Courses

Course Descriptions

100 Ton Masters License Upgrade from OUPV - $495.00
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This 22-hour course is designed to permit a student who already holds an OUPV License to be upgraded to a Master of an Inspected Vessel of up to 100 Gross Registered Tons upon successful completion of the course. The course is designed to add the different data for licensing requirements between an OUPV license and a Master 100 ton. Extended topics include:

  • Additional Marlinspike Seamanship
  • Ship Engineering and Construction
  • Towing Requirements
  • Environmental Systems
  • Maritime Law
  • Emergency Procedures
Able Seaman With Lifeboat Limited - $795.00
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This 44-hour course of instruction is designed to provide to the Able Seaman a training experience that combines formal classroom instruction with actual hands-on performance and demonstration. This training course will impress upon them the importance of identifying and using all available assets to ensure the safety of the crew, cargo, and vessel.

Candidates who successfully complete this course will satisfy the written examination and demonstration of ability requirements of 46 CFR 12.405(b) for any Able Seaman endorsement and the written examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.409(b)(5) for a lifeboatman limited endorsement.

Advanced Firefighting - $795.00
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This course satisfies the Advanced Firefighting training requirements of STCW Code Section A-VI/3 and 46 CFR 11.201(h), and 11.303(a). Upon meeting the minimum standard of competence in advanced firefighting, a trainee will be competent to take command, organize and train fire parties, and control firefighting operations. The seafarer will have acquired knowledge of fire prevention and an ability to inspect and service fire detection and extinguishing systems and equipment. He/she will also be able to investigate and report on incidents involving fire.

Prerequisites: Basic Firefighting

Assistance Towing - $110.00
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This 4.5-hour course is meant to meet the testing requirements of 46 CFR 10.482b. Subject matters to be covered are:

  • Towing Safety
  • Towing Equipment
  • Towing Procedures
Basic Firefighting - $475.00
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Any student who successfully completes the 16 hour Basic Firefighting course will have satisfied:

  • Fire Prevention and Firefighting per the STCW Code, as amended Section A-VI/1
  • Fire Prevention and Firefighting per 46 CFR 11.302(a)(2) and 46 CFR 12.6029A0(2)
  • Basic Firefighting per 46 CFR 11.201(h)(2) [Basic only} and CFR 46 11.201(h)(3)
  • The firefighting requirements for a national tankerman endorsement in 46 CFR 13.201©(3), 13.301©(3); 13.401(d); and 13.501(c)(3).
Basic Training - $850.00
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The four basic modules of this 40-hour course are:

  • Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid (CPR & FA)
  • Basic Firefighting (BFF)

(Modules are available individually.)

The purpose of this course is to provide training for mariners in personal survival techniques, emergency evolutions, and evacuation procedures. A trainee will be:

  • Able to identify and avoid unsafe practices onboard a vessel.
  • Able to recognize hazards and apply countermeasures associated with various shipboard emergencies i.e. fire, flooding, floundering, etc.
  • Able to give and interpret emergency signals.
  • Able to describe the potential problems associated with abandoning ship and crew duties to passengers.
  • Be competent in personal survival techniques, fire prevention/fighting, and elementary first aid.

The successful student will be eligible for a US Coast Guard STCW Certificate stating that they have completed Basic Safety Training as mandated by the 1995 STCW Convention. The training provided by this course satisfies the requirements of STCW, Competences Tables A-VI/1-1, 1-2, 1-3, and 1-4.

Basic Training Refresher - $525.00
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This 24-hour course is for seafarers who have not obtained the requisite 365 days of sea service in the past five years and need Basic Training Refresher training to renew their BST endorsement. It includes a review of PSSR and First Aid and practical assessments for PST and Basic Firefighting. The certificate will state they have met the competency requirements of NMC Policy Letter 14-98 and Tables A-VI/1-1 through 1-4 of the STCW Code.

Basic Training Revalidation - $425.00
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Successful completion of this 12-hour course satisfies the continuing competency requirements for Personal Survival Techniques and Fire Prevention and Firefighting in STCW Section A-VI/1, 46 CFR 11.302(d) and 46 CFR 12.602(d), provided that the student has at least one year of sea service in the past five years.

