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Marine Training

Advance your career at sea with our marine courses approved by Transport Canada for certification.

To register for currently scheduled courses, view marine scheduled courses a-z.

Courses are scheduled based on demand and may be available upon request. For more information contact us 
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Course Description

 Prerequisite

 Duration

Bridge Resource Management (BRM)

Officer of the Watch (OOW) Certificate of Competency (CoC)

5 days

Bridge Resource Management - Refresher (BRM-REF)

Bridge Resource Management Certificate of Competency (CoC)

7 hours

Blue Print & Sketching 

4th Class Certificate of Competency (CoC)

138 hours

Celestial Navigation

The celestial navigation course is designed to provide prospective mariners with an understanding of Nautical Astronomy and its use in position -finding through the
processes of celestial navigation.

Chartwork and Pilotage III, Level 2

300 hours

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

This course provides seafarers basic theory and hands on training in the following areas: Basic principles of ECDIS data, sensors, presentation of Electronic Navigation Chart (ENC); Operation of ECDIS and associated functions for passage planning and monitoring, including display options, ENC identification, alarms, chart updating and other navigational functions; Appreciation of the limitations of ECDIS and ENC data, and awareness of the legal aspects and responsibilities associated with the use of ECDIS as an aid to navigation.

Chartwork and Pilotage III, Level 2 

 40 hours

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems - Refresher

 Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems Certificate of Competency (CoC) MARI 7007

 12 hours

Free Fall Lifeboat (FFB)

 Must be 16 years of age,
Marine Emergency Duties, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC) Certificate of Competency (CoC) MARI 1084,
Valid Marine Medical Certificate

 13 hours

Global Maritime Distress and Safety System - General Operator Certificate (GMDSS- GOC)

Must be 18 years of age

 70 hours

Global Maritime Distress and Safety System -General Operator Certificate - Refresher (GMDSS-GOC-REF)

 Must be 18 years of age, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System-General Operator (GMDSS-GOC-REF) Certificate of Competency (CoC)

24 hours

 H2S Alive

 No prerequisite

 8 hours

 High Voltage Operational 

 Proof of prior electrical or electro-technical experience in a shipboard environment; Proof of 12 months of sea time as an Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOOW) while holding an unlimited EOOW Certificate of Competency (CoC) STCW Reg. III/1 or Existing ETO with at least 12 months of sailing experience or Existing Electrical Officers having 12 months sailing experience or Marine Engineering Officer (Class 1) or Marine Engineering Officer (Class 2) 

 24 hours

 Leadership & Teamwork Skills

 No prerequisite

 24 hours

 Leadership & Managerial Skills

The course introduces personnel to supervision, organizational structure and crew training techniques at the management level including task and workload management. Effective resource management techniques, decision-making processes and the development, implementation and oversight of standard operating procedures are integral to this course. The analysis of stress, fatigue and communication factors in terms of their evolution and associated morale and safety compromises are course inclusive.

Certificate of competency CoC) at Officer level in Navigation, Engineering or Electro-Technical; 6 months (180 days) sea time at the Officer level complete with certificate of competency 

 35 hours

Line Handler Course

No prerequisite

6 hours

Marine Advanced First Aid (MAFA)

This course provides learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize an emergency and apply immediate advanced first aid in the event of an accident or illness on board.

No prerequisite

40 hours

Marine Basic First Aid (MBFA)

This course provides learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize an emergency, provide appropriate first aid at the scene, notify emergency medical services and promote a safety oriented life style for the
prevention of accidents.

No prerequisite

10 hours

Marine Emergency Duties Advanced Fire Fighting (MED AFF)

This course in advanced firefighting techniques covers the skills necessary to determine fire hazards, fie monitoring and emergency leadership.

Must be 16 years of age or older, Marine Emergency Duties STCW Basic Safety (MED STCW BS) Certificate of Competency (CoC) MARI 1083, Valid Marine Medical Certificate

35 hours

Marine Emergency Duties Domestic Vessel Safety (MED DVS) 

This course is designed to provide first time seafarers with the minimum knowledge of emergency response required to safely work aboard a vessel; to determine the hazards associated with the marine environment and their own vessel, and of how to prevent shipboard incidents including fire.

