In this era of globalization and high technological advancement, PNTC Colleges anchors itself to the tenets of excellence, employability, and social responsibility. These best describe training courses that find their way in the fulfillment of its mission to be a leading Maritime Education and Training (MET) provider armed with an exceptional and innovative technology, avant-garde and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, competent and highly qualified faculty and instructors, and supportive and responsible management leadership. All these are focused towards the PNTC Colleges’ trust in an effective educational system wherein the trainees are encouraged and empowered to reach their highest potentials in the pursuit of knowledge for their personal achievement and intellectual growth.

PNTC Colleges carefully and deliberately fulfills its social responsibility through the exercise of humane consideration of the plight of the economically average and below-average Filipino families. Its relatively low-cost fees and the promise of world-class orientation and training speak of the institution’s priority on excellent service rather than profit.

PNTC Colleges visualizes that in the future, it will eventually steer the flagship to the forefront of maritime training. With this conscious foresight, upheld by the admirable commitment of its stakeholders, this vision will soon be realized.


PNTC Colleges has undergone several name changes. It started as Philippine Nautical Training Institute (PNTI) and then became Philippine Nautical and Technological Colleges. Its latest amendment, the change to simply PNTC Colleges, aims to respect the name it had already established but at the same time, embraces a new era for the school that now offers maritime and business courses.

It is often misinterpreted that the “PNTC” in PNTC Colleges is an abbreviation of its previous name as Philippine Nautical and Technological Colleges. However, the letters do not signify anything anymore. It is simply PNTC Colleges.



Founded on April 18, 1994 by Atty. Hernani N. Fabia, PNTC Colleges was originally named as Philippine Nautical Training Institute or PNTI. Its primary purpose then was to provide basic and specialized courses pursuant to the 1978 International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).

On December 6, 2001, PNTI became Philippine Nautical and Technological College (PNTC) with the intention to expand its primary purpose to operate as a maritime institution with three-fold functions, i.e., as a Maritime College, Maritime Training Center, and a Seafarers Competency Assessment Center. The name change appropriately highlighted the successful expansion as PNTC began to offer college courses such as Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation, and Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration.

On October 29, 2004, Philippine Nautical and Technological College was later changed to simply PNTC Colleges, which has now become the official name. The purpose was to embrace its roots as Philippine Nautical Technological Colleges but at the same time, usher in a new era for the school. PNTC Colleges now offers programs not limited to the maritime industry.

Over the years, PNTC Colleges has been true to its commitment to provide the highest quality of training and education to Filipinos. It has consistently complied with the standards of excellence required by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA). Moreover, it is also certified by TÜV SÜD Philippines to have compliance to the quality standards of ISO 9001:2015.

With Virtue and Quality at the heart of its policies, PNTC Colleges is proud to be renowned as one of the best maritime colleges and training centers in the country and also as growing educational institution in business. Having the best and most complete maritime facilities, qualified and competent instructors and teachers and an enduring dedication to quality has allowed PNTC Colleges to become what it is known for today. More importantly, it has equipped its students and trainees with the skills and discipline to fulfill their dreams and to become competitive wherever they may be.