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.

For detailed information, please view the Course Descriptions and the 2017 Course Calendar PDF files.

Continuing Education Training Courses 2016–2017

ONE-DAY RADAR RECERTIFICATION
Course Fee: $200

(class minimum* = 2; maximum = 8)

September 24, 2016
October 22, 2016
November 19, 2016
December 10, 2016
January 13 & 27, 2017
February 3 & 24, 2017
March 3, 17 & 31, 2017
April 7 & 21, 2017
May 5, 2017
June 2, 2017
See: 2017 Course Calendar for additional dates

TWO-DAY RADAR REFRESHER
Course Fee: $300
(class minimum* = 1; maximum =
8)

September 23–24, 2016
October 21–22, 2016
November 18–19, 2016
December 9–10, 2016
January 12–13, & 26–27, 2017
February 2–3, & 23–24, 2017
March 2–3, & 16–17, 2017
April 6–7, & 20–21, 2017
May 4–5, 2017
June 1–2, 2017
See: 2017 Course Calendar for additional dates

  • FIVE DAY RADAR OBSERVER - UNLIMITED (bring calculator, parallel rules, and dividers):
    March 27–31, 2017; August 21–25, 2017 Course Fee: $750 (class minimum* = 3, maximum = 8)
  • GLOBAL MARITIME DISTRESS and SAFETY SYSTEM (GMDSS):
    August 15–26, 2016; August 14–25, 2017
    Course Fee: $1,400 (class minimum = 4, maximum = 12)
  • ABLE SEAMAN (AB) & PROFICIENCY in SURVIVAL CRAFT (PSC-Lifeboat):
    February 6–17, 2017,
    Course fee includes accommodation (double occupancy), additional charge for single occupancy.
    Course Fee for combined AB/PSC $2,400 - (PSC only Feb 13–17 $1,000) - (AB only Feb. 1725 $1,500)
    Without accommodations - Course fees: AB/PSC $1,850. PSC only $800, AB only $1,150
    (Class minimum = 8, Maximum = 24 AB and 28 for PSC)
  • QUALIFIED MEMBER of the ENGINE DEPARTMENT (QMED-FOWT):
    February 6–17, 2017,
    Course fee includes accommodation (double occupancy), additional charge for single occupancy
    Course Fee: $2,400; without accommodations - course fee $1,850
    (Class minimum = 6, maximum = 12)
  • ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY and INFORMATION SYSTEM (ECDIS):
    August 22–26, 2016; December 19–22, 2016; June 5–9, 2017; August 14–18, 2017; December 18–21, 2017
    Course fee: $1,300
    (class minimum = 2, maximum = 6)
  • FAST RESCUE BOAT (FRB):
    September 7–10, 2017
    Course Fee $1,050.00.
    (Class Minimum = 4, maximum = 10)

Additional Information:

  • Classes require a minimum number of students and may be canceled.
  • *RADAR Minimum class size is based on a combined total of 3 registered students for either 1, 2 or 5 days with 8 maximum allowed.
  • Radar Recertification/Refresher classes begin at 1000, all other classes begin at 0800 unless otherwise notified.
  • Photo ID required, MMC is preferred.
  • If taking a recertification course, you must have proof of prior certification.
  • Types of payment accepted once registered: credit card, check, cash or money order.
  • Certified FCC Examiner for radio licenses, contact Capt. Biolchini at jbiolchini@nmc.edu for pricing and scheduling.
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