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Marine Navigation Technology

Study the major principles of marine navigation, seamanship, meteorology, ship construction and stability and prepare for a career as a ship's navigation officer.

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Start Date:
September
Typical Length:
3 Years
Credential:
Diploma

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Overview

This program prepares you for a career as a ship's navigation officer in the commercial marine industry. You're trained in areas such as watchkeeping practices, seamanship, safety and communications.

In this program, you get the academic and applied skills necessary for an entry-level deck officer trained to International Maritime Organization standards.

The program is accredited by Transport Canada in accordance with international Convention on Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW 95).

Upon successful completion, you qualify for Transport Canada's Watchkeeping Mate Certificate of Competency. This allows you to sail as a Watchkeeping mate around the globe on any type of merchant ship. This program also prepares you to continue your training to advance to higher levels of Transport Canada certification.

Sea time

  • During the program, you study on campus from September to April with sea internships taking place from April to August.
  • International students must find a work placement on board a foreign vessel as a Canadian Passport/Permanent Resident Card is required to sail on Canadian vessels. Once you secure your work placement, we'll coordinate details with your employer.

Choose NSCC

  • You study the major principles of marine navigation, seamanship, ship construction and stability and meteorology and then put those theories to work in the communications and ship simulators at the campus and onboard your ship during your sea training. Practical safety training is also conducted at the campus Fire Fighting and Boat Facilities.

Other info

  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.
  • Graduates of this program have the option to continue their training by enrolling in the Marine Navigation Management Technology program.
  • This program has Transport Canada approval. Graduates of programs approved by Transport Canada are granted remission of sea service towards certification either having successfully completed a 3-year approved cadet training program in marine navigation or having acquired at least 36 months of qualifying service, including at least 6 months performing bridge watchkeeping duties under the supervision of a qualified deck officer;
  • Successful program completion requires that students maintain an attendance standard of 90% and a pass mark of 70% in marine subjects and 60% in academic subjects.
  • Additional skills and abilities, including math, reading and workplace skills, are essential for your success in Trades and Technology programs. See the Trades and Technology Preparation Checklist (PDF 23KB).
  • This program places a high importance on providing you with the skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.

September 2020

Campus Location Full time/part time Delivery Availability
Strait Area Campus/Online Classes in Nautical Institute Full time BlendedBlended
Complete your program through courses that combine online (scheduled), and on-campus learning.
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Admission requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details

Program requirements

  • A valid Marine Medical Certificate (to meet Transport Canada's requirements for approved marine/cadet training programs), is required for the program. Details are provided with your acceptance notification.
  • A current, official Criminal Record check is required to complete work placements (such as field work, internships, co-ops) in this program. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to complete program requirements. Information on this process will be provided at the beginning of your program.
  • H2S Alive
  • Portfolio Development – As part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.

Tuition

Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.

Tuition (Domestic):
$3,515
Tuition (International):
$11,350

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that amounts on these pages are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Funding available for women and Indigenous peoples
To help meet the marine industry demand and diversify the workforce, the federal government is providing $2.5 million in bursaries for women and Indigenous peoples.

  • As a woman or Indigenous person, you may qualify for a $5,000 annual bursary for your education. View funding details

As an Indigenous person, you are automatically considered for additional funds (up to $10,500) to help with living expenses.

Career options

  • Upon graduation, you're eligible to write Transport Canada's Certificate of Competency for Watchkeeping Mate exam. Successful completion of this exam enables you to secure a job in the marine industry as a deck officer and provides the foundation for you to continue your training to achieve further certifications.
  • Shipping companies and operations, tankers, passenger ferries, research vessels and offshore supply vessels, which operate in the inland, lake and coastal waters of Canada and the international community.
  • Navigation officers are in high demand on a worldwide-basis and the officer certification achieved upon program and sea service completion is recognized by the International Maritime Organization, through Transport Canada.
  • Learn more about labour market information – visit Career Options.

Courses may include

These are some of the courses offered in this program. It is not a complete list and courses are subject to change in advance of the academic year.

