Zone 2, Agusan, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

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About Us:

In 2018, the Cagayan de Oro Technical Vocational Institute (CDO-TVI) was established by virtue of City Ordinance 13473-2018, with Councilor Suzette Magtajas-Daba as the principal author. This Technical-Vocational Institute is proudly owned and operated by the Local Government of Cagayan de Oro, focusing on offering TESDA-accredited programs primarily in the construction and tourism sectors. These qualifications include Carpentry NC II, Plumbing NC I & NC II, Shielded Metal Arc NC I & NC II, Electrical Installation & Maintenance NC II, and Housekeeping NC II. These programs were chosen strategically to cater to Cagayan de Oro's growing metropolization, with a particular emphasis on construction and tourism sectors. CDO-TVI's mission was to provide free center-based and community-based technical skills training, prioritizing out-of-school youth and low-income families. CDO-TVI’s physical location is at Barangay Agusan, District 2, Cagayan de Oro City.

In 2021, CDO-TVI responded to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic by offering Barangay Health Services NC II, equipping and empowering Barangay Health Workers in partnership with the City Health Office.

With a change in leadership in July 2022, former 1st District Congressman Hon. Rolando “Klarex” Uy assumed the role of Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City. One of his top priorities, as articulated in his RISE CDO Governance Platform, was to provide access to quality education, leading to the vision of establishing a City College.

In 2023, City Ordinance 14564-2023 was passed, paving the way for the creation of the City College of Cagayan de Oro. This ordinance expanded the mandate of CDO-TVI, transforming it into a higher education institution offering not only tech-voc programs but also diploma and bachelor's degree programs, to be monitored by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The establishment of the City College was a result of a comprehensive process, including the formation of Technical Working Groups, extensive consultations, and focus group discussions. The City College of Cagayan de Oro will operate as a multi-campus institution, with campuses in Barangay Agusan (the existing CDO-TVI Campus), Barangay Kauswagan, Barangay Puerto (El Gaucho), and the main campus in Barangay Dansolihon, which was made possible through a usufruct agreement allocating a 60-hectare ancestral domain by the Higaonon Indigenous Peoples of Nahilaran and the City Government of Cagayan de Oro. This expansion aims to bring higher education opportunities closer to the youth residing in upland barangays, addressing the geographic gap that previously existed.

In the same year, the newly established City College initiated a partnership with MeldCx, an international Artificial Intelligence company, and piloted a 6-month training program on Practical Artificial Intelligence for sixteen (16) out-of-school youth.

In addition to the existing tech-voc programs, the City College is set to pilot new programs in 2024, including Trainers’ Methodology NC II, Emergency Medical Services NC II, Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC III, Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Bachelor of Technology and Livelihood Education, Bachelor of Technical-Vocational Teacher Education, and training programs on Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies. These programs reflect the institution's commitment to providing a diverse and comprehensive educational experience to meet the needs of its students and the evolving demands of the local and global labor markets.


“A City College that nurtures and produces global citizens supported by cutting edge technologies for innovation and excellence by 2033.”


“Our mission is to provide transformative and inclusive learning driven by cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence that equip the institution and the community to create innovative, relevant, and data-driven solutions for local and global impact.

We are committed to addressing the needs of the Cagayan de Oro youth and of the indigenous peoples’ communities by respecting and incorporating culture and tradition to address societal challenges and drive positive change.

We actively contribute to sustainable development goals by forging strategic partnerships, engaging relevant research and extension, and equipping our graduates with professionally-aligned competencies.” 


The City College of Cagayan de Oro shall provide quality, accessible, relevant, and future-ready education and training that aligns with the evolving needs of the local job market, contribute to the equitable development of Cagayan de Oro City and enhance its global competitiveness, thereby fostering economic growth and social mobility within the region. It shall equip students with relevant skills, knowledge and practical experiences to secure meaningful and sustainable employment. It shall produce graduates with high levels of academic, thinking, behavioral, and technical skills/competencies that are aligned with national academic and industry standards and needs and international standards, when applicable.

Specifically, its purposes are:

  • Provide the youth and others of the City access to quality higher education, technical-vocational education and training, and professional instruction that is globally competitive;
  • Offer a wide range of tertiary and technical vocational education training programs that are relevant to the needs and interests of the local and global community;
  • Offer technical-vocational education and training programs and to get accreditation as assessment center;
  • Enhance the skills and quality of the city’s human resources and prepare Kagay-anons for success in their careers and further education through practical training, re-skilling and upskilling, and academic excellence;
  • Bolster employment opportunities, minimize job mismatch, and uplift individuals from poverty;
  • Foster research and development activities that contribute to the advancement of knowledge and the improvement of the quality of life in Northern Mindanao;
  • Cultivate partnerships with industries, businesses, organizations, and institutions in order to enhance the educational opportunities and resources available to students; and,
  • Promote social responsibility, civic engagement, and ethical behavior among students, faculty and staff.