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Note: The STCW MED Refresher Training Courses are currently not available at Camosun. Contact Transport Canada - Marine Safety for information on course providers currently offering these courses.

For more information or to put your name on an interest list for future courses,contact Trades & Technology, Continuing Education at 250-370-4563 or ttce@camosun.ca.

Nautical Leadership and Management Skills New

On completion of this course, the trainee should be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and understanding of Leadership and Managerial Skills for working effectively at the Management level on board a ship as per the requirements of STCW 2010 Manila Amendments and Transport Canada TP 15337E. The knowledge, understanding and proficiency includes:

  • How to effectively manage shipboard personnel and their training
  • How to effectively manage workload and stress and fatigue
  • Effective resource management and decision making
Pre-requsities:Students must have a certificate of competency at least at the officer level (Nautical, Engineering or Electro-tech) and at least 6 months of sea service after acquiring a certificate of competency at the officer level 2018F TTMT 626V 001 • Sep 17 - Sep 21 (5 sessions) • Amanda Slade
  • Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri • 9:15am-5:15pm • Interurban
  • $1350

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Nautical Leadership and Teamwork New

Develop your leadership and teamwork skills at the operational level on board a ship. The focus of this Transport Canada approved course is on controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board. 

2018S TTMT 625V 001 • May 28 - May 31 (4 sessions) • Jacqueline Randen
  • Mon Tues Wed • 9:15am-5:15pm • Interurban
  • Thur • 9:15am-3:45pm • Interurban
  • $700

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Intro to Nautical Careers

Does a career in the maritime industry interest you? Join us for this 3.5 hour information session as we overview the maritime industry and nautical careers, the opportunities and lifestyles offered, the requirements for training as a commercial seafarer, and how you can get started!

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Marine Basic First Aid

Meeting Transport Canada's requirement for fishing, passenger vessel, and other marine industries, this two-day course includes First Aid and CPR. Upon completion you will have your Marine Basic First Aid certificate as well as the skills and knowledge needed to respond to cardiovascular and breathing emergencies. All course materials are included in the tuition. Certification length - 5 years. Required: Bring your government-issued photo ID to class to present to instructor. 

2018S TTMT 451V 001 • May 28 - May 29 (2 sessions) • Heartsafe Emerg. Med. S
  • Mon Tues • 8:30am-5:00pm • Interurban
  • $250

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Marine Advanced First Aid

This course provides a comprehensive First Aid & CPR curriculum with scenarios taken from the marine/fishing industry and is a Transport Canada required course for many marine certifications. Transport Canada web site states the marine advanced certification is required by: "Any person who wants to obtain a Master´s or Officer´s certificate or endorsement; or the person designated to provide first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near coastal voyage, class 1 or unlimited voyage". Certification length - 5 years.   Required: Bring a government-issued photo ID to present to the instructor at the start of class.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Bridge Resource Management (BRM)

For Masters, Navigating Officers, & Bridge Watch Keepers. Focus is on the practical skills required to ensure the safety of the ship, its personnel and cargo, and the protection of the environment. Topics include Bridge Resource Management (BRM) concepts; error chain and situational awareness; bridge organization, leadership, and teamwork; Pilot and crew relationship; passage planning, execution, and recording; effective communication skills; and emergency preparedness. Prerequisites: Certificate of Competency and sea experience. BRING TO CLASS: Your Candidate Document Number (CDN), a copy of your Certificate of Competency, and government-issued photo ID to present to instructor.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems (ECDIS)

Using IMO's performance standards and recognized by Transport Canada, the course introduces ECDIS: setting up and maintaining equipment & display; basic navigation functions and using ECDIS to set up and monitor a route and ensure a safe navigational watch. Prerequisites: computer experience with windows, prior experience with nautical chartwork. Requirement: Bring a Candidate Document Number (CDN), and photo ID to present to instructor. (Contact Transport Canada, 250-363-0394 to obtain your CDN).

2018S TTMT 619V 001 • Jun 25 - Jun 29 (5 sessions) • Richard Worrall
  • Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri • 8:30am-5:30pm • Interurban
  • Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri • 8:30am-5:30pm • Interurban
  • $965

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ROC-MC (Maritime Commercial)

The Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime Commercial (ROC-MC) is required for mariners serving on commercial vessels fitted with Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS). This four-day, hands-on course is approved by Industry Canada and includes both theory and practical study. Class size is limited and early registration is recommended!

2018S TTMT 612V 001 • Jun 19 - Jun 22 (4 sessions) • Jacqueline Randen
  • Tues Wed Thur Fri • 8:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $625

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Simulated Electronic Navigation Limited (SEN L)

Required for Fishing Masters and officers of commercial vessels, this course provides a Simulated Electronic Navigation Certificate, recognized by Transport Canada. Topics include the fundamental principles of Radar, factors affecting Radar detection, plotting and charting practices; and collision avoidance and safety margins. Course materials are included in tuition. PREREQUISITE: Fishing Master IV Certificate of Service with knowledge of chart work.  Requirement: Bring a Candidate Document Number (CDN), and photo ID to present to instructor. (Contact Transport Canada, 250-363-0394 to obtain your CDN).

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Small Vessel Operator (SVOP)

Recognized for certification through Transport Canada, this course is a requirement for seafarers working on small commercial vessels. Topics include collision regulations, seamanship, marine weather, charts and navigation, and vessel stability. Course materials are included in tuition. REQUIRED: Bring a government-issued photo ID to class to present to instructor.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Marine Emergency Duties MED A3 (Small Non-Pleasure Vessel Safety)

The MED A3 course is the minimum of MED courses offered with eight hours of classroom only. Please contact Transport Canada to determine if MED A3 is sufficient to meet your needs. Camosun offers A3 on demand for employee or small group training. To arrange a MED A3 course for your group or organization, contact the School of Trades & Technology, Continuing Education, 250-370-4221 or ttce@camosun.bc.ca

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Marine Emergency Duties MED A1 (Basic Safety)

Recognized by Transport Canada, this three day course provides seafarers on larger commercial vessels with an understanding of the hazards associated with the marine environment and develops skills to cope with emergency situations. Topics include emergency response, lifesaving appliances, and survival rescue with practical pool and fire-fighting sessions. All course materials are included in tuition. COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Physical participation, including lifting and carrying equipment and treading water, is required for practical pool and firefighting exercises. Bring government issued photo ID to present to instructor. To confirm the level of MED required for your industry, you may contact Transport Canada at 250-363-0394.

2018S TTMT 600V 001 • May 22 - May 24 (3 sessions) • James Steele
  • Tues Wed Thur • 8:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $655

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Marine Emergency Duties Training MED A2 (Small Passenger-Carrying Vessel Safety)

Recognized by Transport Canada, students completing this course receive credit for both MED A1 & MED A2. This four-day course is designed to provide safety related skills associated with small commercial boat operation and ensuring the safety of passengers. Increase your knowledge of hazards associated with the marine environment, develop skills to assist passengers to survive in an emergency, and learn to maintain safety equipment and keep safety records. Includes pool and firefighting practical sessions. All course material is included in tuition. COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Physical participation is required, including lifting equipment and treading water for practical in pool and fire fighting sessions. Bring government-issued photo ID to class to present to instructor. To confirm the level of MED required for your industry, you may contact Transport Canada at 250-363-0394).

2018S TTMT 601V 001 • May 22 - May 25 (4 sessions) • Richard Worrall
  • Tues Wed Thur Fri • 8:30am-4:30pm • Interurban
  • $695

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