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Industry approved Marine Training Certification taught by industry professionals.

Advance your career as a professional seafarer or get the skills for an exciting, in-demand career at sea.

With over 40 years of providing outstanding real-world training to thousands of seafarers, Camosun continues to deliver the practical skills, support and education you want to get the industry certification you need.

Our instructors are professional mariners with decades of experience. They have the information and experience to help you make informed career decisions, with up-to-date knowledge on the latest regulations from Transport Canada, Industry Canada, and the provincial government.

Nautical Careers

Courses range from Basic Safety Training to long duration courses leading to a Certificate of Competency as Master or Mate, issued by Transport Canada, Marine Safety Branch.

An outline of the examination and certification structure administered by Transport Canada, Marine Safety Branch is a great resource if you are considering a career in shipping.

To determine eligibility to write examinations, including assessment of sea service, eye sight and medical requirements and to establish which examinations must be written to complete a certificate contact your local Transport Canada, Marine Safety office with the name of the certificate sought.

Note Transport Canada approved re-write is now possible in compliance with the Nautical deptartment QMS policy.

Nautical Course Schedule 2020

All courses located at Camosun College, Interurban campus.

Questions? Contact Camosun Continuing Education

Bridge Watch Rating Program

Indigenous people and women are invited to participate in the fully-funded Bridge Watch Rating program

Course Name Course Code Course Dates Remarks Prerequisites Cost Register
Chart Work and Pilotage 1 CP1 Jan 27-Feb 11, 2020
    $362.70 Register
Electronic Positioning Systems EPS Jan 6-21, 2020
    $378 Register
Ship Construction and Stability 3 SCS3 Jan 6-Feb 24, 2020
Not BCA MATH 058 recommended $725.40
Ship Construction and Stability 4 SCS4 Jan 6-Feb 24, 2020
  MATH 058 recommended $725.40
Ship Construction and Stability 5 SCS5 Mar 30-May 25, 2020
  MATH 058 recommended $1,088.10 Register
Simulated Electronic Navigation Limited
TTMT 618V Jun 1-5, 2020
    $965 Register
ROC MC (Maritime Commercial) TTMT 612V Apr 27-29, 2020
    $625 Register

All courses are block credit approved (BCA) unless otherwise stated. The final exam will be held by the nautical department, students will be issued an approved TC training certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Find other courses in Nautical and Marine

If the course you're looking for isn't currently running, sign up for the interest list, and we will notify you when the course is open for registration.

Questions? Contact Camosun Continuing Education

Marine Certification

Refer to the Marine Personnel Regulations made pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act 2001 for information on Marine Certification.

A Candidate Document Number (CDN) is required by Transport Canada prior to issuing training certificates. It is strongly recommended that you contact Transport Canada and obtain a CDN prior to taking a course.

Nautical Awards

Congratulations to David Rutherford, recipient of the Watchkeeping Mate Award of Excellence for earning the highest aggregate marks on the Transport Canada examinations this year. This award was jointly provided by BC Ferries and the Thermopylae Club.

David also received the Marine Technology Award in Nautical Continuous Education, as the Nautical CE student who demonstrated the most interest in continuous education and improvement of knowledge.

For more information on financial awards available to students in Nautical training, please see the School of Trades & Technology Awards.

L to R: Morteza Peivast (Program Leader, Camosun Nautical Dept), David Rutherford (Nautical student), Fred Fowler (BC Ferries) and Michael Derry (The Thermopylae Club)

Last updated: April 8, 2020 9:14 am

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