MANT 1001 - Seagoing Service and Onboard Training I
A fundamental part of the development of a watchkeeping mate is the integration of sea time and academic learning. The industrial service for the watchkeeping mate, ship certificate should be in three phases - during the first phase, the learner should become familiar with shipboard routine and the duties and skills of a seaman, during the second phase, they should become familiar with the duties of the watchkeeper and during the third phase, they should actively assist the officer of the watch in watchkeeping duties on the bridge and deck. An essential part of the learners' industrial service is the ""Navigating Cadet's Deck Training Manual"" issued by the Department of Transport. Learners will submit to faculty, progress and project reports as required. Phase 1 - May to August following Academic year 1. Phase 2 - May to October – following Academic year 2. Phase 3 - May to completion of 12 months of sea time.

MANT 1101 - Mathematics I
This is the first of three courses designed to equip cadets with mathematical skills and knowledge commonly required in carrying out the duties of a watchkeeping officer. This course aligns with Transport Publication 5562 of the Transport Canada certification standard for officer cadets and the IMO model course for officers in charge of a navigational watch.

MANT 1102 - Physics I
This is the first in a series of Physics courses intended to prepare navigation students to apply properties of physics to practical problems in marine navigation and engineering. Through attendance in lecture, observation and practical exercises, learners will learn to apply physics concepts including: mass, weight and force; distance, velocity and acceleration; motion; statics; work, energy and power.

MANT 1104 - Navigation Safety I, Level 1
This is the first in a three-part series of courses designed to provide prospective mariners with a thorough knowledge of the content, application and intent of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea with Canadian Modifications generally referred to as the “Collision Regulations.” A thorough knowledge of the principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch regarding Watchkeeping at Sea and Watchkeeping in different circumstances including vessel at anchor and watchkeeping in port. It meets the requirements of IMO STCW and Transport Canada TP5562 “Nautical Cadet Training Program".

MANT 1106 - Chartwork and Pilotage I, Level 2
This course is the first in a three-part series of courses in Chartwork and Pilotage. The series deals with the principles of construction, interpretation and use of Nautical Charts. It includes the study of the System of Navigation aids, tides, wind and currents as well as associated and relevant publications.

MANT 1107 - Bridgewatch Rating - General Seamanship I
This course provides all seafarers with a basic understanding of the marine industry, ships, and personnel along with a knowledge of terminology and language used in the industry. As it pertains to ship processes, an emphasis is placed on safety as per the SOLAS Convention of the International Maritime Organization. Hands-on seamanship training in ropes, knots and splicing are covered in this course. This course is roughly balanced between classroom and shop-based activities. Where feasible, tours/field trips will be arranged to provide additional context for lectures related to ship-board equipment.

MANT 1110 - Cargo I, Level 2
This course is the first in a four- part series designed to provide prospective ship officers with the level of cargo handling knowledge and skills meeting the function. “Cargo Handling and Stowage at the Operational Level” as outlined in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and "Watchkeeping for Seafarers," STCW.

MANT 1111 - Bridgewatch Rating - General Seamanship II
This course provides all seafarers with a basic understanding of the marine industry, ships, and personnel along with a knowledge of terminology and language used in the industry. As it pertains to ship processes, an emphasis is placed on safety as per the SOLAS Convention of the International Maritime Organization. Practical seamanship skills in deck work and rigging are continued during this course. Bridge procedures, Collision Regulations and the Canadian Buoyage System are introduced. Deck machinery, vessel mooring and anchoring as well as responses in various marine emergency situations are introduced. This course is roughly balanced between classroom and shop-based activities. Where feasible, tours/field trips will be arranged to provide additional context for lectures related to ship-board equipment.

MANT 1121 - Vessel Personnel with Security Responsibilities
This course is intended to provide the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the ISPS Code and Section A-VI/6 and Table A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code, as amended.

MANT 1201 - Mathematics II
This is the second of three courses, continuing the study of mathematical skills and knowledge commonly required in carrying out the duties of a watchkeeping officer. This course aligns with Transport Publication 5562 of the Transport Canada certification standard for officer cadets and the IMO model course for officers in charge of a navigational watch.

