With the offering of the two maritime courses, the Maritime Education Department was then installed which later on became College of Maritime Transportation now Maritime Academy. Offering of the maritime course has contributed to the economic impact not only in Butuan City but in the whole Caraga region. Over the years, the enrolment has shown a significant growth in view of the persisting demand in the maritime industry.

The school has positioned itself as the most prestigious and highly sought maritime institution in the region because of its commitment to quality education and training and its noteworthy contribution to the global maritime community. The Maritime Academy has been certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), an international certifying body for ISO from 1999 to present. The international ISO certification has given the Maritime Academy an edge to be globally competiti

The other strategic directions SJIT has set for the Maritime Academy is its competitive advantage in seeking national accreditation from PACUCOA (Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation) and in implementing the outcomesbased education (OBE). At present, the two (2) maritime programs – marine transportation and marine engineering are Level II accredited with First Reaccreditation status. Its judicious implementation of the OBE made the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to consider the school as one of the six (6) maritime schools being piloted for OBE implementation in the country.

Today, the school takes pride of the new campus in Cubi-cubi, Nasipit, Agusandel Norte. It has a highly modernized structure that can cater to over 1,000 students. Aside from the Academic Building, it has a Dormitel inside the campus which provides a world class accommodation. The campus situated by the sea is now add-on attraction in the locality.

The SJIT Maritime Academy Campus has already accommodated third year maritime students during the second semester of academic year 2013-2014. The state-of-the-art laboratory facilities such as the Deck Simulators and Engine Simulators are now of great use to the students.

BS Marine Transportation

The Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation is a higher education degree program that deals with the study of navigation, cargo handling and stowage, controlling the safe operation and care for persons onboard the ship at the operational level. read more »

BS Marine Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering is a higher education degree program that deals with the study of marine propulsion system, its operation and maintenance as well as controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons onboard at the operational level of the marine engineering. read more »

Enhanced Support-Level Program for Marine Deck (ESLPMD)(New Program)

The ESLPMD is a two and half (2.5) year special program addressing the competences required for Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) and Ratings as Able Seafarer Deck (ABD) as defined in the STCW Convention, Regulations and Codes. read more »

Enhanced Support-Level Program for Marine Engineering (ESLPME)(New Program)

The ESLPME is a two and a half (2.5) year special program addressing the competences required for Ratings Forming part of an Engineering Watch (RFPEW) and Ratings as Able Seafarer Engine (ABE) as defined in the STCW Convention, Regulations and Codes. read more »