First Aid/CPR - $110.00
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Successful completion of the 8-hour First Aid and CPR course satisfies:

  • The Basic Safety-Elementary First Aid training requirements of Table A-VI/1-3 of the STCW Code, as amended
  • The Elementary First Aid training requirements of CFR 46 11.302(a)(3) and 46 CFR 12.602(A)(#) and
  • The First Aid and CPR training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(i)(1)(i).
Leadership and Managerial Skills - $995.00
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Successful completion of this 40-hour course will satisfy:

  • The Leadership and Teamworking Skills within 46CFR 11.309; 46 CFR 11.319; 46 CFR 11.321; and, the specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 2-14 (Tasks 16.1.A-18.5.A), for an endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch.
  • The Leadership and Teamworking Skills within 46 CFR 11.329; and the specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 17-14 (Tasks 16.1.A-16.4.A), for an endorsement as Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch;
  • The Leadership and Managerial Skills within 46 CFR 11.305; 46 CFR 11.307: 46 CFR 11.311; 46 CFR11.313; 46CFR 11.315; 46 CFR 11.317; 46 CFR 11.325; 46 CFR 11.327; 46 CFR 11.331; 46 CFR 11.333; and the specific tasks found in NVIC 15-14 (Tasks 7.1.D, 11.1.A); and NVIC 16-14 (Task 14.1.A).
Martine Security Awareness - $110.00
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This 4 hour course is designed to provide a general introduction to maritime security and raise awareness of security issues when alongside, at anchor and at sea and a recognition of security threats.

This course satisfies the requirements for security-related training, Paragraphs 1-4 of Section A-VI/6-1 of the STCQ code, as amended, and satisfy the training requirements of 33 CFR 104.225 for seafarers without designated security duties.

Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) - $895.00
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The goal and learning objective is to ensure the student, upon successful completion of the 64-hour course, will have met the testing requirements for application to the USCG as an Operator of an Uninspected Passenger Vessel. This includes taking responsibility for the safety of the vessel and passengers.

Topics Include:

  • Rules of the Road
  • Navigation
  • Marlinspike Seamanship
  • Weather
  • Ship Handling and Maneuvering
  • Ships Construction
  • Emergency Operations and Safety
  • Medical Assistance
  • Communications
  • Maritime Law

The successful student will be aware of obligations under Coast Guard regulations concerning safety/protection of the marine environment and be able to take practical measures necessary to meet those obligations.

Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities - $100.00
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Students who successfully complete this 4-hour course will satisfy the PSSR training and competency requirements of STCW Code Section A-VI/1 and 46 CFR 11.302(a)(4) and CFR 12.602(d)(4).

Personal Survival Techniques - $345.00
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Students who successfully complete the 12-hour PST course will satisfy the Personal Survival Techniques training and competency requirements of STCW Code Section A-VI/1 and 46 CFR 11.302(a)(1) and CFR 12.602(d)(1).

Proficiency in Survival Craft (Life Boat) - $795.00
Radar Observer Recertification - $225.00
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Students who successfully complete this 8-hour course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.480(f) for maintaining the validity of an endorsement as Radar Observer.

Radar Observer Unlimited - $850.00
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Students who successfully complete this 40-hour course, including successful demonstration of all practical assessments, will satisfy the requirements of 46 CFR 11.480(d) for an endorsement as Radar Observer (Unlimited) and the radar training requirements of Section A-II/1 and Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010 for certification as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC).

Rating Forming Part of the Navigational Watch - $795.00
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The purpose of this 40-hour course is to provide training for mariners for a Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch endorsement. This course meets the requirements of NMC Policy Letter 14-02, and the assessments required as part of Table A-II/4 of the STCW Code.

Trainees will know the duties of watchstanding and a helmsman. Students will demonstrate knowledge and demonstrate the fundamentals of standing a proper wheelhouse watch, lookout watch, steps to properly relieve a watch, and marine pollution duties.

SafeGulf - $200.00
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Orientation designed specifically for the US Offshore and E&P Industry.

Specially Trained Ordinary Seaman Program - $1,590.00
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Our school provides both day and evening Ordinary Seaman Program class schedules to accommodate our student’s personal lives. The schedules are as follows:

Day Course: 3 weeks, Mon–Fri, 8 am–5 pm for 3 weeks
Night Course: 6 weeks, Mon–Fri, 6 pm–10 pm for approximately 6 weeks

Program graduates have training that sets them above most of the applicants who they will be competing against for entry-level positions as merchant mariners.

