The college of Maritime Education was established in 1993 with only three(3) instructors as pioneer. The college offered Maritime courses: Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT), Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BSMarE) and Basic Merchant Course (BMC). The enrollment was 80 students from first year to third year.
In 2002, the college of Maritime Education offered another course-Seaman Seafarer’s Rating Course (SSRC) until 2015.
In 2014, the college of Maritime Education offered Enhanced Support Level program for Marine Deck (ESLPD) and Enhanced Support Level program for Marine Engineering (ESLPME).
In 2017, The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) issued a Suspension/Termination of the Enhanced Support Level Program (ESLP) in Maritime Education.
Presently, the college offers BSMT and BSMarE. Proof to its sincere mission of providing quality maritime education, the college takes all effort to meet the standard requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) International Convention on Standard of Training and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).
Further, the college underwent the scrutiny of TUV Rheinland, an ISO certifying body based in Germany. In return, TUV Rheinland issued a certification on ISO 9001:2008 series on August 16, 2016. Part of the required upgrading of certification ISO 9001:2015 series which the college also religiously complies with accreditation requirements from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA).
Since then, enrollment accelerated at an average of 500 students from first year to fourth year. The college is not way behind in Licensure examination for Marine Deck and Engine Officers in terms of passing percentage against the national passing rate. Majority of the graduates are gainfully employed by International shipping companies. Thus, the vision and mission of the college is fully realized.
The graduates of the college of Maritime Education should be able to:
To be a model of Academic Excellence in Maritime Education and Training, and to produce socially responsible and internationally competitive graduates for the seafaring industry.
To attain its vision, a dynamic and responsive curriculum, training, and research program in accordance with International Maritime standard will be made available.
Guided by its vision and mission the USANT Maritime Education aims: