The San Quintín University Extension Center began activities in the Lázaro Cárdenas neighborhood, San Quintín Delegation, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California in June 1998, with rented facilities and offering Continuing Computer Education, Administration Update and English courses. for the whole community. Refresher courses were offered at these facilities until March 2005.
On March 18, 2003, during a tour and meetings held in the Molino Viejo Restaurant with different organizations, students and teachers, Dr. Gabriel Estrella Valenzuela, Secretary General and representative of the Autonomous University of Baja California, accompanied by the Vice-Rector from Ensenada, María Guadalupe García and Lepe, established the commitment with the community to create a University Unit. This commitment was in response to the demand that the population expressed to have higher education for students in the region, with equality and equity of opportunities.
The San Quintín University Center began operating on August 18, 2003, in the facilities provided by the Colegio de Bachilleres (COBACH), San Quintín Campus, with the opening of the Common Trunks: Engineering Sciences and Economic-Administrative with an enrollment of 80 students and under the supervision of the Ensenada Vicerrectoría, in addition to the Administration and operation of the Ensenada Engineering Faculties (FIE) who served as director Dr. Oscar Roberto López Bonilla and Administrative and Social Sciences (FCAyS) with MI Saúl Méndez Hernández, from the Ensenada Campus. The Coordinator of said center was MC Raúl Celis Ceseña. Classes were held in the afternoons from 3:00 to 10:00 pm. The university campus remained in these facilities for 2 consecutive years (2003-2 to 2005-1), until the construction of the university unit itself began at km. 180.2 of the "Benito Juárez García" Transpeninsular Highway of the Ensenada-San Quintín section.
Due to the good demand of the student population, in the month of October of the same year, the donation of a land of 16 hectares was conceived by the chemist Luis Rodríguez Hernández, businessman of the town. The land was located in front of the Transpeninsular highway in the section between the Ejido Padre Kino and the Rancho Magaña bridge, where the construction of a four-lane access boulevard, sports fields, recreational and cultural spaces was also planned, with the In order for the student body to enjoy all the comforts.
Subsequently, the University Center changed its activities in August 2005 to the facilities it currently occupies at Km 180.2 of the Transpeninsular Highway, San Quintín Valley. The first stone was laid on September 22, 2004, thanks to the donation of 11-75 hectares of land that Don Ramón Magaña Prado gave and the investment of 4 million pesos that the University, the State Government and the Federation jointly financed.
On February 16, 2006, the creation of the School of Engineering and Business in San Quintín was formalized in the University Council held in the City of Tecate, Baja California; subsequently, on February 20 of the same year, Dr. Jesús Salvador Ruiz Carvajal was appointed by Mr. Rector Alejandro Mungaray Lagarda as Acting Director. Said Academic Unit officially began classes on August 12, 2006, with the opening of three terminal careers: Agricultural Engineer, Computer Engineer and Bachelor of Business Administration and the Common Trunks of Engineering Sciences and Accounting-Administrative, the following year the one of Agricultural Sciences was created. It was in that semester that the operation,