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Soaring high…

Beginnings

Bicol Merchant Marine Colleg, Inc. (BMMCI) started 15 years ago in February, 1993, in a boarding house in Piot, Sorsogon City. Today, a four-storey school building overlooking Sorsogon Bay houses this educational institution that caters to a growing student population taking up the nautical engineering, customs administration, hospitality management, and the one-year rating courses.

BMMCI primarily offers maritime education, driven by the vision to produce graduates who are globally competitive. A private non-sectarian non- stock college, accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, BMMCI complies with local and international standards as mandated by the International Maritime Organization.

On August 28, 2001 to 2004, the Quality Management System of BMMCI was approved and certified by ABS Quality Evaluations Inc. Houston, Texas USA, of the following Quality Management Standards: ISO 9002 : 1994 and ISO 9001 : 2000. On January 10 2005, the QMS of BMMCI was approved and certified by TUV Management Services of Seoul Korea, a subsidiary of the TUV SUDDEUTSCHLAND Group, the largest TUV group in Germany; of the Quality Management Standard : ISO 9001 : 2000, covering the development and provision of maritime education.

BMMCI equips its students with both knowledge and skills before they go on actual boardship, using facilities such as mock bridge, radar/ARPA simulator and other needed equipment and laboratories where they could do drills and perform the theories that they have learned inside the classrooms.

BSMT and BSMARE students involve themselves in actual ship familiarization. BSHM student are not only trained in the laboratories but are immersed in different hotels in the Sorsogon, Albay, Camarines Sur, and Manila.

Last month, BMMCI marked its 15th foundation anniversary with a big celebration.

A dream come true

The academic year 2007-2008 saw the full implementation of the partnership between BMMCI and the Magsaysay Maritime Corporation (MMC) particularly the MIS-MOL LINES Ltd., one of most prestigious manning agencies that provides the maritime industry with quality marine officers. This partnership guarantees deserving graduates for maritime courses a placement/employment right after graduation, and training for those who do not initially qualify. BMMCI is now, one of the training grounds for marine officers in the country to man the international vessels in the near future.

BMMCI instructors/trainors together with other instructor of MMC-MIS-MOL LTD. partner school over the Philippines have been givenw free training and seminars on formulating modules and syllabi for implementation this school year 2007-2008, at the MIS training Center in Dasmariñas Cavite, so that partner schools would have a unified system of curriculum and strategy.

This college has molded and built several dreams. Just recently, Benil G. Bagsit and Michiel M. Camposano passed the licensure examination for marine engineering. C/E Nerbin C. Payos, OIC Francis Barrameda and OIC Arnel Espinola are also undergoing apprenticeship sponsored by MARINA SECOJ in Japan, while Allan Fungo just finished the same training and is now preparing for the board exams. Also recognized are Mark Mira Anthony N. Mira, Jenny F. Letada, Pio L. Flores III and Dennis E. Perez who just passed the licensure examination for custom brokers.

A place for future maritime officers

BMMCI is now building a training center with plans to add a boarding house (barrack type) in Pangpang Sorsogon City for incoming maritime freshmen students who qualify in the scholarship programmed sponsored by MMC – MIS-MOL LTD. They will be closely monitored for three years and will be trained in the Spirit of MOL a training ship of MIS-MOL LTD. for two months. They will then be assigned to different ships of MOL, where they have to apply all the knowledge and skills in handling task that will be assigned to them. When they finish this apprenticeship they will take the licensure examination for officership under the PRC.

 
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9 Responses to “Bicol Merchant Marine College, Inc.”  

  1. 1 joe william jalmasco

    wow ang galing ng BMMCI.
    hehe.,.
    kasabay na ako dun.,.\
    produkto ako ng BMMCI.,.
    kita nyo naman mga naachieve ko,
    nakapasa kagad sa proffessional licensure examination sa civil service nung third year college pa lang ako.,.
    at this moment naman, andito ako sa magsaysay institute of shipping nagtitraining and hopefully tuloy sa friday ang graduation namin,.\
    i am here in magsaysay competing with other top students from all over philippines.,. 73 kaming buhay.,., laban sa 18000 na mga nag aantay na makapasok dito sa training.,.
    akalain nyo ratio namin sa mga studyante ng ibang schools?
    by the way kasabay ko dito si angel rollo, joerex domdom and jumo gardon.,.
    ako din pala ang napili nilang C1 and C3 naman si Gardon.,.
    galing ng BMMCI!!!
    Soar high!!!!!!!!!!!!
    kaya natin toh!!!!!!!!!!gudluck!!!!!!

  2. 2 joe william jalmasco

    wow ang galing ko ulit..,produkto ng BMMCI.,.,
    nakapunta na ako ng SINGAPORE AND INDIA!!
    becoz of the scholarship na nakuha namin ni DOMDOM,.,.
    soar high!! im proud to be one of the students from BMMCI.,.

  3. 3 mark cris macaraeg

    hey…watsup…kyang kya training….gogogogo…..tga bmmci lumlbn pgdting s intrnationl cpmpttion of seafreres…dito q nw s spirit of mol….astg..

  4. 4 mark cris macaraeg

    heyyy..msta…astig tlga bmmci…product dn po aq…im very priud to be a part of the bmmci family….d2 q nw s T/S SPIRIT OF MOL…..kyang kya ntin 2…..

  5. 5 mark cris macaraeg

    …gudluck sa lhat ng cdet ng bmmci…

  6. 6 Mabel

    Ako rin produkto ng BMMCI, kaya lang wala pa akong nararating hehe di ako umalis e…Well, sa lahat ng studyante ng paaralang pinag-aralan ko GoodLuck at more power sa BMMCI..sa lahat ng may mga ‘narating’ na mabuhay kayung lahat! God Bless Us All!

  7. 7 BETHEL EBIUWHE

    WE DID NOT GET A RESPONSE FROM YOU THE LAST TIME ABOUT OUR QUIRY OF SENDING SOME STUDENTS DOWN FOR MARITIME STUDIES.

    BETHEL EBIUWHE
    TRAINING COORDINATOR
    VIGEO OIL AND GAS

  8. 8 Manuel Joerex J. Domdom

    oo nga ang galing nating mga tg BMMCI …dito aq s m/v tranquil ace AB n aq i just promoted here Swerte diba,,,,Go go go go Lng

  9. 9 anthony rey p. diño

    be proud mga ka schoolmate.. . .ipagmalaki natin kung saan tayo galing, dahil ito ang naging pundasyon natin sa ating tagumpay.basta product ng BMMCI, ang galing mo.

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