Once the mariner achieves the Apprentice Mate Steersman license he, or she, will continue to work onboard the tug as a deckhand; receive training as a watch-stander under the direct supervision of the mate or master. This is commonly referred to as a “Mate Training Program”.
Class Dates are NOT available online for this course. Because this class consists of 4 individual courses bundled together and has a discounted price, our staff will work directly with you to customize a complete class registration for each course to fit your available schedule.
Courses covered in this program
- OUPV (8 days)
- Upgrade to Master 100 (3 days)
- Upgrade to Master 200 (5 days)
- Upgrade to Apprentice Mate Steersman (2 days)
Successful completion of this program and the appropriate USCG requirements will result in an Apprentice Mate Steersman license.
Depending on the qualifying sea service, this program will also qualify the mariner to apply for Master 25, 50 or 100 GRT Inland or Near Coastal and/or Mate 200 GRT Inland.
- Radar Observer Course
- Application form CG 719-B
- Drug Screen & Physical
- CPR/First Aid
Registration for courses is available by contacting the school directly. You will not be able to register for the original Apprentice Mate Program online. (You can register for the Apprentice Mate Steersman-Upgrade course online).
This course schedule will vary based on the dates, and locations of the individual courses selected by the student. There are 18 actual class days to complete this program.
This course is taught at several different campuses including:
- Bayou La Batre, AL
- Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- Jacksonville, FL
- St. Petersburg, FL
- Charleston, SC