PHILCAMSAT has invested heavily in faculty training and development, as well as, in the most modern of equipment to provide world-class training amid an authentic learning climate. Headquartered in the central business district of Makati City, the Center offers state-of-the-art facilities and cutting edge technology to mimic the environment onboard.
It is the first training center in the Philippines to have acquired a Kongsberg Norcontrol Polaris Full Mission Ship Bridge Simulator, an Engine Room Simulator Plant Propulsion Trainer, and a Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator. It is also the first training center to utilize touchsensitive multi-flex panels for bridge simulation.
The Center’s specialized equipment includes High Voltage Switchgear, Hydraulics, and Pneumatics, Electro-Mechanical Lab-Volt with PLC, GMDSS and ECDIS simulators. Currently, PHILCAMSAT has four (4) independent ship bridge simulators, two of which can be integrated with two Full Mission Engine Simulators (one hardware-equipped and one touch screen) to provide a total simulation training environment.
Reinforcing its commitment to enhancing global competitiveness in Filipino seafarers, the Center is proud to introduce its exceptional maritime safety facility located in an ecologically-friendly campus in Maragondon, Cavite: the Maritime Skills Training Campus, more commonly known as The MAST.
It is the home of STCW Basic Training, Advanced Fire Fighting, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Fast Rescue Boat, and Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat initial and refresher training, as well as, offshore safety, client-specific, skill, safety, and survival courses. Global maritime professionals benefit from the theoretical and quality hands-on experience that equips them with confidence and proficiency to carry out their responsibilities during emergency situations on board.
PHILCAMSAT is duly accredited by the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO) to deliver survival training programs at the MAST in Maragondon, Cavite. The courses follow the OPITO Standards for the offshore oil and gas workforce.
Some of the Courses offered are the following:
BOSIET with CA-EBS, BOSIET with CA-EBS (Digital delivery)
BOSIET with EBS, BOSIET with EBS (Digital delivery)
FOET with EBS, FOET with CA-EBS
HUET with CA-EBS, HUET with EBS
Shallow Water CA-EBS IDT
Industry-academic linkage remain a strong supplement to the Center’s training programs.
In 2008, a partnership with the country’s premier engineering academic institution, Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL), resulted in the creation of the Mapúa-PTC College of Maritime Education and Training (CMET).
This key strategic initiative has produced a supply of well-trained, technically-oriented cadet officers equipped with a solid conceptual background in Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering, and advanced hands-on training and instructions to meet industry standards of competence.