MANT 1202 - Physics II
In this course, learners will continue to explore laws and applications of physics and physical properties including: machines; properties of matter; expansion and contraction of solids, liquids and gases; heat and temperature. Learning will be facilitated through lecture, experimentation, and practical exercises.

MANT 1205 - General Ship Knowledge I, Level 3
This course is the first in a three-part series designed to introduce learners to the use of acts and regulations in their application to the marine environment. This course provides all prospective navigation officers with a basic knowledge of the content, application and use of the Canadian acts and regulations that apply to the marine industry.

MANT 1206 - General Ship Knowledge II, Level 3
This course is the second in a three-part series designed to introduce learners to the use of acts and regulations in their application to the marine environment. This course provides all prospective navigation officers with a basic knowledge of the content, application and use of the Canadian acts and regulations that apply to the marine industry.

MANT 1207 - Physics V
This course is the fifth in the five-part series of classroom based courses delivered through lecture, demonstration and practical exercises providing a sound knowledge of base of physical sequences required under the international convection of standards of training certification, and Watchkeeping of Seafarers 1995, as accumulated. It encompasses the requisite knowledge to completely perform the duties to the level of Officer in charge of navigational watch.

MANT 1245 - Technical Writing I
This course introduces learners to the writing, oral presentation, critical thinking and interpersonal communication skills required of technical professionals in the workplace. The fundamentals of clear, concise writing and presenting will be reviewed and refined. Experience will be gained in organizing, writing and presenting technical information. In addition, career development skills and portfolio preparation will be discussed. There will be several opportunities, through assignments and lab work, to develop portfolio components. Learners will learn how to collect appropriate work samples and documentation from other courses in the program as well as from other sources.

MANT 2001 - Seagoing Service and Onboard Training II
A fundamental part of the development of a Watchkeeping Mate is the integration of sea time and academic learning. Sea Time Internship for the Watchkeeping Mate - Ship Certificate is divided into three phases - during the first phase, the learner will become familiar with shipboard routine and the duties and skills of a seaman, during the second phase, learners will become familiar with the duties of the Watchkeeper and during the third phase, they should actively assist the Officer of the Watch on the bridge and deck. An essential part of the learner's internship is the "Navigating Cadet's Deck Training Manual," issued by the Department of Transport. Learners are required to submit their complete manual, progress and project reports as required.

MANT 2101 - Meteorology, Level 1
This course provides training in the development of the knowledge and skills base required to interpret weather information from the various sources at the watchkeeping officer level of competence. Interpreted weather information is used to plan and conduct of a safe passage at sea. The course is comprised of lectures and discussions of meteorological information and resources followed by practical exercises and evaluations as outlined to align with the requirements of MET1.

MANT 2103 - Ship Construction and Stability I, Level 4
This is the first in a three-part series of classroom-based courses delivered through lecture, demonstration and practice exercises providing the sound knowledge base required to achieve the competency required under The STCW with respect to maintaining the seaworthiness of the ship. It encompasses the requisite knowledge involved in maintaining the watertight integrity of the vessel, the distribution of shipboard weights to ensure a safe margin of stability at all times, the maintenance of stress within acceptable levels and a broad introduction into the construction and unique features of diverse ship designs.

MANT 2106 - Navigation Safety II, Level 1
This course is the second in a three-part series of courses designed to provide prospective mariners with a thorough knowledge of the content, application and intent of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea with Canadian Modifications generally referred to as the “Collision Regulations.” A thorough knowledge of the principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch regarding Watchkeeping at Sea and Watchkeeping in different circumstances including vessel at anchor and watchkeeping in port. It meets the requirements of IMO STCW and Transport Canada TP5562 “Nautical Cadet Training Program.”

