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, e-mail Susan Denoyer at sdenoyer@nmc.edu

You may view course descriptions here (PDF) »

Continuing Education Training Courses 2013–2014

ONE-DAY RADAR OBSERVER RE-CERTIFICATION
Course Fee: $150

(class minimum = 3; maximum = 10)
August 30, 2013
September 27, 2013
October 25, 2013
November 22, 2013
December 6 or 20, 2013
January 3, 12, 17 or 31, 2014
February 14 or 28 2014
March 14 or 28, 2014
April 25, 2014

TWO-DAY RADAR OBSERVER REFRESHER
Course Fee: $250

(class minimum = 3; maximum = 10)
August 29-30, 2013
September 26-27, 2013
October 24–25, 2013
November 21-22, 2013
December 5-6 or 19-20, 2013
January 2-3, 11-12, 16-17 or 30-31, 2014
February 13-14 or 27-28, 2014
March 13-14, 27-28, 2014
April 24-25, 2014

  • Five-Day Radar Observer (Unlimited) (bring calculator & parallel rules):
    Jan. 6–10, 2014 or Mar. 31-Apr 4, 2014. Course Fee: $650 (class minimum 3, maximum 9)
  • Able Seaman (AB) & Proficiency in Survival Craft (PSC):
    Feb. 10–22, 2014, Course Fee Including Accommodation (double occupancy): $2,200 combined. 
    $900 PSC only (Feb. 10 - 14).  $1,300 AB only (Feb. 14 - 22)
  • Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED):
    Feb. 10 - 22, 2014, Course Fee Including Accommodation (double occupancy): $2,200
  • Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)
    Aug. 12 - 16, 2013, Aug. 19 - 23, 2013, Dec. 14 - 18, 2013.  Course Fee: $900
    (class minimum 2, maximum 6)

Additional Information:

  • Classes require a minimum number of students and may be cancelled.
  • All classes begin at 0800 unless otherwise noted.
  • If taking a recertification course, must bring proof of prior certification
  • All classes require picture ID (driving license, TWIC, MMD etc.) 
  • Types of payment accepted once registered: credit card, check, cash or money order