education requirements

HS/GED and Certification OR Maritime Academy Degree

expected salary range

$100K to $350K

training area

Jobs: STATEWIDE

There can be only one.

The ship’s Master, responsible for the entire ship, its crew and cargo. All persons on board are under the Captain’s authority. A high-grade, licensed mariner who oversees the ship’s safe, efficient operation, including: ship’s seaworthiness, safety and security, cargo operations, navigation, crew management, and ensuring the vessel complies with local and international laws, and company and flag-state policies. Make it so.

Here’s what you need:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Industry training certification or Maritime Academy degree

Here’s where you get it:

Course/Program Provider/Location Degree Certification Length
Advanced Fire Fighting AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Advanced Fire Fighting UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 1 week
Advanced Fire Reval. AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 day
Advanced Training For Polar Operations AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 5 days
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Basic Meteorology AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Basic Training AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Basic Training UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 1 week
Basic Training for Polar Operations AVTEC – Seward No USCG 4 days
Basic Training Revalidation AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 day
Bridge Resource Manage AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Basic Training Refresher UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 3 days
Crisis Management and Human Behavior UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 2 days
Crowd Management AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 day
Crowd Management UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 1 day
Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 1 week
Fast Rescue Boat UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 5 days
FCC Marine Radio Operations AVTEC – Seward No FCC 1 day
First Aid/CPR/AED Mariner UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 1 day
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) AVTEC – Seward No USCG/FCC 2 weeks
Ice Navigation AVTEC – Seward No USCG 2 weeks
Intro to Nautical Skills AVTEC – Seward No AVTEC 12 weeks
Leadership & Teamwork AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 day
Leadership and Managerial Skills AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Marine Transportation UAS Ketchikan Campus AAS USCG 2-3 years
Marine Transportation UAS Ketchikan Campus OEC USCG 1 year
Marlinspike Seamanship AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 day
Master 1600 Ton Prep AVTEC – Seward No USCG 2 weeks
Master/Mate 200 Ton AVTEC – Seward No USCG 4 weeks
Medical Care Provider AVTEC – Seward No USCG 3 days
Methods of Instruction AVTEC – Seward No USCG 9 days
Proficiency in Survival Craft AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Proficiency in Survival Craft UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 2 week
Radar Observer Recert AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 day
Radar Observer Refresher AVTEC – Seward No USCG 3 days
Radar Observer Refresher UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 3 days
Radar Observer Unlimited AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Radar Observer Unlimited UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 1 week
Rating forming part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Rating forming part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 3 days
Rating forming part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) Assessment AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 day
Tankship AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Towing Assistance Mate/Steersman UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 2 days
Vessel Security Officer AVTEC – Seward No USCG 2 day
Visual Communications AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 day
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 day