In an effort to better serve our mariners Columbia Pacific Maritime has re-structured the 500/1600-ton License Prep Course into three units. A mariner may take one or more units, depending on their individual needs. We will continue to honor our existing agreement with all mariners that are enrolled in the previous 500/1600-ton License Prep Course.
Unit 1 – The Basics ($1,900)
This Unit is for mariners who do not hold an MMC National Deck Officer endorsement as Master or Mate, or who need a review of the basics. It includes lecture-based instruction over 14-consecutive days in the five exam modules required for Master 200-ton Near Coastal:
- Navigation General
- Chart Navigation
- Rules of the Road
- Deck General
- Safety and Environmental Protection
Mariners successfully completing this Unit will receive course completion certificates that will satisfy the USCG exam requirements for Master 100-ton Near Coastal, and Master or Mate 200-ton Near Coastal.
See the Master / Mate 200-ton (Full Course) on the Course Schedule page for the scheduling options for this Unit.
Unit 2 – 500/1600-ton Inland Exam Modules ($2,500)
This Unit is for mariners who either hold a valid MMC National Deck Officer endorsement as Master or Mate, OR have completed Unit 1 – The Basics within one year. It includes self-paced individual instruction in the 500/1600-ton Inland Exam Modules to prepare the mariner for passing the exams at a Regional Exam Center. Mariners should have their approval to test before enrolling in this Unit and are expected to complete this unit within 6-months of the enrollment date.
See the 500/1600 License Prep open lab dates for scheduling options for this unit.
Unit 3 – Individual Exam Modules ($500)
This unit is for mariners who require instruction in a single Inland or Near Coastal exam module. It includes 5-consecutive days (Monday through Friday) of self-paced individual instruction in the specific exam module requested by the mariner. See the 500/1600 License Prep open lab dates for scheduling options for this unit.