First in the Philippines
- the first and currently the only post-secondary technical institute for the deaf authorized by the Philippine government.
- the only institute authorized by the government to offer a sign language course in the Philippines.
- the first institute for the deaf that includes Deaf Culture as part of its curriculum.
- the first school in the Philippines that published a series of comic strip focusing on deaf persons debuting on September 11, 2005.
- the first institute in the Philippines that is accepted as a member of the Convention of American Instructors for the Deaf (est. 1851) in 1995.
- the first observer and advocates of Web accessibility among deaf organizations during the Interregional Seminar and Regional Demonstration Workshop on ICT Accessibility attended by delegates from Asia and the Pacific.
- the first institute that published a book on Web Accessibility entitled “Basic Web Accessibility Guide for Filipinos.
- the first institute that designed the Filipino Sign Language Font which can be downloaded for free.
MCCID students were
- the first deaf person (Ervin Reyes) to win the Bronze Medal in Web Page Design Category during the 6th International Abilympics Skills Competition held in New Delhi, India last November 2003.
- the first deaf person to win the Gold Medal during the 10th Philippine National Skills Competition in Web Page Design category last September 2001.
- the first deaf person to win the Bronze Medal during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) information technology (IT) camp in the information search category in Seoul, Korea last 2002.
- the first deaf person from the Philippines to win the Gold Medal during the Global IT Challenge for Youth With Disabilities held in Incheon, South Korea in 20012.
- the first deaf recipient of 2004 Academic Excellence Award in National Capital Region awarded by TESDA.
- the first deaf group who received four Gold Medals of Excellence during the twelfth Philippine National Skills Competition last December 2005.
- the first deaf group that represented the country in the seventh International Abilympics Skills Competition to be held in Shizuoka, Japan in November 2007.
- the first deaf person ever worked in Malacañang Palace with the Office of the Philippine President.
- the first 100% pass rate in Data Encoding Skills Certification Exam among deaf sector conducted by TESDA 2003.
- six out of fifteen deaf persons ever worked in the Department of Foreign Affairs (Philippines).
MCCID website is:
- the first recipient of the “Apolinario Mabini Award as Accessible Website” in 2017 given by the Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons” with no less than Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte who hands over the recognition;
- the first institute for the deaf in the Philippines that went online MCCIDOnline.net in 1997 and has recently celebrated its twelfth year online.
- the first website in the Philippines that focus on news and issues about deaf in the country.
- the first deaf related website recipient of the “Disabled Friendly Website Award” given by the National Computer Center and the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons last June 29, 2006 as part of the Web Accessibility Initiatives in the Philippines.
- the first in the Philippines to become a member of UK based international Guild of Accessible Web Designers.
- the first technical school in the Philippines that passed the Web Accessibility standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium.