MCA Small Vessel Workshop Skills Training
Course 445

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.

Preparing for MCA Small Vessel Workshop Skills Training

Course Description

Small Vessel - Workshop Skills Training – MCA Approved - MPT #445
This is a worshop skills training course is designed for engineering candidates pursuing their MCA Small Vessel 2nd Engineer Certificate of Competency. The objective of the course is to prepare candidates for the practical assessments held through out the course.
This course utilizes MPT's engineering laboratories and machine shop.
Skills & Knowledge Expected to Apply for Test:
Interpretation of drawings
Use and care of hand tools
Use of measuring equipment
Safe use of portable power tools
Safe use of drilling machines
Safe use of off-hand grinders
Metal joining - welding, brazing, soldering
Gas cutting
Mechanical joints - gaskets, flanges, couplings
Assembly skills
Electrical testing and wiring
Plant maintenance
Practical Assessments:
Administered at MPT through practical demonstrations of competency.


skills and knowledge for test

5 day class in Fort Lauderdale

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Required Materials

Shop Clothing & CLOSED-TOE Shoes. Passport Identification.


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Great class and Clive is awesome
Ben, Sunday August 2015
MCA Small Vessel Workshop Skills Training