|Motto||Virtus et Qualitas|
Motto in English
|Virtue and Quality|
|Type||Private, Non-sectarian Higher Education, and Maritime Education and Training|
|Established||April 18, 1994|
|President||Atty. Hernani N. Fabia|
|Colors||Blue and Gold|
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PNTC Colleges, formerly known as Philippine Nautical and Technological College, is a private, non-sectarian Higher Education Institution (HEI) and an accredited Maritime Training Education (MET) provider in the Philippines.
As an HEI, PNTC Colleges offers Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT), Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BSMarE), Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration (BSCA), Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA), Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology (BSAT), and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), major in Marketing and Operations Management.
As an MET provider, PNTC Colleges offers courses pursuant to the 1978 IMO Convention on the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), as amended.
With a growing population of approximately 4,500 students and tens of thousands of trainees per year, and four major sites in Intramuros, Manila, Tanza and Dasmariñas, Cavite, and in Aurora Boulevard, it is considered as one of the biggest maritime educational institutions in the country.
Founded on April 18, 1994 by Atty. Hernani N. Fabia, PNTC Colleges was originally named as Philippine Nautical Training Institute or PNTI. Its primary purpose then was to provide basic and specialized courses pursuant to the 1978 International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).
On December 6, 2001, PNTI became Philippine Nautical and Technological College with the intention to expand its primary purpose to operate as a maritime institution with three-fold functions, i.e., as a Maritime College, Maritime Training Center and a Seafarers Competency Assessment Center. The name change highlighted the expansion as PNTC began to offer college courses such as Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation and Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration.
On October 29, 2004, Philippine Nautical and Technological College was later changed to simply PNTC Colleges, which has now become the official name. The purpose was to embrace its roots as Philippine Nautical Technological Colleges but at the same time, usher in a new era for the school. PNTC Colleges began to offer courses not limited to the Maritime industry, such as Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
PNTC Colleges has consistently complied with the standards of excellence required by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). PNTC Colleges has also been duly certified by the Technischer Überwachungsverein (TÜV) Philippines to have conformed to the quality standards of ISO 9001:2008.
In Metro Manila
The Manila campus was previously located in the Intramuros Corporate Plaza but in order to accommodate the growing population of students, it was moved to Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City in 2013. It is adjacent to the Central Colleges of the Philippines and it serves as the main area for college students and activities.
Maritime Training Center
The Maritime Training Center main office is located in the Intramuros Corporate Plaza in Intramuros, Manila. It is where the registration for training courses, the releasing of certificates, the application for the Certificate of Proficiency (COP) and the training classes are conducted and it likewise houses the Full Mission Bridge Simulator with four mini bridge stations and the Full Mission Engine Simulators. The offices and classrooms occupy the ground floor, the mezzanine, and the third to the sixth floor.
Located in the most populous area in the province of Cavite, the Dasmariñas Campus serves both as a college campus for the students in Cavite and as a site for Maritime Training where Basic Training, Basic and Advanced Firefighting, and other trainings are held. Originally, it occupied a land area of 8,240 sq. m. but the adjacent property was acquired to expand its total land area to 1.4 hectares. The campus houses the academic buildings, the chemistry, physics and computer laboratories, the RADAR/ARPA and GMDSS Simulators, the mock bridge and engine room, the machine shop, the firehouse, the swimming pool, the dormitories, the audio visual room, and the cafeteria.
PNTC Colleges acquired a 3.2 hectare property located in Brgy. Capipisa, Tanza, Cavite and it is where the Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat (PSCRB) and the Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat (PFRB) are conducted. The site is currently being developed into the biggest and most comprehensive training facility in the Philippines.
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