MANT 2107 - Marine Communication, Levels 1 and 2
This course provides prospective watchkeeping officers with the ability to perform traditional signalling with flags or Morse light and the ability to use and understand the Standard Marine Navigational Vocabulary as replaced by the IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases in written or oral communications. Activities include practice communications via Morse signal light, single letter signal hoists, practice in marine vocabulary and in the use of the Canadian government publications, Radio Aids to Marine Navigation and the Annual Notices to Mariners. This course aligns with the requirements of Transport Publication 5562 of the Transport Canada certification standard for officer cadets and the IMO STCW Convention.

MANT 2200 - Cargo II, Level 2
This course is the second in a four-part series designed to provide prospective ship officers with the level of cargo handling knowledge and skills meeting the function: “Cargo Handling and Stowage at the Operational Level” as outlined in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and "Watchkeeping for Seafarers", STCW.

MANT 2201 - Chartwork and Pilotage II, Level 2
This course is the second in a three-part series of courses in Chartwork and Pilotage. The series deals with the principles of construction, interpretation and use of Nautical Charts. It includes the study of the System of Navigation aids, tides, wind and currents as well as associated and relevant publications.

MANT 2203 - Simulated Electronic Navigation - Operational
This course is conducted in the Nautical Institute Bridge Simulator and applies the knowledge and skills accumulated in MANT 2202 in the context of a modern ship’s navigation bridge. An average day in this course starts with a lecture reinforced by electronic presentations or video, followed by a discussion period. Next learners prepare for a simulation episode. These preparations become progressively more comprehensive throughout the course. Upon completion of the preparation phase learners monitor a passage dealing with a variety of issues that are commonly addressed while keeping a navigational watch. Activities include monitoring traffic, position, speed, course and surrounding environment. Bridge functions also include Internal and external communications and record keeping. An essential part of safe watchkeeping is the production of target plots and systematic analysis in accordance with the Collisions Regulations, standard operating procedures, port and state legislations.

MANT 2204 - Electronic Positioning Systems
Course content for Electronic Position Systems deals with the theory, limitations and use of the electronic navigation and position systems typically found on the bridge of a modern ship and the associated practices and procedures of safe navigational watch-keeping and passage planning. A series of lectures, tutorials and seat-work enhanced by electronic presentations and video resources followed by hands-on application sessions comprise the general delivery.

MANT 2208 - Chartwork and Pilotage III, Level 2
This course is the third in a three-part series of courses in Chartwork and Pilotage. The series deals with the principles of construction, interpretation and use of Nautical Charts. It includes the study of the System of Navigation aids, tides, wind and currents as well as associated and relevant publications.

MANT 2209 - Bridgewatch Rating - General Seamanship III
This course provides all seafarers with a basic understanding of the marine industry, ships, and personnel along with a knowledge of terminology and language used in the industry. As it pertains to ship processes, an emphasis is placed on safety as per the SOLAS Convention of the International Maritime Organization. Steering the ship to comply with helm orders, keeping a proper lookout by sight and hearing as well as monitoring and controlling a safe watch are covered in this course. This course is roughly balanced between classroom and shop-based activities. Where feasible, tours/field trips will be arranged to provide additional context for lectures related to ship-board equipment.

MANT 2210 - Physics III
This course is the third in a four-part series of classroom based courses designed to provide fundamental knowledge of the physical principles underlying the behaviour of the ship, its environment and the functioning of equipment. This will support an understanding upon which to build the learner’s professional studies and perform the duties of Officer in charge of navigational watch at the operational level. The course will continue to develop knowledge and application of concepts around matter and the application of heat and cooling to various states of matter. In addition it will introduce concepts around light, sound, and electromagnetic radiation.

MANT 2211 - Physics IV
This course is the fourth in a five-part series of classroom based courses delivered through lecture, demonstrations and practical exercises providing a sound knowledge base of physical sequences required to achieve the competency required under the international convention of standards of training certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1995, as accumulated. It encompasses the requisite knowledge to completely perform the duties to the level of Master or Chief Mate in charge of a navigational watch.

MANT 2245 - Technical Writing II
This course focuses on the interpersonal, written and oral technical communication skills necessary for working independently and as part of a team in a technical environment. Further skill development in written forms of technical documentation required for the workplace as well as report creation and oral presentation skills will continue to be emphasized. Team building principles, group dynamics and collaborative writing will be discussed. Learners will participate in meetings and take responsibilities in a group project from its inception to completion and evaluation. Learners will continue to enhance and apply their research skills and project management principles will also be introduced. Successful job interviews and the portfolio will be discussed.

