USCG Mate (OICNW) Program
Program 20

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 USCG Mate (OICNW) Program this Program

Program Bundle Notes

Mate 500-1600grt, 3rd Mate Unlimited / STCW II/1 OICNW <500GT. MPT offers all of the courses that are required by USCG NVIC 12-14(CH2) to upgrade from an Able Seaman to a Third Mate Unlimited or a Mate 500/1600/OSV/Mate (Pilot) Towing license. Mariners will need to have completed 1080 Days service in the deck department prior to applying to the USCG for the license. Please speak to a school counselor for more information. ** Please note that STCW Basic Training or STCW Basic Training Refresher/ Revalidation must have been completed within 5 years of application to the USCG.

 

Courses in this Program Bundle

148 : Radar Observer Unlimited

Course Details

 

This course is required for officers who serve on vessels equipped with RADAR. Students attending this course will develop the skills needed for risk assessment, collision avoidance, and navigation.

 

145 : Advanced Fire Fighting STCW

Course Details

 

This USCG approved (United States Coast Guard) 4 day course utilizes both classroom and live scenarios at the fire academy -focusing on meeting the minimum standard of competence in advanced firefighting. A trainee will be competent in: Control fire-fighting operations aboard ships Organize and train fire parties Ability to inspect and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment. Able to investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire.

 

150 : Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)

Course Details

 

This course is required for all deck officers of vessels equipped with ARPA and covers the set up and use of ARPA for collision avoidance and navigation

 

152 : GMDSS GOC / STCW

 

Course Details

 

Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) GOC General Operator Certificate - This course is required for all deck officers serving on vessels equipped with GMDSS Equipment. This USCG course will satisfy the GMDSS Training of STCW A-IV/2 for GOC.

 

153 : Medical First Aid Care Provider

Course Details

 

This course is designed for officers and crew who will provide immediate first aid and assist the Medical Person In Charge and is recommended for all crew members.

 

201 : Oceans Navigation / Celestial Navigation

Course Details

 

Increase the scope of your license to "UPON OCEANS" at MPT, with NO testing required at a USCG Regional Examination Center (REC)! Learn how to use a marine sextant to fix your position by means of the sun, stars, and planets. Learn critical skills to be able to navigate a vessel upon the world's oceans!

 

200 : Deck Officer Upgrade /Terrestrial Coastal Navigation/Master/Mate/500/1600/3000 Unlimited Mate/ OICNW

Course Details

 

On top of satisfying the STCW training requirement for Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation, this class provides an excellent jump-start to prepare mariners for their USCG exams at a Regional Examination Center (REC)!

 

207 : Visual Signaling Course and Exam

 

Course Details

 

Satisfy your Visual Signaling training requirements for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) and complete the necessary Visual Signaling assessments along the way! Learn about the various publications and methods utilized to communicate with vessels at sea and stations ashore. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

 

205 : Watchkeeping - OICNW

Course Details

 

Satisfy the Watchkeeping and SMCP training requirements and get some of the necessary watchkeeping assessments completed along the way! Learn about the common scenarios an Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) can encounter while experiencing some of these scenarios in our Full-Mission Bridge Simulators. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

 

151 : BRM: Bridge Resource Management

Course Details

 

This 3 day course focuses on introducing the candidate to the proper Bridge Resource and Teamwork Management functions and on taking action to avoid close quarters situations.This CLASSROOM BASED BRM course will satisfy the Bridge Resource Management Training Requirement of STCW.

 

211 : Basic Shiphandling & Steering Control Systems

Course Details

 

Satisfy the Basic Shiphandling & Steering Control Systems training requirements and get some of the necessary shiphandling assessments completed along the way! Learn about the capabilities of various vessels, the effect of shallow water, MOB maneuvers and much more; while experiencing some of these scenarios in our Full-Mission Bridge Simulators. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

 

203 : Stability and Construction

 

Course Details

 

Satisfy your Stability & Ship Construction training requirement and get some of the necessary stability & ship's construction assessments completed along the way! Learn the basics of ship stability and essential theoretical concepts used by mariners to maintain positive stability. This course also provides the basics of ship's construction and stresses a ship can encounter while loading, discharging, and at sea. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

 

204 : Cargo Handling and Stowage (Operational Level) (MARTPT-100)

Course Details

 

Satisfy your Cargo Handling & Stowage training requirement and get some of the necessary cargo assessments completed along the way! Learn about the various types of vessels in the Merchant Marine and what cargo-securing equipment, procedures, and skills are necessary to work aboard them. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

 

202 : Meteorology (Operational Level)

Course Details

 

This 5 day course provides students with knowledge of the characteristics of various weather systems, reporting procedures and recording systems. This course will satisfy the Basic Meteorology Training of STCW A-II/1 for raise in grade from the support to the operational level licenses as per USCG Policy Letter.

 

601 : ECDIS

Course Details

 

Satisfy the STCW ECDIS training requirements and get some of the necessary ECDIS assessments completed along the way! Learn about the limitations and performance standards of ECDIS; while experiencing some of highly relevant scenarios on our Bridge Simulators. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

 

216 : Leadership and Teamworking Skills (MARTPT-768)

 

Course Details

 

This Leadership and Teamworking course is 1 day in length, satisfying the USCG requirements for Leadership and Teamwork Training at the Operational Level. The course covers all topics necessary to complete the Leadership & Teamworking assessments along the way! Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

 

209 : SAR - Search and Rescue - OICNW

Course Details

 

Satisfy your Respond to a Distress Signal at Sea training requirements for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) and complete the necessary Search and Rescue assessments along the way! Learn about the various publications and methods utilized to Respond to a Distress Signal at Sea. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

 

206 : Electronic Navigation - OICNW

 

Course Details

 

Satisfy your Electronic Navigation training requirement for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) and get some of the necessary Electronic Navigation assessments completed along the way! Learn about the various types of electronics aboard current vessels and what can effect their accuracy while using MPT's Full-Mission Bridge Simulators. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

 

208 : Emergency Procedures (Operational Level)

 

Course Details

 

Satisfy your "Respond to Emergencies" competence requirements for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW). Learn about the various publications and methods utilized to communicate with vessels at sea and stations ashore. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

 

210 : Magnetic & Gyro Compasses

Course Details

 

Satisfy your "Magnetic and Gyro Compasses" competence requirements for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW). Learn about the errors and how to correct them on various compasses. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.