Continuing Education

Sharpen your skills, get recertified and stay ahead of the curve through our professional development opportunities. These include classes for able seamen and others. We also offer one-day and two-day radar recertification courses.

To register, call the Great Lakes Maritime Academy at (877) 824-7447 or (231) 995-1200, or email Susan Denoyer at sdenoyer@nmc.edu.

You may view course descriptions here (PDF) »

Continuing Education Training Courses 2015–2016

ONE-DAY RADAR RECERTIFICATION
Course Fee: $175

(class minimum = 2; maximum = 10)
 
February 5, 8 or 19, 2016
March 4 or 18, 2016
April 1 or 15, 2016
May 27, 2016
June 24, 2016
July 22, 2016
September 23, 2016
October 21, 2016
November 18, 2016
December 9, 2016

TWO-DAY RADAR REFRESHER
Course Fee: $275
(class minimum = 2; maximum =
6)
 
February 4–5 or 18–19, 2016
March 3–4 or 17–18 or 31 - April 1, 2016
April 14–15, 2016
May 26-27, 2016
June 23-24, 2016
July 21-22, 2016
September 22 - 23, 2016
October 20 - 21, 2016
November 17 - 18, 2016
December 8 - 9, 2016

  • Five-Day Unlimited Radar Observer (bring calculator & parallel rules):
     March 28 - April 1, 2016;  June 27 - July 1, 2016.  Course Fee: $700 (class minimum = 2, maximum = 9).
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS):
     August 15 - 26, 2016
    . Course Fee: $1,400 (class minimum = 3, maximum = 12).
  • Able Seaman (AB) & Proficiency in Survival Craft (PSC):
    February 8–19, 2016, Course Fee Includes Accommodation (double occupancy): $2,200 combined.
    $925 PSC only (Feb 8–11). $1,375 AB only (Feb. 12–19). Class minimum = 8, Maximum = 24 (28 for PSC).
  • Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED):
    (On Hold Until 2017)
    Course Fee Includes Accommodation (double occupany): $2,200.
    Class minimum = 4.
  • Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS):
    May 31-June 4, 2016; August 22-26, 2016; and December 19-23, 2016. 
    Course Fee: $1,200.00.
    (class minimum = 2, maximum = 6).
  • Fast Rescue Boat:
    September 8 - 11, 2016. 
    Course Fee $900.00.
    Class Minimum = 4.

Additional Information:

  • Classes require a minimum number of students and may be cancelled.
  • Radar Recertification classes begin at 1000, all others at 0800 unless otherwise notified.
  • Photo ID required.
  • If taking a recertification course, must bring proof of prior certification.
  • To register, call the Great Lakes Maritime Academy at (877) 824-7447 or (231) 995-1200, or
    email Susan Denoyer at sdenoyer@nmc.edu.
  • Types of payment accepted once registered: credit card, check, cash or money order.
  • Certified FCC Examiner, call for price.
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