MANT 3001 - Seagoing Service and Onboard Training III
A fundamental part of the development of a watchkeeping mate is the integration of sea time and academic learning. The industrial service for the watchkeeping mate, ship certificate should be in three phases - during the first phase, the learner should become familiar with shipboard routine and the duties and skills of a seaman, during the second phase, they should become familiar with the duties of the watchkeeper and during the third phase, they should actively assist the officer of the watch in watchkeeping duties on the bridge and deck. An essential part of the learners' industrial service is the ""Navigating Cadet's Deck Training Manual"" issued by the Department of Transport. Leaners will submit to faculty, progress and project reports as required. Phase 1 - May to August following Academic year 1. Phase 2 - May to October – following Academic year 2. Phase 3 - May to completion of 12 months of sea time.

MANT 3100 - Navigation Safety III, Level 1
This course is the third in a three-part series of courses designed to provide prospective mariners with a thorough knowledge of the content, application and intent of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea with Canadian Modifications generally referred to as the “Collision Regulations.” A thorough knowledge of the principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch regarding Watchkeeping at Sea and Watchkeeping in different circumstances including vessel at anchor and watchkeeping in port. It meets the requirements of IMO STCW and Transport Canada TP5562 “Nautical Cadet Training Program.”

MANT 3104 - General Seamanship – Oral Prep I
This course deals with the responsibilities of the Officer of the Watch with regard to bridge procedures, vessel manoeuvring, cargo handling, vessel inspections, and emergencies. This course also gives a broad overview of legislative requirements under IMO and Transport Canada such as SOLAS, MARPOL, ISM, ISPS, and MOHS. It also reviews seamanship skills and deck operations. The course is roughly balanced among classroom, simulator, and shop-based activities. Where feasible, tours/ field trips will be arranged to provide additional context for lectures.

MANT 3201 - Ship Construction and Stability II, Level 4
This course is the second course in a three-part series of classroom-based courses delivered through lecture, demonstration and practice exercises providing the knowledge base required to achieve the competency required under the STCW with respect to maintaining the seaworthiness of the ship. These courses encompass the requisite knowledge involved in maintaining the watertight integrity of the vessel, the distribution of shipboard weights to ensure a safe margin of stability at all times, the maintenance of stress within acceptable levels and a broad introduction into the construction and unique features of diverse ship designs.

MANT 3203 - Celestial Navigation Astro, Level 2
Celestial Navigation ASTRO 2 is a classroom-based Transport Canada approved module designed to provide prospective mariners with an understanding of Nautical Astronomy and its use in position-finding through the processes of celestial navigation. This module consists of introductory lectures on the calculation and observation processes in a logical progression supported by digital media. Each topic is reinforced by practical exercises ranging from the written descriptive to the highly computational. Theoretical components are combined with hands-on sextant work.

MANT 3300 - Ship Construction and Stability III, Level 4
This course is the third course in a three-part series of classroom-based courses delivered through lecture, demonstration and practice exercises providing the sound knowledge base required to achieve the competency required under STCW with respect to maintaining the seaworthiness of the ship. These courses encompass the requisite knowledge involved in maintaining the watertight integrity of the vessel, the distribution of shipboard weights to ensure a safe margin of stability at all times, the maintenance of stress within acceptable levels and a broad introduction into the construction and unique features of diverse ship designs.

MANT 3301 - Cargo III, Level 2
This course is the third in a four-part series designed to provide prospective ship officers with the principles and precautions involved in involved in the loading, carrying and discharging diverse types of cargo.This course also deals with the considerations and techniques used in dealing with deck cargo, containerized cargo and refrigerated cargo. It also deals with the interpretation and application of regulations associated with these cargoes under the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS).This course is the third in a four- part series designed to provide prospective ship officers with the level of cargo handling knowledge and skills meeting the function: “Cargo Handling and Stowage at the Operational Level” as outlined in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and "Watchkeeping for Seafarers", STCW.

