In 2000, a group of Costa Rican software development companies assumed the task of creating the Centro de Formación en Tecnologías de Información (Cenfotec).
Its main purpose: educate specialized personnel to work in the growing technological industry, both locally and internationally.
Such specialization has made Universidad Cenfotec (UCenfotec) become a leader in this field, offering academic programs completely different from those of any other university in Costa Rica.
As a specialized institution, UCenfotec is committed to help reduce the current shortage of 10000 people skilled in the area of digital technologies.
Our programs emphasize technological courses and integrative projects during the first two years.
Students develop soft skills and acquire the technical knowledge that allows them start working immediately.
Our programs are modular: Students working towards engineering degrees can also obtain Associate and Higher Technician diplomas aligned with the job market. Another difference is that physics, calculus and algebra are taught in the last three academic terms of the degree programs.