We offer a host of accredited courses taught by handpicked top-caliber instructors to equip seafarers for the challenges of the maritime industry.
We teach not only the basics, theories, technical skills, and current best practices in the industry, but also instill in them the values and qualities that define an excellent maritime professional who will be an asset to his company and the whole industry.

This training program is designed for prospective Deck and Engine Officers who are groomed to become outstanding leaders.

The navigating officer is responsible for guiding or sailing the vessel, in charge of maintenance of the deck, and manages the loading of cargo. The engineer on the other hand, oversees the operation and maintenance of the engines.

The program is composed of three training blocks consisting of lectures and practical work on ship-related tasks, followed by cadetship/sea service as a cadet onboard for a period of twelve months following the STCW requirements for Licensure Examination and COC application. During sea service, each prospective officer is tasked to accomplish training workbooks to document his training progress. On the last training block, prospective officers are assisted in their preparation for the Licensure Examination. The program is conducted for a cumulative period of three years.


This program prepares the cadets to be capable Electrical Officers who can expertly operate, maintain, and repair all electrical, electronic, automated, and refrigeration systems on board.

The program consists of three training blocks. The electrical cadets initially undergo thirteen weeks of on-shore training followed by six months of onboard training. After their first vessel assignment, they will undergo six weeks of training until they have completed the requirements for an Electro-Technical Officer. On their second vessel assignment, they are appointed as Assistant Electrician for nine months. Upon completion of their training requirements on board, they will be appointed as Electro-Technical Officers.


The cooks’ training program started in 1994 on board the training vessel Emmstromm, in Leer, Germany, it has been expanded with the creation of the state-of-the-art training kitchen in UMTC Manila. The aim of the program is to develop highly skilled home-grown cooks.

The program starts with three months of training ashore, followed by three months of training on board the ship, where they are also tasked to accomplish their training record books. They are then appointed as 2nd cook for six to seven months after promotion is granted on board. After the first year of vessel assignment, the trainees return for upgrading until they are all appointed as Chief Cooks.

We offer four structured programs following the framework for Controlled Accelerated Promotion: Deck and Engine Prospective Officer Training Program, Electrical Cadet Training Program, and Ships’ Cook Apprenticeship Training Program.

  • Deck & Engine Cadet Training Program
  • Electrical Cadet Training Program
  • Ship's Cook Apprenticeship Training Program

For more detailed information, please contact our Sales and Marketing Department.

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We recognize the distinct character of every shipping company. It would be a privilege to help you develop your team with your philosophy in mind coupled with our love for excellence.

Allow us to collaborate with you to formulate and design a unique training program that caters to your specific needs. You can be assured that we will mold your crew into highly competent, service-oriented leaders with a love for hard work, integrity, and a strict adherence to high standards.

For inquiries on company-specific courses that suit your specific training requirements and conduct courses at your preferred schedule, please contact our Sales and Marketing Department.

Trunkline: +63 2 981 6682
Local: 2131 / 2144 / 2128
Direct: +63 2 981 6631 , +63 2 981 6628 , +63 2 981 2144 , +63 2 981 2133
Fax: +63 2 981 6601
Email: UMTC-email


United Marine Training Center’s training portfolio covers over 100 courses, including Deck, Engine, Electrical, Culinary, General Courses, and STCW Courses.

Several of our courses have been certified and recognized by various accrediting bodies and organizations such as the Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Germanischer Lloyd (GL), The Republic of Liberia and All Academy (formerly The Swedish Academy).

A number of courses have even been adopted by MARINA as the template and benchmarking tool to be used by maritime training centers nationwide.

Among these courses are:

  • Ship Security Awareness Training and Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (SSAT and SDSD)
  • Ship Security Officer (SSO) 2012. Ed.
  • ECDIS Type Specific Training 2012. Ed.
  • Anti-Piracy Awareness Training.

Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, accomplished teaching faculty, and relevant course design have ensured our trainees and cadets are well equipped to face the challenges in the shipping industry.
Class lectures, hands-on instruction, audio-visual presentations, and computer-based simulations are utilized to educate our trainees, develop their skills and build strong technical competencies.

Our top-caliber faculty members are mostly seasoned maritime officers who possess a vast knowledge of the maritime industry. They go through rigorous training themselves through the Faculty Development Program to enhance their teaching and technical skills. A number of instructors still currently go onboard and bring back fresh insight, know-how and the most relevant techniques.

UMTC ensures that the trainees have every advantage to ensure their success in the maritime industry. It is our hope that these future leaders not only apply the technical know-how but also exhibit the dedication, integrity, and strength of character expected of an outstanding officer.