Components of the program include 3 STCW courses, which are United States Coast Guard approved and overseen, and lead to merchant mariner credential endorsements:

    1. Basic Training (STCW) consists of four different components:
      Basic Firefighting: 16 Hours
      First Aid and CPR: 8 Hours
      Personal Survival Techniques: 12 Hours
      Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities: 4 Hours
    2. Vessel Personnel Designated Security Duties (VPDSD): 8 Hours
    3. Rated Forming Part of the Navigational Watch (RFPNW): 40 Hours
      We also include Marlinespike Seamanship, which is imperative for the safety and competency of any seafarer. This course teaches our student's knot tying, line handling, and splicing. The program also includes ship terminology, ship construction, lines, and anchoring.Classes are currently full for this program. We are currently accepting enrollments for the 2021 classes.
Tank Ship Familiarization (Dangerous Liquids) (Tankerman - Assistance) - $900.00
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This course satisfies the requirements of 46 CFR 13.401(e) (1) for original issuance OR 13.120(b) (2) for renewal of Tankerman Assistant (DL) and meets the standards of competence required by 46 CFR, of Section A-VI-1-1 of the STCW Code for Basic Oil And Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations.

Vessel Personnel With Designated Security Duties - $200.00
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Vessel Security Officer - $450.00
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This 16-hour course was developed to meet the STCW training requirements for the Ship Security Officer.

Students who successfully complete this course will satisfy the training requirements of 33 CFR 104.215(d)(1)(iv) and STCW Code Section A-VI/5 for an endorsement as Vessel Security Officer.

Course Dates

100 Ton Masters License Upgrade from OUPV

Class currently unavailable

Able Seaman With Lifeboat Limited
  • October 11-15, 2021
  • November 8-12, 2021
  • December 6-10, 2021
  • January 17-21, 2022
  • February 14-18, 2022
  • March 14-18, 2022
  • April 11-15, 2022
  • May 9-13, 2022
  • June 20-24, 2022
  • July 18-22, 2022
  • August 15-19, 2022
  • September 12-16, 2022
  • October 17-21, 2022
  • November 7-11, 2022
  • December 19-23, 2022
Advanced Firefighting
  • October 4-8, 2021
  • November 15-19, 2021
  • January 17-21, 2022
  • February 14-18, 2022
  • March 14-18, 2022
  • April 11-15, 2022
  • May 9-13, 2022
  • June 20-24, 2022
  • July 18-22, 2022
  • August 15-19, 2022
  • September 19-23, 2022
  • October 17-21, 2022
  • November 14-18, 2022
  • December 19-23, 2022
Assistance Towing

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Basic Firefighting

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Basic Training

Basic Training includes

  • Basic Firefighting
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities 

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Basic Training Refresher
  • October 12-14, 2021
  • November 9-11, 2021
  • November 16-18, 2021
  • December 7-9, 2021
  • January 11-13, 2022
  • February 8-10, 2022
  • March 8-10, 2022
  • April 5-7, 2022
  • May 3-5, 2022
  • June 14-16, 2022
  • July 12-14, 2022
  • August 9-11, 2022
  • September 13-15, 2022
  • October 11-13, 2022
  • November 8-10, 2022
  • December 13-15, 2022
Basic Training Revalidation
  • October 12&14, 2021
  • November 9&11, 2021
  • November 16&18, 2021
  • December 7&9, 2021
  • January 11&13, 2022
  • February 8&10, 2022
  • March 8&10, 2022
  • April 5&7, 2022
  • May 3&5, 2022
  • June 14&16, 2022
  • July 12&14, 2022
  • August 9&11, 2022
  • September 13&15, 2022
  • October 11&13, 2022
  • November 8&10, 2022
  • December 13&15, 2022
First Aid/CPR

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Leadership and Managerial Skills
  • September 27-October 1, 2021
  • October 25-29, 2021
  • November 29-December 3, 2021
  • January 31-February 4, 2022
  • February 28-March 4, 2022
  • April 11-15, 2022
  • May 23-27, 2022
  • June 6-10, 2022
  • July 25-29, 2022
  • August 29-September 2, 2022
  • September 19-23, 2022
  • October 3-7, 2022
  • October 31-November 4, 2022
  • Decemeber 5-9, 2022
Maritime Security Awareness

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Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV)
  • October 18-26, 2021
  • January 24-February 1, 2022
  • February 21-March 1, 2022
  • March 21-29, 2022
  • April 18-26, 2022
  • May 16-24, 2022
  • June 27-July 6, 2022
  • July 25-August 2, 2022
  • August 29-September 7, 2022
  • September 26-October 4, 2022
  • October 17-25, 2022
  • November 28-December 6, 2022
Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

This class is offered during Basic Training week as a standalone component.

