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Global Maritime Distress Safety Systems – General Operator Certificate (GMDSS-GOC) (MARI 7018)

Credit Course
70 hours
See the Schedule section below
Delivery options:
In person
Strait Area Campus (Nautical Institute)
Registration info

Course overview

This course is intended for mariners serving on vessels operating in all sea areas (GMDSS A1, A2, A3 and A4 Sea Areas). The GOC is compliant with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW 95 Regulation IV/2). Students will practice the use of communications devices 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. The material presented in this course covers the scope of the training and assessment requirements for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System - General Operator Certificate (GMDSS-GOC).

Condition: A 1” x 1 ¼” photo with signature on back will be required for issuance/reissuance or replacement of certificate. Candidates must be 18 years or older.

Costs and fees

A College Services Fee and Student Association Fee will apply for part-time students registered in credit courses. In some instances, offerings of the same course across multiple terms may have a differing cost. For more information, please visit Costs & Fees.


Strait Area Campus (Nautical Institute)
Class # 1517
Feb 09 - 24, 2023
Strait Area Campus
In person This course is delivered on-campus or at a learning site.
Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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