Trade School Today. 'Sea' the World Tomorrow.

Career certification in 3 weeks!

High-paying maritime jobs

Workforce Ready

Our hands-on career certification program prepares students to enter the workforce in the high-demand maritime industry. In as little as 3 weeks, you’ll obtain the credentials for high-paying civilian jobs at sea.

  • Credentials for immediate employment
  • Earn excellent pay and benefits!
  • Travel to exotic places
  • Flexible evening and summer courses
  • Ages 16* and up

Evening classes allow students to train simultaneously while in school and graduate with the credentials they need for immediate employment.

Daytime classes are also available for students and adults who have graduated, are not in school, or prefer to train over the summer.

High-Paying Careers

Bluewater graduates earn excellent pay and benefits working on tankers, cargo ships, and other civilian vessels in exotic places around the world.

Typical entry-level jobs include deckhand, wiper (engineer), or steward (cook), with endless opportunity for advancement and pay rate increases.

No prior experience is necessary. Ages 16* and up.

Evening & Summer Class Options

2024 Evening Classes
6 week course (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

  • January 8 – February 15
  • January 29 – March 7
  • February 22 – April 2
  • March 11 – April 18
  • April 8 – May 16
  • April 22 – May 30
  • May 20 – June 27
  • June 7 – July 18
  • July 1 – August 8
  • July 22 – August 29
  • August 12 – September 20
  • September 3 – October 11
  • September 24 – November 1
  • October 14 – November 21
  • November 4 – December 16
2024 Summer Classes
3 week course (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
  • June 3-21
  • June 17 – July 5
  • June 24 – July 12
  • July 8-26
  • July 15 – August 2
  • July 29 – August 16
  • August 5-23

Payment Plan

Total course fee: $1,850 payable in installments:

  • $350 enrollment deposit (holds your seat)
  • $750 due before the first class
  • $750 due by the end of second week

If you need time to save up, you can put down your $350 enrollment deposit and select a course date several months in the future. Your deposit holds your seat. Class sizes are limited and fill quickly.

Questions?

Call us at 904-766-4797
Monday - Friday, 7:30 - 4:30

Three Way to Enroll:

1. Call us at 904-766-4797 (M-F, 7:30 - 4:30)

2. Apply online 24/7 online:

3. Visit our training center at:
1719 Blanding Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32210

About Bluewater

Bluewater Maritime School has been in operation in the Jacksonville, Florida area since 1998. We provide merchant marine training to professional and future seafarers. All facilities, instructors, and courses are approved by the United States Coast Guard.

We provide complimentary assistance in completing the paperwork to obtain your Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC).

 

*Ages 16-17 require guardian's consent