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Tel. No. +63 (052)482-0997  

1. ACADEMICS DEPARTMENT ( academics@mariners.edu.ph )

The Academics Office co-operates with other distinct offices of MPCF. Its functions inter-link with that of the Registrar on matters of curricular offerings, students’ subject load, class schedules and instructors’ reports of grades. It coordinates with the Office of the Research and Extension Services (ORES) on the areas of research particularly on curriculum development. Its basic functions include evaluation of academic programs and their respective curricula, syllabi, Instructor’s Guide (I.G.) and introduce changes or modifications in line with the existing policy of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). It studies and designs curricular offerings in response to the demands of the industries requiring manpower that the school intends to provide. It also undertakes development of instruction materials as well as faculty training programs.


2. ALUMNI OFFICE

The Alumni office is a section of the recently created department of MPCF-LC, the Student Personnel Services, in which the organization that it represents was fully established and recognized as an organization that exist within the four walls of Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation last August, 1995 through the coordination of the Acting President Mr. Angelo E. Miranda and the Adviser of the organization, Mrs. Cynthia A. Duka. Though the organization was established years ago, the only programs that were implemented were the extended service to students of the institution and the establishment of a link between the office and the graduates (alumni and alumnae) which mostly falls under the BSCA Department.

The new office of the Alumni organization is located at the Third Floor of JCJ Building, MPCF-LC. It shares a room with the Shipboard Training Office and the STCW. The office is furnished with a cabinet, a table, an electric fan, office materials that were acquired through the utilization of the Alumni Fund. The chairs in the office are courtesy of the Shipboard Training Office.

It will be further developed once additional fund for its improvement are acquired.


3. COMPUTER LABORATORY (info@mariners.edu.ph )

Access to modern information technology is essential to the pursuit and achievement of excellence across the MPCF mission of instruction and research. The privilege of use of computing systems and software as well as internal and external data networks, is important to all members of the college.

The Computer Laboratory plays an indispensable role in the Academics. It facilitates the highly technical interaction between the computer users and the information they need. It exists to support the information needed by all the members of the institution, students, instructors, administrators, and staff. It provides the succor that the clients need to plan, locate, retrieve, select, appraise organize, record and communicate modern information.

It is essential that the computer laboratory served its purpose that the staff is able and capable to meet the demands of students and all those associated with the interactive learning organization. The staff is responsible for organizing and maintaining the computer facilities and equipment for the efficient and effective administration of its resources and services.

This operation manual will serve as the light in undertaking computer laboratory activities to ensure quality service to academic community and the institution.


4. DISCIPLINE OFFICE

MPCF-LC’s disciplinary process is to encourage students to live by that standard by which Marinerians have become positively known. This maritime institution is committed to creating a safe, academically-oriented environment where students can thrive. The policies set forth by MPCF-LC allow students to study and develop in such an environment where each student’s personal rights and freedom are protected. There is, certainly, however, the underlying knowledge that sometimes college students make mistakes, as such, the Discipline Office is structured to support the institution in realizing its policy on discipline and so that those who could possibly commit violations are considered innocent until proven guilty by the appropriate body and that the sanctions for those found in violation of MPCF-LC’s Rules and Regulations are administered in such a manner as to allow students to learn from their mistakes and then change their behavior appropriately. In this manner, students can grow from their experience, develop personal accountability for their actions and become positive contributors to the growth of the institution.

Specifically, the Discipline Office is committed to the ff. functions: to receive complaints against students and determines the existence of a violation or offense; to conduct networking by coordinating with class advisers and class skippers in order to monitor conduct of students and to ensure that students decorum and discipline as well as peace and order are observed. This office is also a signatory to a student clearance.


5. OFFICE OF THE STUDENT AFFAIRS

As approved by the MPCF Board of Trustees the provision of the establishment and operation of the student organization as contained in DECS Order No. 61, s 85 is adapted. As an addendum in the Mariners’ Student Guidebook effective 1 st semester, SY 1989-1990 on the Rules & Regulations concerning student organization on campus shall do as a right, subject to reasonable regulation promulgated by the college thru the Office of Student Affairs, in return for recognition by affiliation with, and or support from the Office of Student Affairs.

It is understood that organizations or publications by all continue to be governed by law (DECS ORDER NO. 61 Series 85).

Supervision of student activities shall be governed by DECS Order No. 61 Series 85 and the Mariners’ Handbook and other rules and regulations that are issued by the administration within the context of DECS Order for the purpose.

The Corps of Midshipmen (COM) is the general assembly of midshipmen and students of MPCF. This is the highest policy making body of the students. The Executive Board of COM is the executive body of the COM. It undertakes/carries out plans that contributes to the promotion of student’s welfare.


