Course offerings for commercial mariners

06.29.2017 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

Center features courses using newly installed Kongsberg Neptune Engine Room Simulation Suite

PASADENA, Texas – Registration is open for courses for commercial mariners at the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center. These U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)-approved courses come with completion certificates that qualify mariners to take exams to meet current USCG regulations.

The Kongsberg Neptune Engine Room Simulation Suite has been installed and is now open for training. This simulation provides the ability to deliver Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch (OICEW) - Instrumentation and Assessments and OICEW- Electrical Machinery and Basic Electronics and Assessments. This is in addition to the three Kongsberg Polaris full-mission bridge simulators. The Maritime Technology and Training Center also features a Transas NTPRO simulation suite with 24 student stations, a Transas TechSim Lab, and a Vortex full-motion crane simulator.

Courses for commercial mariners are offered throughout the year at the Center. The following list includes courses starting in July and August.

Able Bodied Seaman: July 17-21 and Aug. 21-25
Advanced Fire Fighting: July 10-13 and Aug. 14-17
Advanced Stability: July 10-14
Apprentice Mate: July 31-Aug. 16
Apprentice Mate (Steering) Western Routes-Upgrade: July 13-14 and Aug. 17-18
Automatic Radar Plotter Aid (ARPA): July 10-14, July 31-Aug. 3, Aug. 28-31
Basic Fire Fighting: Aug. 7-9
Basic Safety Refresher: Aug. 7-9
Basic Safety Revalidation: Aug. 8
Bridge Resource Management (non-simulator): Aug. 7-9
DDE Unlimited HP: Aug. 14-Sept. 8
Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS): July 10-14, July 24-28, Aug. 7-11, Aug. 21-25
Engine Room Resource Management: July 31-Aug. 4 and Aug. 28-Sept. 1
First Aid and CPR: July 5 and Aug. 9
Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS): July 17-27 and Aug. 21-31
Leadership and Managerial Skills: July 10-14, July 31-Aug. 4, Aug. 21-25
Leadership and Teamwork: Aug. 10
Master 100 Tons/Mate 200 Tons: July 31-Aug. 11
Management of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (MEECE): July 17-21 and Aug. 14-18
Medical Care Person in Charge: July 17-21
Medical Care Provider: July 10-13
OICEW-Electrical Machinary and Basic Electronics with Assessments: July 17-Aug. 11
Personal Survival Techniques: Aug. 10-11
Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities: July 7 and Aug. 11
Proficiency in Survival Craft (lifeboat): July 24-27 and Aug. 28-31
Qualified Member of the Engineering Dept., Oiler (QMED): Aug. 14-Sept. 8
Radar Observer-Inland: July 17-20 and Aug. 14-17
Radar Observer-Unlimited: July 17-21 and Aug. 14-18
Radar Observer Renewal: July 20 and Aug. 17
Ratings Forming Part of Navigational Watch (lookout only): July 27
Search and Rescue: July 19-20
Ship Management: Aug. 14-18
Tankerman PIC- Barge (DL): July 31- Aug. 4
Tankerman PIC-Tankship: July 31-Aug. 4
Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation: Aug. 14-Sept. 1
Train the Trainer: July 24-28
Upgrade-Master, 100 GRT to Master, 200 GRT: July 10-12
Upgrade to Apprentice Mate: July 12-13 and Aug. 16-17
Vessel Personnel with Specific Security Duties (VPSSD): July 19 and Aug. 30
Vessel Security Officer (VSO): July 17-18
Watchkeeping (operational level): July 10-28

The San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus is located at 3700 Old State Highway 146 in La Porte, Texas, 77571. To register for classes, visit Tours of the facility and classes may also be scheduled by calling 281-459-5483.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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