Advanced Meteorology
Course 608

Satisfy the Advanced Meteorology training requirement for Chief Mates and Masters and get some of the necessary Advanced Meteorology assessments completed along the way! Learn about Weather Systems, Ocean Systems, Storm Avoidance Tactics, Synoptic Charts, Routing Systems & Software. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

Preparing for Advanced Meteorology

Course Description

Advanced Meteorology - Course #608
This 5 day course covers weather forecasting and use of all available resources to avoid heavy weather and conduct route planning. This course will satisfy the Advanced Meteorology Training of STCW A-II/2 for raise in grade from the operational to management level licenses as per USCG NVICs 10-14,  11-14 and 03-18.
 Any applicant who has successfully completed your Advanced Meteorology (MARTPT-18) course will satisfy:

Advanced Meteorology training requirements 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(iii) and 11.307(a)(3)(iii) for STCW endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of 3,000 GT or more; AND,

•   46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(iii) and 11.313(a)(3)(iii) for STCW endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of more than 500 GT and less than 3,000 GT; AND,

•   46 CFR 11.315(a)(2) and 11.317(a)(2) for Masters on vessels of less than 500 GT AND

•   The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines for STCW Code, as amended 2010, Tables A-II/2, and A-II/3 as documented in NVICs 10-14(Ch-2), 11 14(Ch-1), and 03-18: 7.1 (7.1.A in NVIC 03- 18); 7.2.A; 7.3.A; 7.4.A; 7.4.B; and 7.4.C.

Applicants who have successfully completed your course need not present completed "Task Control Sheets" for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

Subjects Include:
Weather Systems
Ocean Systems
Storm Avoidance Tactics
Synoptic Charts
Routing Systems & Software

5 day class in Fort Lauderdale

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Required Materials

PASSPORT for Photo ID, Paper, Pencils, Highlighter, Plotting Tools, Calculator, Eraser, Bowditch (optional)


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NTR. I am highly impressed with the campus, instructors and staff. Everyone is very friendly and always helpful. I am very satisfied with the course and glad I will be taking more classes with MPT
Jaime, Friday January 2021
Advanced Meteorology
Class was great, instructor Great knowledge and the ability to pass the information smoothly
Mohamed, Tuesday July 2019
Advanced Meteorology
Since I have been attending classes at MPT, back when they were across the Intracoastal on 17th Street, there has been steady improvement of their overall program, course selection, facilities, and instructors. I am pleased with the experience and will continue to be a satisfied customer.
Leonard, Friday February 2018
Advanced Meteorology
Keep up the great work.
Robert, Monday July 2012
Advanced Meteorology