7. GUIDANCE OFFICE

The Guidance Office functioning under the Office of the Student/Personnel Services has the significant role in rendering guidance services to MPCF clientele through the Guidance Program. It coordinates and integrates into the total school program in relation to the Philosophy and Objectives of the school. The existence of the program is founded on the premise of meeting individual’s problems for which individual attention and understanding is needed. It is designed to assist every individual assimilate values, make decisions, formulate rules/goals, execute plans and evaluate efforts towards self-improvement in the society where he lives.

There are three specific areas covered by the Guidance Program: personal, educational and vocational. Within the personal area are the individual’s health, intellectual ability, attitudes, interests, degree of industriousness, home environment- including facilities for learning and parental relationships. Assistance pertaining to schedules, curriculum and extra –curricular adjustment in short his scholastic problems refer to the educational program. All steps leading to an individual’s decision as to what job or work he can be best trained in or fit for falls under vocational guidance.

The core, the most intimate and vital part of the entire guidance program is counseling. It is a definitely structured relationship which allows the client to gain understanding of himself to a degree which enables him to take positive steps in the light of his new orientation.

It is equally important to know that the counselor is not the only one who should counsel. The instructor either consciously or unconsciously does it. It maybe about references, methods of study, improvement of work or intimate personal problems. Counseling is a cooperative process. It is a joint quest, and what matters is not the one who counsels but rather the act of counseling itself.


8. HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT (admin@mariners.edu.ph )

It is the objective of the Office of the Human Resource Department to assist the line organization of Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation in the establishment, and maintenance of a social program of Personnel Administration. Which will assure the related line organization a competitive line advantage through greater individual accomplishment and group cooperation and productivity attained by:

  • Attracting and maintaining an adequate organization of capable and well-qualified personnel.
  • Bringing out and developing the best qualities in each employee; and
  • Welding and integrating the individual performance of each employee into a competent and harmonious team-playing cooperation upon which any successful group accomplishment depends.

9. LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER (LRC) - library@mariners.edu.ph

The MPCF-LC Learning Resource Center (formerly Library) is dedicated to providing students, faculty and staff with access to materials and information to support and supplement the educational mission of the college. Through a collection of printed and non-print materials, the LRC strives to provide for the basic educational needs of its students. Through networking with other libraries and the use of Internet, students and faculty are provided with access to material and information not available on the LRC. A growing collection consisting of books, journals, magazines, maps, atlases, newspapers, newspaper clippings and electronic material are designed to support the core program areas of the College: general education, business, sciences, technology and maritime studies.

The Learning Resource Center operates on an open shelf system with one of the staff always available to aid in the search of materials.

The LRC has three sections: the reader’s section and the reference / circulation section and the periodical section . (See definition of terms)


10. MEDICAL AND DENTAL

One of the requirements for applicant in the maritime profession is the medial/dental certificate and a medical certificate for students enrolling in all courses so that management opened up the medical/dental clinic in 1989, the purpose of which is to provide Medical and Dental services to all students, employees both teaching and non teaching and even some of their relatives. The office also issues the necessary Medical and Dental certificate for both students and employees.

The office was located at ground floor beside the recreation hall, with necessary equipment needed in its day to day operation. It was under the supervision of the Student/Personnel Services.

Medical/Dental services and nursing care are provided by a group of medical practitioners. This practice comprises:

  1. Dr. Juan V. Estevez, Jr
  2. Dr. Gabriel L. Jimenez , D.M.D
  3. Mr. Junnel Madela, R.N

The medical/dental clinic is open from 8:00am – 12:00nn and 1:00pm-5:00pm.


11. NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM (NSTP)

RA 9163, otherwise known as the NSTP Law provides for the offering of three components under the National Service Training Program. They are the following, Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS), Military Training Service (MTS) and Literacy Training Service (LTS). However, Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation offers only the first two owing to the smaller number of enrollees as compared to bigger universities in the Region.

Considering that the school is a maritime institution which follows a semi-military form of discipline, it has given greater emphasis on the maintenance of the MTS (NROTC) unit, thereby giving more stress on the military training of most cadets and cadettes taking maritime courses (BSMT and BSMARE). Nevertheless, the school has also taken into consideration, the non-maritime students specifically those taking up Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration (BSCA) and Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM).

For this reason, the institution trained a pool of faculty members who serve as instructors for the CWTS Component which we offered to give them alternative choice as mandated by law. And since its affectivity in 2002, the institution has undergone considerable progress in its implementation; in fact, for the first time the school was able to conduct the first civic action in line with the NSTP program in Barangay Rawis, through the immersion activities of the CWTS students.

Another breakthrough was the establishment of the permanent NSTP Office last September 9, 2003 where the NSTP Coordinator and CWTS Coordinator are holding office to accommodate students. Records were started to be filed for ready reference and verification as well as usual operations, localized in this particular establishment. This is a clear indication of the Administrations all out support to the full implementation of the Program.


