St. Therese-mtc colleges is the realization of the vision of the late founder, Atty. Arturo a. Sebastian. On march 4, 1983 is the birth of the maritime training center in Tigbauan, Iloilo. It offered the four safety courses (SOLAS).


Uniquely gifted with seaside campus which overlooks the lower Guimaras Strait, the MTC Coillege beckons the warm blooded and the adventurous to carve his niche in the Maritime Authority. So engrossed and determined were the pioneers in fulfilling this avowed objective of turning out only the pick of the crop that they lost no time in laying the appropriate groundwork for such an ambitious program.

The brainstorming finally led ti the formation of nucleus organization which in the end in view of serving as a necessary compliment in one integrated system of molding the finest Filipino seaman. That is, as time, effort and resources would allow.

On March 4, 1983, tHe Maritime Training center incorporated came into being and was issued a permit by the Ministry of Education, Culture and sport to offer short courses including firefighting, survival at sea, lifeboat handling and first aid at sea.

Finally on February 23, 1984, the MTC was converted into a college to make it it better to serve the ends of the tertiary education over a wider area to include not only in Southern Iloilo but also to the provinces of Negros, Antique, Aklan and the rest of Panay.

Today, St. Therese – MTC Colleges Training Center continue to offer quality training services and produces trainees equip with knowledge, understanding and competence in accordance with the STCW, 1978 as amended.


St. Therese-MTC Colleges Training Center is committed to train seafarers to become competent in their technical and professional competencies in accordance with the STCW 1978 as amended through an outcomes- based training and assessment.


St. Therese-MTC Colleges Training Center Graduates demonstrate competence in accordance with the Standards Of Training Certification and Watch- Keeping For Seafarers (STCW) 1978 as amended.


To produce graduates with the knowledge, understanding and proficiency through an outcomes based education, training, and assessment based on the STCW 1978, as amended.


Integrity (Leadership, Moral Uprightness)

Commitment to Work (Time Management)

Accountability (Responsibility)

Respect (Environment Friendliness, Loyalty)

Efficiency (Personal Mastery, Team Work, Innovation, Discipline, Assertiveness, Competence)