MCA Operational Procedures, Basic Hotel Service And Ship Construction, Small Vessel
Course 443SV

MPT is the most complete full service private maritime school in the country and has been training mariners since 1983. Our Fort Lauderdale based campuses host over 45,000 square feet of classrooms, deck and engineering training labs, the Ship's Store, and student service facilities.

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Course Description

Operational Procedures & Basic Hotel Services - Small Vessel Course #443SV

This course is part of the 3 SV modules required to obtain the MCA Small Vessel Second Engineer qualification.

This is a 5 days course. A Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Written Exam is administered at MPT in a 2-hour prescribed format on the 5th day of the course.

The following topics will be covered:

• Legislation

• Watchkeeping

• Maintenance

• Pollution

• Bunkering

• Sewage systems

• Air conditioning

• Freshwater makers

• Stabilizers

• Fire fighting

• Ship construction.

It is strongly recommendeds that candidates are well prepared for the exam by obtaining the course notes early and studying them thoroughly.



Approved Engine Course 1 and Approved Engine Course 2

Have completed 24 months seagoing service on vessels of at least 200 kW.

6 day class in Fort Lauderdale

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Required Materials

PASSPORT for Photo ID, Paper, Pencil, Highlighter, Workshop Clothes, and Closed Toe Shoes daily. PASSPORT for Photo ID, Paper, Pencil, Highlighter, and Scientific Calculator, Laptop Computer or other digital device for online research while in class. MPT & the MCA recommend that students receive textbooks/course notes well in advance, as most candidates will NOT be successful without significant advance study and preparation. Keep in mind that these examinations are based on your years of experience, your pre-study and engineering concepts that cannot be taught in their entirety either through this course or through the course book. We also recommend studying your manufacturer’s manuals and books from the bibliography of the textbook as well as any other books on the subject matter. Please call to make arrangements to receive your books in advance. SQA Application must also be received by MPT at least 2-3 weeks prior to examinations to prevent SQA late fees and ensure exam availability – anyone not submitting the SQA applications in time may forfeit the opportunity to take the exam during their course and may have to reschedule the exam to a later date.