education requirements

HS/GED and Certification OR Maritime Academy Degree

expected salary range

$60K to $200K

training area

Jobs: STATEWIDE

The buck stops here. (With you.)

Head of the deck department and second-in-command, after the Master. Responsible for the safety and security of the ship, welfare of the crew, cargo operations and stability, search and rescue, and training/supervising the deck crew. Can also be responsible for maintenance of the ship’s hull, cargo gears, accommodations, and lifesaving and firefighting appliances. The Mate assumes command of the ship in the absence of the Master.

Here’s what you need:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 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 AAS USCG 1 week
Advanced Fire Revalidation AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 day
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 5 days
Assistance Towing AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 day
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids

Automatic Radar Plotting Aids 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 AAS 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 Op. 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 100 Ton/OUPV UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 2 weeks
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
Operator of an Uninspected Vessel (OUPV) AVTEC – Seward No USCG 3 weeks
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
Small Vessel Operator UAS Ketchikan Campus No No 3 days
Tankship AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Towing Assistance Mate/Steersman UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 2 days
Upgrade to 200 Ton Master/Mate UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 3 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
Mate Alaska Maritime Apprenticeship Program No Varies Varies