Nautical Training Transport Canada Certified
Prepare for a career at sea
With the Nautical Training programs, you will gain skills for an exciting, in-demand career while becoming part of a special international network of contacts and associates.
Note Transport Canada approved re-write is now possible in compliance with the Nautical deptartment QMS policy.
Nautical Base Training
- All courses run from 0800 hours to 1700 hours each day.
- Please check the prerequisite for each course before registering in a class (always check with your local Transport Canada office to make sure you are registering into the right course with the right prerequisites).
- All courses have a capacity of 20 students, except SEN-O, which has a capacity of 8 students.
Contact Registration at 250-370-3550 to register for the following (non-CE) courses.
2018/19 Course Schedule
|Course Code||Course Name||Start–End Dates||Remarks||Prerequisite|
|CP1&2||Chart Work and Pilotage 1 & 2||Sep 17-Oct 18, 2018||BCA||CP 1 is 90 hours|
|MET1&2||Meteorology 1 & 2||Oct 1-22, 2018||BCA|
|NS1||Navigation Safety 1||Oct 22-31, 2018|
|CG2||Cargo Work 2||Oct 24-Nov 14, 2018||BCA|
|EPS||Electronic Positioning Systems||Nov 1-19, 2018||BCA (subject to TC approval)||CP2, NS1|
|SEN-O||Simulated Electronic Navigation–Operational||Nov 21-Dec 11, 2018||(subject to TC approval)||EPS, ROC-MC, CP2, NS1, L&TW, 6 months of sea time|
|SCS3||Ship Construction and Stability 3||Nov 19-Dec 14, 2018||Not BCA||MATH 058 recommended|
|SCS3&4||Ship Construction and Stability 3 & 4||Jan 7-Feb 22, 2019||BCA||MATH 058 recommended|
|CP1&2||Chart Work and Pilotage 1 & 2||Jan 7-Feb 6, 2019||BCA||CP 1 is 90 hours|
|NS1||Navigation Safety 1||Feb 11-21, 2019|
|SEN-O||Simulated Electronic Navigation–Operational||Feb 25-Mar 15, 2019||(subject to TC approval)||EPS, ROC-MC, CP2, NS1, L&TW, 6 months of sea time|
|CG2||Cargo Work 2||Feb 25-Mar15, 2019||BCA|
|SCS5||Ship Construction and Stability 5||Mar 25-May 13, 2019||BCA||MATH 058 recommended|
|MET1&2||Meteorology 1 & 2||Apr 1-23, 2019||BCA|
|GSK3||General Ship Knowledge 3||May 1-22, 2019||Not BCA|
|COMM||Communications||May 22-24, 2019|
Continuing Education (CE) Courses
The following courses are offered through Camosun's Continuing Education department.
|Course Code||Course Name||Prerequisite|
|INC||Intro to Nautical Careers|
|L&TW||Nautical Leadership and Teamwork|
|L&MS||Nautical Leadership and Management Skills||Certificate of competency at least at the officer level (Nautical, Engineering or Electro-tech), and at least 6 months of sea service|
|ECDIS||Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems||Computer experience with Windows, prior experience with nautical chartwork|
|SEN-L||Simulated Electronic Navigation–Limited||ROC-M or ROC-MC, Chart Work and Piloatge, and Navigation Safety at the level required for the COC|
|DVS||Domestic Vessel Safety|
|SVOP||Small Vessel Operator|
|MBFA||Marine Basic First Aid|
|MAFA||Marine Advanced First Aid|
|BRM||Bridge Resource Management||Certificate of Competency and sea experience|
|ROC-MC||Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime Commercial|
If you need more information about a certain course, contact one of the Nautical instructors:
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 PDF 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.
Master, Fishing Master, Deck Officer
Our programs are offered in conjunction with Transport Canada Marine Safety Branch.
Once you complete your program at Camosun and meet the requirements of Transport Canada, including obtaining experience at sea, you may be issued a Certificate of Competency PDF.
Refer to the Marine Personnel Regulations PDF 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.
Last updated: June 14, 2018 9:47 am