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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  1. What if po grade 7 lng po natapos pwidi po bang mag tesda.at san po pwidi mag inroll

  2. Ma.Cecilia Llaneta

    What if 4 year degree holder?then want to pursue seaman?

  3. Good day!ask ko lang po kung meron kayong Basic seaman training course for 1year? thank you

  4. John Michael Torres

    Wala po bang BS marine engineering

  5. Hillo po ask ko Lang graduate ng seaman local 1 year haft Miron nay seaman book, pwd ba mag aral ng seaman for international here.

  6. until now ba may offer pa din sa pmms na ganto ?

  7. Meron po ba kayo basic marine course 6mons or 1yr po,maron po ba kyo malapit na tesda center,tagay payatas,qc po ako

  8. All heavy equipment operator nc2. I need: Back hoe/excavator, forklift, cranes: Mobile, tower, crawler. Hope this is available.

    1. Check below schools for heavy equipment courses.


  9. Saan PO pwede mag enrolled?

  10. Magkano po tuition fee ng marine deck

  11. Papaano po kung naka 6months ako at gusto ko pong matapos ito pero my trabaho naman po ako at full time pass trabaho

  12. Melquisedec Mejica

    pwede po mag ask may boat mechanic po kayo na course?

  13. Pwede pa po ba mag enroll galing PO ako sa ibang school natapos ko Lang po 1st sem

  14. What if hindi natapos ang grade school?

  15. paano po kng hnnggang grade 11 lng po pwee po ba yun ??

  16. what if hindi po high school graduate? 3rd yr lang po natapos pero nag 4th yr po ako kaso di ko po natapos.okay lang po ba? reply po pls

  17. what if hindi po high school graduate?

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