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Tesda Courses Offered in Philippine Merchant Marine School

Philippine Merchant Marine School is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

The Philippine Merchant Marine School Manila envisions itself as the premier maritime educational institution in the Philippines. As one of the pioneers in formal maritime education, PMMS considers itself as a leader and a trendsetter in providing the best preparatory maritime education for Filipino seafarers Thus, PMMS’ mission is to provide world class marine professionals who are highly disciplined, have vast potential to become technically competent, morally upright and most importantly, fully aware of his/her responsibility towards sea safety and environmental protection.

Anchored on the ideas of leadership and excellence and aspiration of providing qualified and dedicated sea-farers of the founding father of the Philippine formal education, we sail ahead towards a bright horizon proud that our alumni are excelling in whatever and wherever post they hold.

Philippine Merchant Marine School

Address: San Antonio Valley Rd., Talon, Las Pinas, Philippines
Telephone Number: 805-02-41 or 39
Website: http://pmms-online.com

PMMS is one of the three pioneer institutions for nautical science in the country. It was founded on August 1, 1950 by a group of dedicated and distinguished Filipino merchant mariners who saw the need to train more qualified deck officers for the country’s developing shipping industry.

Through the years since its establishment, PMMS has remained an exclusive school for nautical science, and subsequently in 1979 for marine engineering. In 1980, PMMS Las Piñas was established. From the first two courses offered, AMT (Associate in Maritime Transportation) and AME(Associate in Marine Engineering) it now has five baccalaureate courses: BS Marine Transportation) and AME (Associate in Marine Engineering) it now has five baccalaureate courses: BS Marine Transportation, BS Marine Engineering, BS Customs Administration, BS Port Management and BS Hotel and Restaurant Management and six TESDA courses: 2-year Marine Technology Course (MTC), 2- year Electronic Technician Course, Seafarer’s Rating Course (SRC) with one year specialization in Deck Rating, Engine Rating and Steward Rating, 1-year Reefer Technician Course (RTC), 1- year Marine Repairman Course (MRC) and 1-year Pump-man Curse (Tanker Vessel). Within the next five years, PMMS is set to open a Maritime High School and four more Baccalaureate courses: BS Tourism, BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering and BS Management. More TESDA courses offerings are also on the planning board. PMMS Manila is presently located at 1571 Lope de Vega St., Sta. Cruz, Manila while its branch in Las Piñas has its own campus on a two and a half hectare property in San Antonio Valley Road, Talon Uno, Las Pinas City.

TESDA Approved Programs

Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “Philippine Merchant Marine School” in the City of Las Piñas.

List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs

Course Authorized Duration
Seafarers Rating Course – Steward 1 year

Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • At least High School Graduate
  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • With good moral character
  • Undergone a pre-training assessment
  • Can communicate both orally and in written form

Training Fees and Schedule

The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.

For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.

Location and Contact Information

For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number 805-02-41 or 39. You can also visit Philippine Merchant Marine School. The assessment center is located at San Antonio Valley Rd., Talon, Las Pinas, Philippines.


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