What is Military to Mariner?

Mariners are the men and women who run it all—from our ports and connectors, to vessel management and shipping around the world. United States Military Veterans have a wide range of technical, logistical and managerial experience from their time in services, some of it already tailored waterborne operations. The Military to Mariner program is designed to help Veterans capitalize on their experience and get on a fast-track to a role in the U.S. Merchant Marine.

For more information contact:

Timothy Bailey
Chief Administrator
Military to Mariner Program
Office: 757-520-1668

ENGINEERING PROGRAM

ENTRY LEVEL ENGINEERING PROGRAM

This program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in the Maritime Industry. We can assist individuals in meeting the minimum standards of a ‘Wiper’ or enroll them in a training program which will provide them with qualifications necessary to make them more attractive to maritime companies.

Listed below are entry level courses required for all individuals seeking work in the maritime industry regardless of whether they are part of the Deck Department or Engineering Department. (Description of these courses can be found starting on page 18 of this catalog):

ENTRY LEVEL ENGINEERING COURSES

LIMITED LICENSE ENGINEER PROGRAM

This program fulfills all of the STCW training requirements needed to achieve a Designated Duty Engineer’s License up to ‘Unlimited’. The program includes all the courses needed to give individuals the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to take on the duties and responsibilities of a Designated Duty Engineer. These courses are outlined below:

OFFICER IN CHARGE OF AN ENGINEERING WATCH (OICEW), HAWSEPIPE TO OFFICER PROGRAM

This program fulfills all of the STCW requirements needed to achieve an Assistant Engineer’s License up to ‘Unlimited’. The program includes all the courses needed to give individuals the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to take on the duties and responsibilities of a Assistant Engineer.

ENGINEERING PROGRAM/COURSE REQUIREMENTS
OFFICER IN CHARGE OF AN ENGINEERING WATCH

This program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in the maritime industry sailing internationally. The course requirements of this program are mandated by the United States Coast Guard as a party state to the International Maritime Organization. Governance for this program is outlined in NVIC 17-14. Required training includes:

QUALIFIED MEMBER OF THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT ALL RATINGS

This program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in the maritime industry sailing both nationally and internationally. The national requirements for QMED All Rates is outlined in 46 CFR and the international governance is prescribed in NVIC 18-14 as Able Seafarer Engine. The course requirements of this program are mandated by the United States Coast Guard as a party state to the International Maritime Organization. Required training includes:

ELECTRICAL TECHNICAL OFFICER

This program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in the maritime industry sailing internationally. The course requirements of this program are mandated by the United States Coast Guard as a party state to the International Maritime Organization. Governance for this program is outlined in NVIC 24-14. Required training includes:

ELECTRICAL TECHNICAL RATING

This program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in the maritime industry sailing internationally. The course requirements of this program are mandated by the United States Coast Guard as a party state to the International Maritime Organization. Governance for this program is outline in NVIC 24-14. Required training includes:

DECK PROGRAM/COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

BASIC SAFETY TRAINING & SUPPORT (ENTRY LEVEL DECK PROGRAM)

This program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in the Maritime Industry. We can assist individuals in meeting the minimum standards of an ‘Ordinary Seaman’ or enroll them in a training program which will provide them with qualifications necessary to make them more attractive to maritime companies. We also offer guidance to help individuals succeed in the maritime industry.

LIMITED LICENSE MASTER UP TO 200 GRT PROGRAM

This program fulfills all of the 46 Code of Federal Regulation training requirements needed to achieve a Master’s License up to 200 Gross Registered Tons (GRT). The program includes all the courses needed to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to take on the duties and responsibilities of a Master. These courses are outlined below.

OFFICER IN CHARGE OF A NAVIGATIONAL WATCH (AB TO MATE) PROGRAM

This program fulfills all of the STCW training requirements, listed in 46 CFR 11.309, needed to achieve a Mate’s License up to ‘Unlimited’. The program includes all the courses required to give the student the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to take on the duties and responsibilities of a Mate. These courses are outlined below under the heading ‘AB to Mate’.

DECK MARITIME MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

This STCW training program is designed for the experienced Mariner who wants to upgrade to Chief Mate/Master’s level or management level. This program offers all the requirements for the Mate to upgrade, including practical assessments of skill for evaluation of abilities, which are required by the USCG.

TANKERMAN PROGRAM

Program provides specialized classroom instruction and practical training to prepare students to obtain Tankerman endorsements issued by the U. S. Coast Guard (USCG). These credentials are required for Petrochemical Transportation and Liquid Cargo transfers jobs in the field of maritime operations. The program prepares individuals to obtain credentials for employment on shore side facility, inland, near-coastal, and ocean-going vessels. It also assists individuals who wish to upgrade their credentials. The program provides instruction in subjects associated with marine safety, emergency procedures, communications, and maritime law as it relates to Liquid Cargo transfers and transportation. The program emphasizes safe and efficient work practices and basic occupational skills. Our individual courses are offered for those mariners wishing to either renew or upgrade their licenses. While some of these courses are offered within one or more of our programs, we still offer them on an individual basis and they are on the schedule regularly.

INTERNATIONAL SHIP & PORT FACILITY SECURITY CODE PROGRAM

Program provides specialized classroom instruction and practical training to prepare students to obtain a Security Officer endorsement issued by the U. S. Coast Guard (USCG). These credentials are required for a variety of jobs in the field of marine security. The program prepares individuals to obtain credentials for employment on inland, near-coastal, and ocean-going vessels. The program provides instruction in subjects associated with marine security, emergency procedures, communications, watch keeping, and maritime law. While some of these courses are offered within one or more of our programs, we still offer them on an individual basis and they are on the schedule regularly.

RADAR AND BRIDGE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Program provides specialized classroom instruction and practical training to prepare students to obtain various documents, licenses, and endorsements issued by the U. S. Coast Guard (USCG). These credentials are required for a variety of jobs in the field of marine operations. The program prepares individuals to obtain credentials for employment on inland, near-coastal, and ocean-going vessels. It also assists individuals who wish to upgrade their credentials. The program emphasizes safe and efficient work practices and basic occupational skills. Our individual courses are offered for those mariners wishing to either renew or upgrade their licenses. While some of these courses are offered within one or more of our programs, we still offer them on an individual basis and they are on the schedule regularly.

TRAIN THE TRAINER PROGRAM

This program meets the intent of Coast Guard Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 19-14, Policy on Qualified Assessors and NVIC 03-14 Guidelines for Approval of Training Courses and Programs. Program provides specialized classroom instruction and practical training to prepare students to obtain credentials required for a job as instructor or assessor in the field of maritime operations.

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM

Program provides specialized classroom instruction and licenses, or endorsements issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Who is Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy?

Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy is a highly respected, state-of-the-art maritime training center. Above all, we established our courses for people seeking to enter the exciting maritime profession. Similarly, we teach mariners seeking to advance their careers too. MAMA offers over 90 USCG approved deck and engineering courses. We also offer custom tailored courses. We provide outstanding training to Civilian and Military Mariners from around the globe. Our expert staff of instructors use real world teaching techniques with cutting edge technology. Our “hands-on” equipment systems maintenance and interactive simulations are state-of-the-art. Also, our courses are inexpensive. Check out our pricing on each course page. Finally, we are also located in a resort area with so much to do while you are here. You may want to stay an extra day or two and take in the sights.