Marine Professional Training

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1 yrs
This programme provides competency-based training (CBT) opportunities to persons seeking entry-level employment positions within the Marine Industry, for the British Virgin Islands (BVI), or elsewhere. CBT workshops cover BVI Marine Industry required skills and disciplines including marine service technologies, maritime commercial licensing, small boat navigation, sailing and handling, environmental best management practices, swimming proficiency, Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) certification and customer service/hospitality skills training. This course combines 2 months of college workshops/courses and an additional 2 months of apprenticeship. Careers: Graduates can qualify for jobs as listed below: Deck Hand – Charter Yacht Steward, Flotilla Host or Engineer, Ferry/Excursion Boat Assistant; Dock Hand – Marina or Fuel Dock Attendant, Yacht Cleaner and/or Briefer; Boatyard Hand – Technical Assistant or Chandlery/Shop Assistant; Port Hand – BVI Pilot Vessel/RVIPF Marine Division/HM Customs Vessel Assistant, BVI Ports Authority, Shipping Registry or Parks Trust Assistant.
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Suggested Sequence of Courses
Semester 1
MPT 101
American Boating and Yacht Council Lab (ABYC)
6 Credits
MPT 105
Intro. to Swimming
1 Credits
MPT 107
Essential Navigation and Seamanship Theory (ENAS)
1 Credits
MPT 115
Intro. to Sailing BKB101
1 Credits
HRM 105
Intro. to Customer Service
1 Credits
AMS 131
3 Credits
MPT 139
3 Credits

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