Discounts Available

In recognition of military service Columbia Pacific Maritime is offering a 10% discount on all classes for veterans and active duty military. To receive your discount let Pat know you are a veteran or active duty military when you call to reserve a spot for the class, and then bring your military ID with you for when you register on the first day of the class.

The National Maritime Center waives all Merchant Mariner Credential fees for all active duty members of the uniformed services. Link for more information.

Most of the Motels, and some RV Parks in Coos Bay and North Bend will give a 5% discount to anyone taking classes at the Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) campus. Since Columbia Pacific Maritime provides courses on the SWOCC campus our students qualify for this discount. To receive this discount let the Motel or RV Park known that you at taking a class at SWOCC when you call to register.

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Mate 500-ton Fishing Vessel Job

F/V Artic Fury is in need of a mate holding a minimum license as Mate 500-ton Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessel Near Coastal. The Artic Fury fishes for Pacific Whiting (hake) on the West Coast of Oregon, Washington, and California April through December. The ideal applicant should have a fishing background and be willing to work hard while learning the fishery. Interested mariners should contact Ethan Bohannon at 360-904-0776.

Requirements for Mate 500-ton Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessel Near Coastal is a minimum of 3-years (1080-days) of sea service that includes 540-days on ocean waters AND 360-days on vessel 50 GRT or greater. Call 503-841-6066 for course information.

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August – September Schedule Update

All remaining classes scheduled in August, and all classes scheduled in September have space available as of August 14. Visit ColumbiaPacificMaritime.com or call (503) 841-6066 for the full schedule of classes offered through the end of June, 2021. Below is a list of all classes we offer along with the date of the next available class.

Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV or 6-pack) class ($1,000). The next class is September 14-21.

Master 100-ton class ($1,200). The next class is September 14-23.

Upgrade classes ($600). This includes Upgrade Master 100 to 200 ton, Upgrade OUPV to Master 100 ton, and Upgrade Inland to Near Coastal. The next class is August 20-23.

Full Apprentice Mate (steersman) of Towing Vessel class ($2,200). Includes Master 100 ton, Upgrade Master 100 to 200-ton, and Apprentice Mate (steersman) Upgrade. The next class is September 14-29.

Full Master / Mate of Uninspected Fishing Vessel class ($2,200). Includes Master 100 ton, Upgrade Master 100 to 200-ton, and Master / Mate of Fishing Upgrade. The next class is September 14-29.

Radar Observer Unlimited class ($600). The next class is August 24-27.

Combined Radar Observer and ARPA class ($900). The next class is August 24-30.

Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) class ($600). This class includes a FREE Radar Observer Unlimited Recertification for those needed one. The next class is August 27-30.

Able Seaman (AB) class ($700). The next class is August 31-September 4.

The two-day Apprentice Mate (steersman) Upgrade class ($400) and the two-day Master / Mate of Fishing Upgrade class ($400) is available any Monday and Tuesday, OR Thursday and Friday the school is open. Both upgrade classes require that the applicant either hold a Master 200 ton license, OR has completed the 200-ton exam requirements within one-year of taking the upgrade class.

The one-day Radar Recertification class ($200), the one-day License Refresher class ($200), the half-day Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement class ($100), and the half-day Assistance Towing Endorsement class ($100) are available any day the school is opened, 7-days a week.

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