 

Must be 15 years of age or older, Valid Marine Medical Certificate

26 hours

Marine Emergency Fast Rescue Craft (MED FRC) 

This course provides participants with hands on training in launch preparation, handling and recovery procedures in various conditions, pacing and towing other craft, search and rescue patterns, capsize and righting techniques.

Must be 16 years of age or older, Marine Emergency Duties Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Crafts Certificate of Competency (CoC) or equivalent MARI 1084, Valid Marine Medical Certificate

33 hours

Marine Emergency Duties Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Crafts (MED PSC)

This course provides the minimum training requirement for masters and crew on small non-pleasure (commercial) vessels. Learn how to safely respond to emergencies in a marine environment including survival techniques, raising alarms, aiding in fire situations and rescue procedures.

Must be 16 years of age, Valid Marine Medical Certificate

14 hours  - 23 hours

Marine Emergency Duties Basic Saftey

This course is designed to provide first time seafarers with the minimum knowledge of emergency response required to safely work aboard a vessel; to determine the hazards associated with the marine environment and their own vessel, and of how to prevent shipboard incidents including fire.

Must be 16 years of age or older, Part 2 (Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting) may require a fit test prior to starting the course, Valid Marine Medical Certificate

46 hours

Marine Emergency Duties Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Crafts 

This course provides seafarers’ training the operation of survival craft.  Participants receive hands on training in launch preparation, handling and recovery procedures in various conditions, pacing and towing other craft, search and rescue patterns, capsize and righting techniques.

Must be 16 years of age, Valid Marine Medical Certificate

30.5 hours

Oil & Chemical Tanker Familiarization

No prerequisite

60 hours

Passanger Safety Management (PSM)

No prerequisite

15 hours

Propulsion Plant Level 1 (PPS 1)

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to perform watchkeeping duties. They
will understand how to take over and handle an engine room watch and operate a power plant
as if it is operated on board a vessel. The participants will know what is expected of a
watchkeeper at sea, enabling him/her to be a valuable member of the engine room team.
Good Marine Engineering practices will be emphasized throughout the course. Careful
monitoring and operation of the ship’s machinery will be stressed, with realistic training runs
used.

Transport Canada transcript or an ACES-Qualifying Service List verifying 6 months (180 days) of sea time on a vessel with 750kw of engine power

80 hours

Propulsion Plant Level 1 (PPS 2)

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to demonstrate sound management
practices. They will understand how to manage and organize operation of a power plant as
implemented on board a vessel. Good Marine Engineering practices will be emphasized throughout the course. Careful monitoring and operation of the vessel’s machinery will be stressed, with realistic training runs used.

Transport Canada transcript or an ACES-Qualifying Service List verifying 6 months (180 days) of sea time on a vessel with 750kw of engine power
, Copy of 4th Class Certificate of Competency 

80 hours

STCW Basic Safety & Proficiency in Survival Craft other than Fast Rescue - Refresher 

This refresher training course is designed to comply with regulations to refresh a seafarers training skills in basic emergency duties through the demonstration of practical drills and exercises. This training will allow a seafarer to renew two MED training requirements (MED STCW BS and MED PSC) for a period not exceeding 5 years. A person must hold a valid Transport Canada Seafarer’s Medical to apply for this course. Note: A person must be of at least 16 years of age before applying to the course. Regulations may require a fitness test prior to joining the course. For further details, please contact the campus. Applicants must hold training certificates in STCW 6.1 Basic Safety and STCW 6.2 Survival Craft before registering to this combined refresher course.

