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.
Recognizing prior learning / transfer credits
If you have previous learning (course, employment, etc...) that's relevant to your program, you may be able to apply to earn credit. Not all programs are eligible. Learn about our recognizing prior learning (RPL) process.
MARI 1061 - General Seamanship Fishing Master Fourth Class
This course prepares students to demonstrate appropriate responses, anticipations and reactions to a range of routine, non-routine and contingency scenarios based on the perspective of the duties and responsibilities associated with the Fishing Master, Fourth Class certificate.
MARI 7000 - Marine Advanced First Aid
This course meets Transport Canada Training Program Standards in Marine First Aid (TP 13008E) for certification of Seafarers, (Officers and Watchkeepers). This course covers a variety of topics including Body Structure and Function, Toxicological Hazards, Spinal Injuries, Burns, Fractures, Hypothermia, Pharmacology, Sterilization and Cardiac Arrest. Candidates will be required to complete a written exam and perform a variety of practical skills.
MARI 7012 - Chartwork and Pilotage 1
This course teaches how to plan and conduct safe navigation through the interpretation and use of nautical charts and publications, including study of the Canadian Aids to navigation system. Students will learn to use various methods to determine a vessel’s position. Accurate record keeping of vessel’s progress will be highlighted including how to determine and correct for compass errors.
MARI 7019 - Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime Commercial (GMDSS-ROC-MC)
This Industry Canada approved course will enable radio station personnel to efficiently utilize aspects of the GMDSS communications systems applicable to Sea Area 1 operations. This course adheres to the fundamental recommendations for training of maritime radio personnel as outlined in the Industry Canada RIC-25. Upon successful completion of this course, ROC-MC Certificates will be issued.
MARI 7121 - Navigation Safety 1
This course provides thorough knowledge of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea with Canadian Modifications, generally referred to as the “Collision Regulations” that will allow participants to apply the rules in practical situations. In addition, students will develop an understanding of the principles to be observed when carrying out a navigational watch as outlined in the STCW Code.
MARI 7127 - Ship Construction and Stability 1
This course introduces basic vessel construction theory and terminology. Students will learn about vessel stability principles which allow for safe vessel operation in many environmental conditions. Hull integrity, vessel maintenance and anti-rolling devices will also be explored.
MARI 7143 - Simulated Electronic Navigation - Limited
Students in this course will learn to use typical navigation electronic equipment found on board a coastal vessel. RADAR, marine compasses, and GPS / DGPS will be reviewed, and situational awareness will be discussed.
MARI 7210 - Practical Fisheries Operations
Develop hands-on skills related to tying and splicing ropes, maintaining fishing gear, and completing minor vessel repairs. Students will also learn about harvesting and conservation techniques used in the industry.
MARI 7211 - Fisheries Safety Awareness
This course introduces a variety of safety concepts and practices for operating a small fishing vessel. Safety as it relates to people, environment and equipment will be introduced. Training in a variety of topics will be provided including, first aid, emergency duties, safe and respectful workplaces including safe and substance free transportation, and marine mental health first aid.
MARI 7212 - Leadership and Entrepreneurship for Fisheries
This course focuses on leadership and entrepreneurship in the fishing industry. It introduces a wide variety of topics in areas of fisheries business, regulation, and policy as well as social and economic factors affecting current and future fisheries trends.
MARI 7213 - Practical Sea Phase
This course provides the student with an opportunity to apply theory learned in the program and develop practical skills through completion of tasks detailed in an onboard training book. Tasks will span Familiarization and Safety, practical on deck fishing and wheelhouse operations. Sea time approved by Transport Canada can be credited towards the Fishing Master Certificate of Competency.
SAFE 1045 - Safe and Substance Free Marine Workplace
Safe workplaces are everyone’s responsibility. Workplace statistics indicate that substance use directly and indirectly impacts performance and safety. This course will help students identify the impacts of substance use and impairment on safety in the marine workplace, as well as ways regulations, policies, procedures, and resources can protect everyone.