US Merchant Marine Officer - Professional Boat Captain, Continuing Education Certificate
Professional Boat Captains are responsible for piloting a variety of boats for commercial purposes such as charter boats, dinner cruises, water taxis and assistance towing. Classes cover navigation, general deck safety, rules of the nautical road, lights, shapes and signals, and the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR).
Students will earn a CCBC Workforce Training Certificate and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).
Students will be prepared to apply for a Professional Boat Captain license by the U.S. Coast Guard (testing is done in class).
Certifying Organization: U.S. Coast Guard www.gocoastguard.com
Financial Aid and Payment Options
Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development
5 weeks (evening and Saturday classes)
Courses are offered in Fall, Winter & Spring at CCBC Dundalk.
The U.S. Coast Guard has several prerequisites for licensing which include CPR/First Aid and Drug Testing.
To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application. An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.
Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.
Student must complete all course work.
Skills for Success:
Students must possess the ability to make prudent and rational decisions that affect the safety of others based on a changing environment.
Captain of a Charter Boat, Water Taxi, Tour Boat and Delivery Boat.
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Prior Learning Assessment
This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.