Must be 16 years of age or older, May require a fitness test prior to course, Marine Emergency Duties Basic Safety (MED STCW BS) Certificate of Competency (CoC) MARI 1083, Marine Emergency Duties Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Crafts (MED PSC) Certificate of Competency (C0C) MARI 1084, Valid Marine Medical Certificate

25 hours

STCW Basic Safety & Proficiency in Survival Craft other than Fast Rescue Craft & Advanced Fire Fighting - Refresher 

This refresher-training course is designed to comply with regulations to refresh a seafarers training skills in basic emergency duties through the demonstration of practical drills and exercises. This training will allow seafarers to renew their MED training (MED STCW BS, MED PSC and MED AFF) for a period not exceeding 5 years

Must be 16 years of age and older, May require a fitness test prior to course, Marine Emergency Duties Basic Safety (MED STCW BS) Certificate of Competency (C0C) MARI 1083, Marine Emergency Duties Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Crafts (MED PSC) Certificate of Competency (CoC) MARI 1084, Marine Emergency Duties Advanced Fire Fighting (MED AFF) Certificate of Competency (CoC) MARI 7134, Valid Marine Medical Certificate

30.5 hours

Ship Security Officer (SSO)

No prerequisite

21 hours

Simulated Electronic Navigation 1A (SEN 1A)

This course is conducted in the Nautical Institute navigation instrument laboratory and consists of two general parts. The first is the analysis of relative motion through radar observation and the resolution of vector triangles. These plots are produced in the Transport Canada format. The
second part deals with the theory and use of the navigation equipment that is typically found on
the bridge of a modern ship. A series of lectures, tutorials and seat-work enhanced by electronic
presentation and video resources followed by hands on application sessions comprise the general delivery.

Chartwork and Pilotage III, Level 2; Global Maritime Distress Safety System- Restricted Operators Certificate of Competency (CoC) Maritime Commercial (GMDSS-ROC-MC)

120 hours

Simulated Electronic Navigation 1B (SEN 1B)

This course is conducted in the Nautical Institute navigation simulator. An average day in this
course starts with a lecture reinforced by electronic presentation or video followed by a discussion period. Next learners will prepare for a simulation. These preparations become progressively more comprehensive throughout the course. Upon completion of the preparation phase learners will execute and monitor their plan, dealing with a variety of issues commonly addressed in the keeping of a navigation watch. This includes monitoring traffic, position speed; course the surrounding environment, internal and external communications and record keeping. The learner will complete a 2 target plot and react in accordance with the International Rules for Prevention of Collisions. It is also required that throughout the simulation the learner complies with all applicable regulations

Chartwork and Pilotage III, Level 2; Global Maritime Distress Safety System- Restricted Operators Certificate of Competency (CoC) Maritime Commercial (GMDSS-ROC-MC)

120 hours

Simulated Electronic Navigation - Mangement (SEN M)

This course is delivered in Nautical Institute Bridge Simulator. Learners manage a bridge team
and make decisions in complex navigational situations based on a passage plan. Effective use of Radar, ARPA and navigation instruments through simulation is course integral. Training sessions are constructed around a mix of theory, demonstration and skill development provided through lecture, bridge operations and simulation respectively.

Simulated Electronic Navigation 1A (SEN 1A), Simulated Electronic Navigation 1B (SEN 1B), Simulated Electronic Navigation - Operational (SEN O)

120 hours

Simulated Electronic Navigation - Operational (SEN O)

 

Chartwork and Pilotage III, Level 2; Engineering Knowledge - General II; Global Maritime Distress Safety System- Restricted Operators Certificate of Competency (CoC) Maritime Commercial (GMDSS-ROC-MC)

120 hours

Skills Training - Electrical Component

This course provides shop skills training in electrical awareness, power supply, test meters usage, motors, grounding, bonding, and lay out.

No prerequisite

30 hours

Skills Training - Machining Component

This course provides shop skills training in the features of a modern lathe and roles of each part, the use and appliction of centre lathe, along with the use of various cutting tools in terms of materials.

No prerequisite

60 hours

Skills Training - Welding Component

This course provides shop skills training in welding including health and saftey practices, principles of gas welding and electric arc welding. Participants will practice oxy-acetylene cutting, brazing, fusion welding & soldering, arc welding and overhead welding.

No prerequisite

? hours

Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP)

Must be 18 years of age

26 hours

Vessel Personnel with Security Responsibilities

No prerequisite

11.5 hours