MANT 3302 - Cargo IV, Level 2
This course is the fourth in a four- part series designed to provide prospective ship officers with the level of cargo handling knowledge and skills meeting the function: “Cargo Handling and Stowage at the Operational Level” as outlined in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and "Watchkeeping for Seafarers", STCW.

MANT 3303 - Mathematics III
This is the third of several courses designed to equip Cadets with mathematical skills and knowledge commonly required in carrying out the duties of a watchkeeping officer. Each topic is introduced through a lecture and whiteboard demonstration followed by a number of academic exercises and completed with application exercises relating the topics and concepts to practical use for a deck officer.

MANT 3306 - General Ship Knowledge III, Level 3
This course is the final in a three-part series designed to introduce learners to the requirements of international conventions and effective management techniques in the conduct of safe and efficient vessels. This course provides all prospective navigation officers with a basic knowledge of the interpretation and application of the IMO conventions to which Canada is signatory.

MANT 3310 - General Seamanship - Oral Prep II
This is the second of two courses intended to prepare the cadet to successfully complete the requirements for a General Seamanship Oral exam to obtain a certificate as Officer of the Watch (OOW) under the International Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) and Transport Canada TP 5562.

MANT 7007 - Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)
This course is delivered in Nautical Institute navigation instrument laboratory. Learners will practice the use of electronic chart display and information systems on the functional equivalent of industry standard equipment. It is comprised of a mix of theory delivered by lecture, user skills delivered by demonstration and hands on skill-building exercises. MANT 7007 is an IMO model course 1.27 compliant, an EXN 24 certificate will be issued for Transport Canada purposes.

MEDC 1811 - Marine Basic First Aid
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. This course meets the requirements for first aid training as set out by Transport Canada and Workplace Occupational Health and Safety.

MEDC 1821 - STCW Basic Safety
This course provides all Seafarers with the basic understanding of the hazards associated with the Marine Environment and their own vessel; the prevention of shipboard incidents, including fire and procedures for abandonment. It provides Seafarers with the knowledge necessary to raise and react to alarms and to deal with emergencies. The course will ensure that all Seafarers are able to provide assistance in fire and abandonment in emergency situations. It will provide Seafarers with the knowledge and skills which will enable them to assist in their own survival and rescue. The course content meets Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeeping Seafarers, MED with respect to STCW Basic Safety (MED BST). This course also aligns with Transport Publication 5562 of the Transport Canada certification standard for officer cadets.

MEDC 1822 - Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats
This course is designed to provide seafarers with the basic understanding and knowledge of survival craft and rescue boats, other than fast rescue boats. It meets STCW 6.2 and Canadian requirements under Crewing Regulations for training of marine personnel - MED with respect to Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other than Fast Rescue Boats (MED SC). Participants will advance their knowledge of marine survival craft and associated equipment as well as prepare to manage crew and passengers during abandoning of a vessel, surviving at sea, and being rescued. The course includes: Introduction and Safety; Emergency Situations; Principles of Survival; Use of Personal Survival Equipment; Helicopter Rescue; Survival Craft and Rescue Boats; Launching Arrangements; Lifeboat Engine and Accessories; evacuation; Signalling Equipment and Pyrotechnics; Action Aboard a Survival Craft; Launching and Recovering Lifeboats; Life Raft Launching; Launching and Handling Survival Craft in Rough Weather; Radio Equipment.

MEDC 2812 - Marine Advanced First Aid
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. This course meets the requirements of first aid training as set out by Transport Canada and Workplace Occupational Health and Safety.

MEDC 2831 - Advanced Firefighting
This course in advanced firefighting techniques covers the skills necessary to determine fire hazards, fie monitoring and emergency leadership.

MMGT 2408 - Leadership and Teamwork Skills I
This course is intended to provide the learner with the knowledge, skill and understanding of leadership and teamwork at the operational level on board a ship. The learner will be introduced to related international maritime conventions, recommendations and national legislation as well as strategies for effective workload and resource management. Opportunity will be provided for the learner to apply decision-making techniques and elements of leadership and teamwork in a simulated environment.

