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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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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-006

Small Vessel Operator Practical

8 hours

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to apply the practical knowledge and skills necessary to operate a small commercial vessel.

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NAU-010

Safe Boating (theory)

8 hours

Forthcoming Coast Guard regulations will require operators of power driven vessels to carry operator proficiency certification. On successful completion of this Coast Guard approved eight-hour course and exam, the participant will be issued with a "Pleasure Craft Operator Card". Topics include: rules of the road, aids to navigation, marine weather, boating legalities, safety equipment, preparing your boat, getting underway, dealing with emergencies, seamanship and nautical terminology.

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  • None


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NAU-013

Oral Exam on General Seamanship - Preparation

35 hours

This course provides preparation and guidance for those applying to Transport Canada for an Oral Examination on General Seamanship. Topics will include the competencies and proficiencies expected of Master Limited, Master 150Ton and Fishing Master IV mariners. This course teaches students about the responsibilities of a Master under the Canada Shipping Act and applicable regulations. At the end of the course, students will be able to confidently communicate the vessel safety and prudent seamanship techniques applicable to their vessel and area of operation. Note: upon completion of the course, students are responsible for booking their Oral Exam directly with a Transport Canada examination centre.

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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).

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  • None


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NAU-021

Ship Construction & Stability Level 1

60 hours

This course is designed for Commercial Fishermen seeking Fishing Master Class IV (FMIV) certification and who require preparation for the Ship Construction and Stability Level 1 exam. Upon completion, a student will be able to: describe aspects of ship construction that can ensure the seaworthiness of a Fishing Vessel, identify how fishing operations can compromise the stability of a vessel, know what is Centre of Gravity, Centre of Buoyancy, Metacentre, righting arms, the effect of water density on displacement. Candidates book their final examinations directly with a Transport Canada examination centre. Note: Those needing preparation for all of their core FMIV Transport Canada written exams should take the more comprehensive "Master, Limited/Fishing Master IV" course, which includes: Chartwork and Pilotage Level 1, Navigation Safety Level 1, Ship Construction and Stability Level 1. Additional courses such as Marine Emergency Duties (MED), Restricted Operator Certificate Maritime (ROC-M/MC), Marine First Aid, Simulated Electronic Navigation- Limited (SEN-L) and Oral Examination on General Seamanship- Preparation, are offered separately and not included in this course fee.

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NAU-022

Ship Construction & Stability Level 2

60 hours

This course prepares fishermen applying to Transport Canada for Examinations on Ship Construction and Stability Level 2, as required for Fishing Master Class I, II and III certification. This course teaches aspects of ship construction that can ensure the seaworthiness of a Fishing Vessel, how fishing operations can compromise the stability of a vessel, Centre of Gravity, Centre of Buoyancy, Metacentre, righting arms and the effect of water density on displacement. Students will also learn how to conduct practical calculations based on a vessel's stability data booklet. Candidates book their final examination directly with a Transport Canada examination centre.

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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-031

Meteorology Level 1

30 hours

This course provides preparation and guidance for students applying to Transport Canada for Examinations on Meteorology Level 1 for Fishing Master Class 2 and 3, Watchkeeping Mate, Chief Mate, Master 150 Ton, and Master 500 Ton.

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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-033

General Ship Knowledge Level 3

30 hours

This course provides preparation and guidance for students applying to Transport Canada for Examination on General Ship Knowledge 3. Students will be become proficient in the reference and use of maritime legislation such as the Canada Shipping Act 2001, relevant regulations for safety of life and the environment, the Canadian Labour Code and related International Conventions and standards. Candidates book their final examinations directly with a Transport Canada examination centre.

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NAU-041

Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime Commercial (abridged)

16 hours

The Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime Commercial (ROC-MC) is intended for mariners serving on compulsorily fitted commercial ships (Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems or GMDSS) within the North American A1 sea areas. It is compliant with the International Convention of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995 (STCW 95 Regulation IV/2).

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  • Minimum 18 years of age. This 2 day course is limited to those presenting an existing and valid ROC certificate (1999 and earlier). Canadian Power & Sail Squadron certificates do not meet this requirement. Persons without an existing ROC certificate must attend all three days of classes (NAU 051).


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NAU-050

Fishing Master Iv/Certificate of Service

120 hours

Every person serving as a Master of a Fishing Vessel between 60 and 100 grt is now required to hold a Fishing Master Certificate of Service, or Fishing Master IV Certificate of Competency. It is the stated intention of Transport Canada that all Master of vessels over 15 grt will be required to hold this certificate within the foreseeable future. This course, along with NAU 051 - Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime Commercial, MED 031 - Marine Emergency Duties A1 and FAC 061 - Marine First Aid will enable participants to meet the full certification.


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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.

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  • Minimum 18 years of age.


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