12. OFFICE FOR RESEARCH AND EXTENSION SERVICES (ORES) - ores@mariners.edu.ph

Prior to the establishment of the Mariners’ System, a study was conducted as to the possibility and practicability of putting up a maritime school in a region w/c was deemed agricultural. A Maritime school amidst rice field … was the kind of challenge.

It was a vision coupled with data and better decisions that made the Mariners’ Polytechnic Schools (MARPOLS or MPS), the very first maritime school in the Bicol Region.

The MARPOL or MPS existed because of research or study but before its founding there was no MPS research arm yet, but the research activity had long existed and manifested by the creation of the MARPOLS or MPS. In 1989, there was the opening of an office called the Maritime Research and Development Office or (MRDO) w/c was the research arm of the 3 member schools: MPC Naga, MPCF Canaman and MPCF Legaspi.

The Mariners’ System grows out of research and studies. In July, 1993 the MRDO was changed to what is now the ORES Office for Research & Extension Services.

The ORES functions as the research arm of the school which aims to develop research capabilities of teachers and students and was intensified due to CHED Special Order (CSO) No. 78 S. of 1997 w/c has 15 articles of which article x falls under Research and Development Program where Sec. 32 states that “Every maritime school shall encourage faculty members and students to undertake research for the enhancement of maritime education, programs and trainings”.

The Office for Research and Extension Services complements the three functions of the school which are Instruction, Research and Extension Services.


13. PHYSICAL FACILITIES - admin@mariners.edu.ph

The Physical Facilities Office is responsible for planning, directing and controlling the overall activities of different skilled personnel under this department office to attain the objectives of the school.

It is unclouded that the following duties and responsibilities are to maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the school and its premises. It conducts from time to time an ocular inspection on MPCF Buildings, School surroundings and all facilities, properties and asset of the school to determine if it is in proper work place to be done and to initiate the same with the Director of the Physical Facilities Plant coordination. It is also to provide the necessary assistance and coordination to all department heads or any assistance required of his department to be noted by the Director of Physical Facilities.

It may serve requisition materials for constructions, tools, equipment and supplies in coordination with property officer to receive any requisition from different departments and offices required directly by the Director of Physical Facilities.

The Property Office is located at Room 106 in the first level of MPCF Main building, the office is accessible to clients and suppliers. The office is managed by the Property Officer under the management of the Director of Physical Facilities.


14. PHYSICS/CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

The study and practice of Science such as Chemistry and Physics play a major role in shaping our civilization. These subjects enable our students to understand the chemical and physical way of looking at the world around us. These two branches of science are divided evenly between the theoretical and practical knowledge. It is hoped that he experiments they performed may be helpful to students in their life on board the ship and will encourage students to develop knowledgeable interest in some area of physics, chemistry and natural science.


15. REGISTRAR OFFICE - registrar@mariners.edu.ph

 In as much as education is admittedly society’s principal agent for change , reform or development , the personnel involved in the delivery of service must be aware of the urgency for vigorous , effective measures to meet the critical demands of the society’s undergoing rapid changes.

The office of the registrar is primarily tasked in the repository of school records in areas of enrollment requirements , enrollment , grades earned by students , evaluation of credit earned , promotion , graduation and safekeeping of records and documents related to the student.

The office of the Registrar observes the following office hours:

  • Monday to Friday …… 8:00 am - 12:00 am / 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday …. 8:00 am - 12:00 am (whole day upon advise of the management)

The office is located adjacent to the accounting office to serve the clients more effectively, as this office coordinates in rendering services to the clients.


16. SHIPBOARD TRAINING OFFICE

The Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation is an institution committed to pursue its mission , vision and objective to continuously provide the Maritime Industry with quality and competitive graduates. The institution is equipped to move forward and continuously update its resources to keep abreast with the needs of the maritime sector.

Even before the creation of this office, the institution is already helping the graduates to have familiarization/ OJT and facilitate the embarkation of cadets for their one year apprenticeship program primarily for UNLAD Shipping Company through the Office of Apprenticeship and Employment Assistance (OAEA). This office was established on 1998 to assist the graduates to look for possible placement for their immediate employment along their areas of specialization on maritime or non-maritime professions.

This office is responsible for implementing the guidelines of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for facilitating the cadets for their one-year apprenticeship for the two months intensive training program with the local or domestic shipping in close coordination with the office of Student Personnel Services. The approval of ISF-TRB logbook of cadets must be done after one year of shipboard training. The ISF-TRB logbook shows evidence of acquired knowledge during the one-year shipboard training.

The shipboard training and placement officer is also responsible in implementing programs and schedules for shipboard familiarization for all maritime students enrolled under the maritime programs in the institutions.

  • BSMT - 12 months shipboard apprenticeship
  • BSME - 12 months shipboard apprenticeship
  • SRC - 2 months intensive shipboard training

All students under maritime programs for shipboard familiarization.

 

 
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