servicing, Food and Beverage Services, and Housekeeping.
Like other SVD-established schools, the Divine Word College of Calapan envisions to excel in the spiritual and academic formation
grounded in the faith and rich in cultural diversity of the world. The institution is committed to produce socially-responsible and competent students that will share their skills and knowledge to the community.
Divine Word College of Calapan fact:
- In 2006, the school launched the Center for Mindoro Studies, a resource and research center that studies Mindoro’s cultural heritage and keeps relevant sources related to the province.