Cadet Organizations

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’ organizations.

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: 

  • Concern/Care
  • Flexibility
  • Global Responsiveness
  • Integrity
  • Intensity
  • Innovation
  • Loyalty and Commitment
  • Physical, Emotional and Mental Well Being 
  • Professionalism
  • Reliability
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Teamwork

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.

Cadet Publications

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.

NTMA Administration

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 Courses.      

  • 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.

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