Cadet Organizations and Activities
NTMA strongly encourages the Cadets to participate in various organizations in line
with the Academy’s Vision & Mission because such active involvement is meant
to initiate the Cadets in taking part in the worthwhile activities and projects
after graduation and in developing their total personality.
The Head of Cadet Affairs Office (CAO) will act as Adviser of cadets’
Supreme Organization of Cadets (SOC)
The Supreme Organization of Cadets (SOC) is the highest organization of cadets elected
by the whole student body. All cadets are members of the SOC and it approximates
the actual organizational structure of a ship management company.
SOC aims to formulate policies and plan of action for the growth and development
of every Cadet in accordance with the purpose and objectives of the Academy. All
Cadets must be able to demonstrate the core values of:
- Global Responsiveness
- Loyalty and Commitment
- Physical, Emotional and Mental Well Being
Likewise, SOC aims to give opportunities to all Cadets to experience leadership
with flexibility as such they will be rotated to different positions, i.e. Officers
or mere members of the SOC.
Composition of the SOC
The SOC is composed of six (6) fleets. There will be four (4) fleets with
60 cadets while the two (2) others will have 59 cadets. A fleet is composed
of two (2) vessels of 29 or 30 crew complements. The crew complement of each
vessel as much as possible will be equally divided among the BSMT and BSMarE cadets.
The BLUE HORIZON is the official cadet publication which chronicles the events
in the Academy. You are encouraged to use this publication to express yourself and
to develop your writing skills.
The title “BLUE HORIZON” creates a figurative impression and relationship between
the Academy and the school publication. The color “blue” symbolizes vastness as
it is the color of our oceans while “horizon” gives us an image of the immense body
of news and information that may be studied and published in the school’s newspaper.
Governance and Administration
The Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of the NYK-Transnational Institute Foundation, Inc. (NTIF)
governs the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA) as duly constituted in its Articles
of Incorporation and By-Laws. The Board provides directions and guidelines as well
as approves all operating policies, plans and programs of NTMA.
The Academic Council
The Academic Council formulates, revises, and develops policies on academic matters
for the approval of the Board of Trustees. These include, among others, policies
on student admission and retention, graduation, faculty hiring, promotion, evaluation,
research, community extension services. The Academic Council, in coordination with
the Administrative Council also formulates and continuously review long-term plans
relating to infrastructure, personnel and system support required for the implementation
of the Academy’s academic programs.
The Academic Council is composed of the President, Deans, Guidance Counselor, Department
Heads, Registrar and Librarian.
The Administrative Council
The Administrative Council formulates non-academic policies, implementing guidelines
and procedures for approval of the Board of Trustees. The Administrative Council
is composed of the President, Deans, Administration and General Services Manager,
and Heads of Non-Teaching Services.
The administration and operation of the Academy are undertaken by the President
and assisted by competent personnel of the following, and in accordance with the
Organizational Structure as attached in Annex A:
- College of Maritime Courses (CMC)
The College of Maritime Courses implements the curriculum of the Bachelor of Science
in Marine Transportation (BSMT) and Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BSMarE),
in accordance with the approved programs of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
and in compliance with the 1978 Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping
(STCW), as amended, as well as industry and customer requirements. It also recommends
the Shipboard and Shore based Rotation Plan for the faculty of the College of Maritime
- Institute of Allied Maritime Courses, Research, and Extension Services (IAMCRES)
The Institute of Allied Maritime Courses, Research and Extension Services implements
the General Education and Allied Maritime components of the maritime curricula,
over and above the requirements of CHED.
Likewise, the Institute carries out the CHED mandated functions of a tertiary school
which are research and extension services.
Center for Shipboard Training and Continuing Education (CSTCE)
The Center for Shipboard Training and Continuing Education has three important offices
with their respective functions:
The Department of Shipboard Training (DST) efficiently plans and evaluates the Shipboard
Training Program (STP) of cadets in accordance with CHED and principal requirements.
The Center for Continuing Education (CCE) conducts the review classes that will
prepare the graduates for the PRC Licensure Examination. It is also the office in-charge
of monitoring the career path of the NTMA graduates and will offer courses that
will address the need of the graduates for continuing education as they desire to
upgrade their professional knowledge and skills.
The Cadet Affairs Office (CAO) attends to all non-academic needs of cadets. It supervises
and manages the activities of the various cadet organizations.
Center for Administration and General Services (CAGS)
The Center for Administration and General Services oversees the conduct of preventive
maintenance activities of school and office equipment, and ensures security and
safety, cleanliness and orderliness in the Academy as well as oversees the management
of its dormitory and concessionaires.