Personal Survival Techniques

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Proficiency in Survival Craft (Life Boat)

Class currently unavailable

Radar Observer Recertification

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Radar Observer Unlimited
  • October 25-29, 2021
  • November 1-5, 2021
  • November 29- December 3, 2021
  • January 3-7, 2022
  • February 21-25, 2022
  • March 21-25, 2022
  • April 18-22, 2022
  • May 23-27, 2022
  • June 2-24, 2022
  • July 18-22, 2022
  • August 22-26, 2022
  • September 19-23, 2022
  • October 24-28, 2022
  • November 14-18, 2022
  • December 5-9, 2022
Rating Forming Part of the Navigational Watch
  • October 18-22, 2021
  • November 8-12, 2021
  • November 11-24, 2021 (Evenings)
  • November 15-19, 2021
  • December 13-17, 2021
  • January 17-21, 2022
  • January 17-28, 2022 (Evenings)
  • February 14-18, 2022
  • March 14-18, 2022
  • March 14-25, 2022 (Evenings)
  • April 11-25, 2022
  • May 9-13, 2022
  • May 16-20, 2022
  • May 20-June 3, 2022 (Evenings)
  • June 20-24, 2022
  • July 18-22, 2022
  • July 18-29, 2022 (Evenings)
  • August 15-19, 2022
  • September 19-23, 2022
  • September 19-30, 2022 (Evenings)
  • October 17-21, 2022
  • November 14-18, 2022
  • November 17-December 2, 2022 (Evenings)
  • December 19-23, 2022
SafeGulf
  • January 25, 2022
  • February 22, 2022
  • March 29, 2022
  • April 26, 2022
  • May 31, 2022
  • June 28, 2022
  • July 26, 2022
  • August 30, 2022
  • September 27, 2022
  • October 25, 2022
  • November 22, 2022
  • December 20, 2022
Specially Trained Ordinary Seaman Program
  • September 8-October 15, 2021 (Evenings)
  • October 4-22, 2021
  • November 1-19, 2021
  • November 1-December 14, 2021 (Evenings)
  • November 29-December 17, 2021
  • January 3-21, 2022
  • January 3-February 10, 2022 (Evenings)
  • January 31-February 18, 2022
  • February 28-April 7, 2022 (Evenings)
  • March 28-April 15, 2022
  • April 2-May 13, 2022
  • May 2-20, 2022
  • May 9-June 16, 2022 (Evenings)
  • June 6-24, 2022
  • July 1-15, 2022
  • July 5-August 11, 2022 (Evenings)
  • August 1-19, 2022
  • September 2-23, 2022
  • September 6-October 13, 2022 (Evenings)
  • October 3-21, 2022
  • October 31-November 18, 2022
  • November 3-December 15, 2022 (Evenings)
  • December 5-23, 2022
Tank Ship Familiarization (Dangerous Liquids) (Tankerman - Assistance)
  • January 3-7, 2022
  • February 21-25, 2022
  • March 21-25, 2022
  • April 18-22, 2022
  • May 16-20, 2022
  • June 20-24, 2022
  • July 18-22, 2022
  • August 22-26, 2022
  • September 26-30, 2022
  • October 24-28, 2022
  • November 28-December 2, 2022
  • December 19-23, 2022
Vessel Personnel With Designated Security Duties
  • October 4-5, 2021 (Evenings)
  • October 8, 2021
  • November 5, 2021
  • December 3, 2021
  • December 13-14, 2021 (Evenings)
  • January 7, 2022
  • January 13-14, 2022 (Evenings)
  • February 4, 2022
  • March 4, 2022
  • March 10-11, 2022 (Evenings)
  • April 1, 2022
  • May 6, 2022
  • May 18-19, 2022 (Evenings)
  • June 10, 2022
  • July 1, 2022
  • August 5, 2022
  • September 2, 2022
  • September 15-16, 2022 (Evenings)
  • October 7, 2022
  • November 4, 2022
  • November 3-4, 2022 (Evenings)
  • December 9, 2022
Vessel Security Officer
  • October 21-22, 2021
  • November 18-19, 2021
  • December 16-17, 2021
  • January 10-11, 2022
  • February 7-8, 2022
  • March 7-8, 2022
  • April 4-5, 2022
  • May 2-3, 2022
  • June 13-14, 2022
  • July 11-12, 2022
  • August 8-9, 2022
  • September 12-13, 2022
  • October 10-11, 2022
  • November 21-22, 2022
  • December 12-13, 2022