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Programs are laid out in accordance with the Shipping Act 2001, Marine Personnel Regulations. All of our courses are open to the public with their respective prerequisites listed in the course descriptions.

Click on the program you are interested in to see a list of required courses.

Chief Mate 500T, Domestic

When you complete your training and have successfully been rewarded the Chief Mate, 500 Gross Tonnes Domestic Certificate of Competency by Transport Canada, you’ll qualify as:

  • Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnes, Near Coastal Voyage, Class 2; or
  • Chief Mate 3000 Gross Tonnes in Sheltered Waters Voyage.
Course Code Dates Hours Comments
Chartwork & Pilotage, Level 2 NAUT CP2 Sep 5–Oct 31, 2017
Mar 21–May 16, 2018
180 NS1 & CP2 are taken together
Navigation Safety, Level 1 NAUT NS1 Jan 3–Feb 6, 2018
Mar 21–May 16, 2018
60
Simulated Electronic Navigation 1A NAUT SEN1A Nov 6–Dec 4, 2017 120  
Simulated Electronic Navigation 1B   Nov 28–Dec 14, 2016   Bookings arranged at BCIT for Camosun students
NS1 & CP2 are pre-requisites
Ship Construction & Stability 3 NAUT SCS3 Jan 3–Feb 23, 2018 180  
Radio Operator Certificate* ROC-MC TBD 28 Continuing Education Course
Meteorology, Level 1 NAUT MET1 Jan 3–Feb 6, 2018
May 22–June 18, 2018
120  
Communications, Level 1 NAUT COM1 May 12 – June 20, 2016
Mar 19–Apr 26, 2018
20  
General Ship Knowledge, Level 3 NAUT GSK3 May 12 – June 20, 2014
Mar 19–Apr 26, 2018
120  
Marine Advanced First Aid*   TBD   Continuing Education Course
Marine Emergency Duties Training   Not currently offered    

*ROC-MC and Marine Advanced First Aid are regularly scheduled by the Continuing Education (CE) Department. Please consult the CE calendar and website for up-to-date schedules.

To successfully receive a Certificate of Competency by Transport Canada you must acquire sea service and/or necessary certifications as outlined by the marine personnel regulations document. Learn more.

Master, Limited 60T

As a Master, Limited 60T Transport Canada Certificate of Competency holder, you’ll be responsible for a vessel of 60T or less.

Course Code Dates Hours Comments
Chartwork & Pilotage, Level 1 NAUT CP1 Jan 3–Feb 6, 2018 90 NS1 & CP1 are taken together
Navigation Safety, Level 1 NAUT NS1 Jan 3–Feb 6, 2018
Mar 21–May 16, 2018
60
Radio Operator Certificate* ROC-MC TBD 28 Continuing Education Course
Marine Emergency Duties Training (Basic Training)* MED A1/A2 TBD   Continuing Education Course
A2 is optional
Marine Basic First Aid*   TBD   Continuing Education Course

*ROC-MC, MED A1/A2 and Marine Basic First Aid are regularly scheduled by the Continuing Education (CE) Department. Please consult the CE calendar and website for up-to-date schedules.

To successfully receive a Certificate of Competency by Transport Canada you must acquire sea service and/or necessary certifications as outlined by the marine personnel regulations document. Learn more.

Master 150T, Domestic

As a Master 150 Gross Tonnes, Domestic Certificate of Competency mariner you are trained to be:

    • Master mariner 150 Gross Tonnes, Near Coastal Voyages; or
  • Master 500 Gross Tonnes in Sheltered Waters Voyages.
Course Code Dates Hours Comments
Chartwork & Pilotage, Level 2 NAUT CP2 Sep 5–Oct 31, 2017
Mar 21–May 16, 2018
180 NS1 & CP2 are taken together
Navigation Safety, Level 1 NAUT NS1 Jan 3–Feb 6, 2018
Mar 21–May 16, 2018
60
Ship Construction & Stability 3 NAUT SCS3 Jan 3–Feb 23, 2018 180  
Simulated Electronic Navigation Limited* SEN L Nov 28-Dec 2, 2016 32 Continuing Education Course
Radio Operator Certificate* ROC-MC TBD 28 Continuing Education Course
General Ship Knowledge, Level 3 NAUT GSK3 May 12 – June 20, 2016
Mar 19–Apr 26, 2018
120  
Meteorology, Level 1 NAUT MET1 Jan 3–Feb 6, 2018
May 22–June 18, 2018
120  
Marine Advanced First Aid*   TBD   Continuing Education Course
Marine Emergency Duties Training        

*SEN L, ROC-MC and Marine Advanced First Aid are regularly scheduled by the Continuing Education (CE) Department. Please consult the CE calendar and website for up-to-date schedules.

To successfully receive a Certificate of Competency by Transport Canada you must acquire sea service and/or necessary certifications as outlined by the marine personnel regulations document. Learn more.

Master 500T, Domestic

As a Master 500 Gross Tonnes, Domestic Certificate of Competency by Transport Canada mariner you are trained to be:

  • Master 500 Gross Tonnes, Near Coastal Voyage, Class 2;
  • Chief Master 3000 Gross Tonnes, Near Coastal Voyage, Class 2; or
  • Master 3000 Gross Tonnes in Sheltered Waters Voyages.
Course Code Dates Hours Comments
Ship Construction & Stability 3 NAUT SCS3 Jan 3–Feb 23, 2018 180  
Simulated Electronic Navigation, Level 1A NAUT SEN1A Nov 6–Dec 4, 2017 120
Simulated Electronic Navigation, Level 1B   Nov. 28 – Dec. 14, 2016   Bookings arranged at BCIT for Camosun students
NS1 & CP2 and ROC-MC are pre-requisites
Radio Operator Certificate* ROC-MC TBD 28 Continuing Education Course
Ship Management, Level 2 NAUT SM3 May 28–June 22, 2018 120 Currently not offered
May be substituted by Ship Management, Level 3
Cargo, Level 1 NAUT CG1 Cargo, Level 2:
Feb 13–Mar 13, 2018
120 Currently not offered
May be substituted by Cargo, Level 2
Meteorology, Level 1 NAUT MET1 Jan 3–Feb 6, 2018
May 22–June 18, 2018
120  
General Ship Knowledge, Level 3 NAUT GSK3 May 12 – June 20, 2016
Mar 19–Apr 26, 2018
120  
Communications, Level 1 NAUT COM1 May 12 – June 20, 2016 Mar 19–Apr 26, 2018 20  
Marine Advanced First Aid*   TBD   Continuing Education Course
Marine Emergency Duties Training        
Engineering Knowledge, Level 1       

*ROC-MC and Marine Advanced First Aid are regularly scheduled by the Continuing Education (CE) Department. Please consult the CE calendar and website for up-to-date schedules.

To successfully receive a Certificate of Competency by Transport Canada you must acquire sea service and/or necessary certifications as outlined by the marine personnel regulations document. Learn more.

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