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FAC-082 Marine Basic First Aid & CPR C


The Marine Basic First Aid course meets defined Federal Transport Canada Marine Safety Training Standards for Marine First Aid. This course provides individuals with a basic training level of First Aid and CPR required by the Marine Industry. Certification is by the Canadian Red Cross with a certification period of three years.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Some previous knowledge of First Aid/ CPR is recommended, but not required.

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FAC-084 Marine Advanced First Aid & CPR C

40 hours


The Marine Advanced course will cover the Red Cross; first aid kit; body structure and function; toxicological hazards; examination of person or patient (oxygen administration); spinal Injuries; burns, scalds and effects of cold and heat; fractures, dislocations and muscular injuries; medical care of rescued persons; radio medical advice; pharmacology; sterilization and cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia. Certification is by Canadian Red Cross and is valid for three years.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Minimum of 16 years of age. Some previous  knowledge of Frist Aid/ CPR is recommended, but  not required.

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MED-003 Small Non-Pleasure Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (SDV-BS)


Gain the knowledge and skills required to operate small, non-pleasure vessels operating within 25 miles from shore (formerly MED A3). Topics include maritime hazards and emergencies, emergency response, firefighting, lifesaving equipment, abandonment, personal survival, signaling devices and rescue response. The goal of the course is to assist you in responding to marine emergencies in the coastal area.


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MED-032 Domestic Vessel Safety (DVS)


In addition to topics covered by the Basic Safety (SDV-BS) course, this Transport Canada approved course enables you to learn safety-related skills associated with small boat operation and ensuring the safety of passengers. These skills include assisting passengers to survive an emergency, maintenance of safety equipment, and safety record keeping. Note: Bring a towel and bathing suit for pool exercises.


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NAU-005 Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Training Course

26 hours


Gain the knowledge and skills required to operate small commercial vessels, other than tugs and fishing vessels, up to five gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal, class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, and for fishing vessels up to 15 gross tonnage or 12 meters overall length engaged on a near coastal, class 2 (including an inland voyage on Lake Superior or Lake Huron) or a sheltered waters voyage.


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NAU-014 Master, Limited/ Fishing Master IV

105 hours


This course is for those working towards their Master, Limited or Fishing Master, IV Class certification. The Master Limited certificate is required by masters of vessels up to 60 gross tonnage and is valid on passenger carrying vessels, work boats, and tugs of less than 60 gross tons. The Fishing Master, IV Class certificate is for masters of fishing vessels of not more than 100 gross tons engaged on near-coastal or sheltered waters voyages; or officer in charge of the watch of a fishing vessel of any tonnage engaged on near-coastal and sheltered waters voyages. This comprehensive course prepares mariners for writing two core Transport Canada exams, Navigation Safety Level 1 and Chartwork & Pilotage Level 1.


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NAU-016 Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime

7 hours


This seven-hour course will prepare you for the Department of Communications examination for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) (ROC-M).


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

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NAU-023 Ship Construction & Stability Level 3 (SCS 3)

160 hours


This course prepares students for Transport Canada examination on Ship Construction and Stability Level 3, as required towards Master 150 and 500 Gross Tonnage certification. Students will learn about the design and construction of various types of vessels and be able to perform stability calculations and interpret data from hydrostatic tables and curves. The courses covers topics such as stability and construction terminology; transverse stability and trim calculations, stability data for vessels and tugs; survivability of the vessel in case of flooding and damage control; and maintaining watertight integrity.


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NAU-030 Simulated Electronic Navigation Ltd

30 hours


This course is designed to provide the student with a practical knowledge of the application of the Collision Regulations and principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch while using Radar, Loran-C, GPS, Echo Sounder, a compass, and an Electronic Charting System. Each course participant must attend a minimum of 90% of lecture classes and 100% attendance is required during simulation exercises and evaluation. Participants must have prior training in topics such as basic Chart Work and Navigations Safety in order to have background knowledge required for the navigation of a vessel under simulated conditions.


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NAU-032 Chartwork and Pilotage 2

30 hours


This course prepares mariners for writing their Transport Canada Chartwork and Pilotage Level 2 exam, as required for Master 150Ton Domestic, Fishing Master 3rd Class, Chief Mate 500T Domestic and Watchkeeping Mate certifications. This course provides skills and practical application in subjects such as determining the ship's position by use of landmarks, Aids to Navigation, the Buoyage System, dead reckoning, winds, tides, currents, estimated speed, plotting running fixes, keeping records and logs.


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NAU-051 Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime Commercial

24 hours


Mariners serving on compulsorily-fitted commercial ships (Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems or GMDSS) within the North American A1 sea areas require this course for compliance with the International Convention of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995 (STCW 95 Regulation IV/2). Note: Existing ROC certificate holders who take a valid (1999 or earlier) certificate to class, are required to attend the last two days of classes only (NAU 041). Canadian Power & Sail Squadron certificates do not meet this requirement. You must present this certificate when registering. Persons without an existing ROC certificate must attend all three days of classes.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Minimum 18 years of age.

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