Virginio Gómez Professional Institute is an institution of higher education, autonomous, private, accredited, belonging to the Corporación Universidad de Concepción. It was created in 1988 under the tutelage of the Professional Education Athena S.A., since closed and constituted by a deed dated November 24, 1988, with the aim of preparing skilled professionals in careers in engineering and higher-level technical implementation.
At present the Institute has 25,272 m2 built where there exist classrooms equipped with high technology and art laboratories, necessary for teaching. Its infrastructure is divided as follows:- the headquarters of the Institute in Concepción counts on 16,547 m2 built, in the seat of Los Angeles, there are 3,890 m2 built and the headquarters in Chillán, has 4,835 m2.
For the development of teaching, the Institute has its careers structured in five schools:
- Industrial Technological School.
- School of Management and Information Technology.
- School of Construction and Risk Prevention.
- School of Health.
- School of Basic Sciences and Humanities.
Teaching, infrastructure and 25,272 m2 constructed, rank the Virginio Gómez Professional Institute as one of the leading institutions in the Bío Bío Region.