As a part of its commitment to provide world-class education to its students, Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL) has put in place a strong and established Quality Management System (QMS) process that gives it a competitive advantage over other schools, most particularly those located in the Southern Luzon region.
With its adequately defined and effectively implemented QMS, MCL’s Mapúa-PTC College of Maritime Education and Training (Mapúa-PTC CMET) was awarded the ISO 9001:2008 and DNV MA:2004 certifications in 2010. Certification to these standards ensures global competitiveness, an integral part of MCL’s commitment to excellence and virtue.
The Det Norske Veritas (DNV), a Norwegian certifying body and one of the most recognized companies in the global maritime industry, has conducted the audit and issued both certifications to MCL.
“The issuance of MCL’s certifications to both ISO 9001:2008 and DNV MA:2004 gives the students and the industry customers an assurance that MCL’s QMS is at par with the global standards, and that Mapúa-PTC CMET, offering Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation, is being managed in line with both local and international requirements of the maritime academies,” explained Omega Joy S. Galvan, MCL’s director for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Office.
Galvan’s office is responsible, among others, for monitoring and ensuring that MCL’s QMS processes are effectively implemented, and that the continual improvement in the school’s QMS is maintained.
Moreover, she said: “Although these certifications are limited to CMET, the requirements of both standards are being implemented across MCL colleges that complement and supplement with other local and international accreditations and certifications of other colleges. With its intention to seek accreditation to ISO 14000, an Environment Management System, local and international accreditations of other MCL colleges, and the implementation of relevant CQI initiatives, MCL’s journey toward Total Quality Management in an Integrated Management System has just begun”.
Other MCL colleges are College of Arts and Science, College of Information Technology, E.T.Yuchengco College of Business and Mapúa Institute of Technology at Laguna.
MCL also has a business development arm, the Institute for Excellence in Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, which offers one year diploma in culinary arts, CISCO Networking, Computer Aided Design, digital photography, English proficiency and graphic design fundamentals.