Get your Professional Captain’s License!

Captain's Licensing Course (VOA 079)
Prepare for the U.S. Coast Guard Captain's License test (masters level). This comprehensive review covers all aspects of the commercial operation of Coast Guard-inspected passenger carrying vessels. Topics include rules of the road, deck general and safety, chart reading, plotting, T-Boat regulations, watch-keeping, trim and stability, and ship construction. (Testing done on campus.)

The course takes about 100 hours of instruction and testing. It is usually offered in evening and weekend classes.

License holders are eligible to operate all types of vessels for hire including fishing charters, water taxis, and vessel deliveries.