Nautical Sciences Diploma Program:: Student Profile & Capabilities
Nautical Sciences students (cadets) receive instruction and training based on seamanship and traditional maritime skills in areas such as:
- Marine communications and navigation
- Safe carriage of goods
- Ship Stability
- Marine safety, security, and rescue
- Environmental response
Upon successful completion of the third year, you will be eligible to write the Transport Canada examination for the Watchkeeping Mate Certificate of Competency. This certification will allow you to work as a qualified Deck Officer. Upon successful completion of your fourth year and additional sea time aboard ships, Officers may continue to upgrade their skills with the ultimate goal of becoming a Captain on any merchant ship worldwide.