Chief Mate / Master License Advancement Preparation
Course 625

Satisfy your need to prepare for your Chief Mate or Master's exam! Learn all details of the major examination modules you will be subject to with a focus on Navigation Problems: Near-Coastal, Navigation Problems: Oceans, Deck Safety: Stability; Navigation Problems: Chart Plot. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

Course Description

Candidates enrolling in this course should be preparing to take the USCG Chief Mate or Master Examinations up to Unlimited Tonnage. This course is a review of the types of questions and problems that will be on the USCG exams. This course is led by a Master Instructor who will review what is on the test and how to be completely prepared for success on the exam. The course will run Monday - Saturday for two weeks, approximately 84 hours of time with your instructor and a total of 12 class days. This 2 week course will review the subjects on the examinations.  Additional study is available online with LAPware to review the USCG question and answer pool as needed. Course #625 should not be undertaken until the candidate has completed all/most required training courses for the raise in grade and are preparing to take the written examinations shortly thereafter. Candidates wishing to test shortly after the course should apply to the USCG in advance and receive their ATT (approval to test) letter from the National Maritime Center and call to set up testing dates at the REC. The closest REC to MPT is in Miami but you can test at any USCG REC once approved. Outline for Management-Level Exam-Prep Day 1 Rules of the Road Day 2 Mercator & Mid-Latitude Sailings, ETA, Great Circle Sailings (Part 1) Day 3 Great Circle Sailings (Part 2), Azimuth s and Amplitudes for Compass Error Day 4 LAN, Ex-Meridian, High Altitude, Low Altitude, Polaris Day 5 Tides & Currents (Part 1) Day 6 Tides & Currents (Part 2), Set & Drift, Chesapeake Bay Entrance Chart Plot Day 7 Star Finder, Chronometer Comparison, Propeller Speed by RPM, Fuel Consumption Day 8 Lifting & Shifting Weight, TPI & FWA, Zone Transitions (Tropical, Summer & Winter) Day 9 Trim & Longitudinal Stability, Liquid Loads & Free Surface Day 10 Negative GM, Buoyancy vs. Stability, Hogging vs. Sagging, Floodable Length Day 11 Statical Stability Curves with Cross Curves Day 12 Topics in Nav General, Deck General and Deck Safety

12 day class in Fort Lauderdale