PORT 510 - Sea Time Preparation and Reporting I
Sea Service Preparation and Reporting courses are intended to manage learner expectations and standards related to sea service training for navigation and engineering officers. This first course in the series provides basic information about the cadet process and requirements for completing training and sea service in the first year. It will include learning about the various documentation and certification requirements to undertake their first placement, an introduction to Nautical Institute’s industry partners, and the development of a professional portfolio and resume.

PORT 520 - Sea Time Preparation and Reporting II
Sea Service Preparation and Reporting courses are intended to manage learner expectations and standards related to sea service training for navigation and engineering officers. This second course in the series is intended to prepare learners for the upcoming first sea service placement. The focus will be on clarifying expectations and standards, strengthening learners’ abilities in the application process, and understanding the challenges and opportunities of extensive life onboard a vessel.

SAFE 1000 - Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
This course offers learners basic overview of WHMIS principles and establishes a solid foundation to support workplace-specific training on the safe storage and handling of controlled/hazardous products. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive basic WHMIS certification.

SAFE 1001 - Introduction to NS OH&S Act
This course offers students an introduction to the Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Act of Nova Scotia, which is required by any person employed in a Nova Scotia workplace. This is a generic, introductory course that provides basic knowledge of the Act for students and is considered to be the basis from which more specific training can be given.

SAFE 1020 - Introduction to Confined Space
The learner is introduced to the basic requirements and procedures involved with confined spaces. The definition and associated hazards of confined space are discussed as well as methods of confined space rescue. The course material is to be infused throughout the curriculum and may be delivered in the classroom, shop or other opportunity as designed and developed by the instructor.

SAFE 1021 - Introduction to Hazard Identification
The learners are introduced to the types of hazards encountered in workplaces and the approach that should be followed when recommending and implementing appropriate controls. Two key elements of Hazard Identification are addressed: Hazard Assessment and Inspection. The Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act is discussed. The course material is to be infused throughout the curriculum and may be delivered in the classroom, shop or other opportunity as designed and developed by the instructor.

SAFE 1023 - Introduction to Lock Out/Tag Out
Lock-out Tag Out introduces the learner to the hazards related to energized systems and procedures to ensure worker safety. Related legislation and risk management is discussed and the learner is exposed to the various types of lock-out devices. The course material is to be infused throughout the curriculum and may be delivered in the classroom, shop or other opportunity as designed and developed by the instructor.

SAFE 1024 - Introduction to Respiratory Protection
The learner is introduced to the potential of atmospheric hazards in the workplace and the available personal protection and control methods to maintain a safe work environment. Discussion includes identification and testing for atmospheric hazards and workplace respiratory programs. The learner will be given the opportunity to select, use and maintain respiratory equipment. The course material is to be infused throughout the curriculum and may be delivered in the classroom, shop or other opportunity as designed and developed by the instructor.

SAFE 1025 - Certified Fall Arrest and Protection
This course provides participants with an understanding of the hazards associated with working from heights and compliance with Workplace Health and Safety Regulations (2013). Throughout the course, participants will gain experience in the donning of a harness, an overview and presentation of system components involved when working from heights and learn how to complete a fall calculation and emergency procedures.

SAFE 1031 - H2S Alive
This course is an industry recognized and industry certified course that meets the standard set by the H2S Examination and Certification Committee. It is delivered under the Competency-based model of instruction. Learners must satisfactorily complete a written test and demonstrate skills taught. Successful participants are certified by ENFORM.

SAFE 1040 - Safe and Substance-free Transportation
The learner is introduced to the basic requirements and procedures involved with ensuring the safest possible workplace by substance free employees. The intent is to prohibit the use of substances through three major avenues: education, drug testing and access to employee assistance programs. To achieve this goal, the trend today is towards a policy of zero tolerance of prohibited substances. The course material is to be infused throughout the curriculum and may be delivered in the classroom, shop or other opportunity as designed and developed by the instructor.

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