The “West Coast Institute of Management & Technology (WCIMT)” was established in 1996 at Perth by a Christian family “S. Lloyd Family Trust” to provide vocational and Professional Educational Services at National and International Levels under a Christian mission and vision of preaching, teaching and Social work. It is Autonomous Educational Institute and Vocational Training School. The institute was a registered and accredited training institution, accredited by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC) of the Training Department of the Government of Western Australia, and is listed on the “Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses ” (CRICOS), which provide accredited courses to local and overseas students up to Graduate Diploma Level.
WCIMT established a chain of affiliated colleges in many countries. In 2004, the trustees decided to use this infrastructure to establish the West Coast University in a favorable country; on the recommendations of faculty members West Coast University was incorporated at Panama City, under article 19 of law 32 of 1927. The word “West Coast” does have an historical background in Panama. West Coast University, although based in Panama, serves as a global institute for autonomous higher education.
As of December 2012, West Coast University is a candidate for accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, for its bachelor’s and graduate programs in business.
As of January 2013 West Coast University is now accredited by the International Accreditation Organization (IAO).