The Vision to establish an affordable College in the Municipality of Trinidad was not realized overnight. It took many years of trials, hardships and collective efforts to bring forth what is now popularly known as TRINIDAD MUNICIPAL COLLEGE, one of the fastest growing Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Province of Bohol. It started when the Municipal Officials of Trinidad, Bohol talked to a Davao-based educator and businessman into putting up a branch of his private vocational school in Trinidad. The lone antiquated building in Trinidad, Bohol, used and inaugurated in 1957 as the original Municipal Hall of Trinidad was then converted in the year 1980 into this private school named as Trinidad Institute of Technology (TIT). TIT offered short-term vocational courses, such as Typewriting, Stenography, Tailoring and Bookkeeping.
Trinidad Institute of Technology (TIT) did not last longer than a semester as it “died a natural death”, so to speak. During this time the vision to establish a College in Trinidad became vague. It was in 1985 that the vision to re-establish a college that would offer affordable yet quality education to students from lower income families not only from Trinidad but also from the neighboring towns, did not go in vain. That same year, a group of Trinidadnons formed themselves as Incorporators and registered the TRINIDAD JUNIOR COLLEGE with the Securities and Exchange Commission with SEC No. 136393, using the same antiquated Municipal Hall as its school building, the same edifice vacated by Trinidad Institute of Technology.
On October 23, 1986, the Municipality of Trinidad donated the land including the
building and the improvements thereon, to TRINIDAD JUNIOR COLLEGE which then
offered the following courses, namely:
1. 2 years Diploma in Applied Technology major in Electricity and Construction
2. 2 years Associate in Secretarial Administration
3. 2 years Automotive Mechanic Course
4. 1 year General Clerical Course
In 1993, a Bachelor of Arts degree was approved by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS). After more than a decade of moderate existence, TRINIDAD JUNIOR COLLEGE faced a pressing risk of extinction. Wise enough in finding a solution, the Incorporators came up with a redemptive decision in a meeting to turn over, by way of a DEED OF SALE (CONFIRMATION OF TRANSFER OF OWNERHIP), the Ownership, Management and Control of TRINIDAD JUNIOR COLLEGE to the Local Government of Trinidad on August 1, 2003. The sale by the Incorporators effectively transformed Trinidad Junior College into what is now known as the TRINIDAD MUNICIPAL COLLEGE (TMC), one of the fastest growing Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Province of Bohol. Before Mayor Judith Del Rosario-Cajes assumed as the newly elected mayor of Trinidad on June 30, 2007, Trinidad Municipal College has a total enrolment of only 510 students. However, at present, under the dynamic, strong and creative leadership of Mayor JUDITH DEL ROSARIO CAJES, wife of former congressman, former mayor and now College Administrator ATTY. ROBERTO C. CAJES, Ph.D., TRINIDAD MUNICIPAL COLLEGE (TMC) quickly and steadily started to evolve physically and academically to meet the standards of a dynamically changing world of education and employment.
As of 1st Semester, Fiscal Year 2019-2020, TRINIDAD MUNICIPAL COLLEGE has a total enrolment of 4,212 students and offers the following Courses, to wit:
COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION (CHED) AUTHORIZED AND
1.) Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)
2.) Bachelor of Science in Office Administration (BSOA)
3.) Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (BA PolSci)
4.) Bachelor of Arts in Communication (BA Comm)
5.) Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED)
6.) Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED)
7.) Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BSCrim)
TECHNICAL EDUCATIONAL AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA)
RECOGNIZED AND REGISTERED PROGRAMS:
1.) Automotive Servicing (AS) NC-I
2.) Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC-I
3.) Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC-II
The aforementioned courses and programs offer TMC students the opportunity of acquiring knowledge, competencies and skills, thus providing them with a greater possibility of employment and to advance in professional field. With education funding facing a myriad of issues and problems and higher tuition possible in many other tertiary institutions, Trinidad Municipal College, is the only LGU managed institution that, despite the economic downturn, could satisfy the pangs of hunger for education of every Trinidadnon and non-Trinidadnons alike as it prides on being one of the HEIs in the Province of Bohol that offers free higher education as CHEDLUCs with the most affordable tuition fees for non-UNIFAST scholars without compromising quality education.
TMC welcomes all students from all walks of life irrespective of socio-economic
conditions, disability, religion, race or cultural backgrounds provided they meet the
admission requirements and retention policies as provided in this manual.
TMC is guided with the following vision, mission and goal:
VISION: A model institution with fully developed academic, technical-vocational education and skill of manpower with positive work attitudes anchored in the core values of leadership and professionalism essential in the creation of self-reliant citizens.
MISSION: To build well-trained, competent and employable professionals, who will meet the demands of the local and international work places.
GOAL: TMC aims at evolving a whole individual as a child of God and a member of a democratic society who is professionally competent that can provide leadership and advance knowledge, well-trained in a certain vocation not only to help himself but to help others, and practical yet responsible and obedient to the laws of God and to the laws of the government.
PHILOSOPHY: TMC adheres to the philosophy that education is life and growth guided by faith in God and love of fellowmen in an environment of competitiveness, professionalism and excellence.
SLOGAN: TMC is committed to public educational services second to none.
College of Teacher Education
- Bachelor of Elementary Education major in General Content
- Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English
College of Arts and Sciences
- Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science
- Bachelor of Arts major in Communication
College of Computer Studies
- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
College of Criminal Justice Education
- Bachelor of Science in Criminology
College of Office Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Office Administration
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC I
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC II
Our alma mater had a great change under the dynamic, strong, and creative leadership of our beloved Mayor HON. JUDITH DEL ROSARIO – CAJES, wife of former congressman, ATTY. ROBERTO C. CAJES, Ph.D., Trinidad Municipal College evolved physically and academically. With nearly 7,000 alumni of this fastest-growing higher education institution, it is with great pride and honor to serve as President and my pleasure to welcome you to Trinidad Municipal College Alumni Association. Our association keeps going wholly and solely to help our alumni and by extension, the college itself will succeed.
As we are facing this global health crisis, we get more complicated with every passing day. The association can help you stay connected with a vast resource accessible from the faculty that taught and guided to different social media platforms that would unite as one strong association with pride and belongingness.
In the spirit of ‘one TMC Family’, I believe that each of us, being alumni of this beloved school, would always like to reconnect with this second home. A second home where we had unforgettable moments in life, we had met our second parents, our best friends, peers, and even loved ones. TMC has been instilled in our minds, has been an institution that shaped us professionals and responsible servants in our respective communities.
One of the main tasks that we set out for ourselves during the coming years is to increase the association membership and implement programs, projects, and activities. And as we faced this global health crisis, alumni programs, projects, and activities have been hindered.
Finally, let me conclude by thanking all of you for your support and looking forward to the continued support and active involvement of the entire association to carry out activities.