Marine and Safety Training at the Marine Training Center


Holland College is the provincial community college for the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI). The Holland College Marine Training Center (HCMTC) is located in the city of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, just minutes from the Confederation Bridge.

The Center has been providing Transport Canada-approved training to the marine industry for more than three decades. In addition to the full range of certification from deckhand to master mariner, the center offers a number of specialized courses and customized training. HCMTC has built an international reputation on quality and flexibility. Holland College-trained mariners are currently crewing vessels of all kinds -- petroleum tankers, passenger ferries, container ships and offshore supply vessels -- throughout the Atlantic region and around the world.

Training Programs

Safety Courses

  • STCW 95 Safety Courses (MED): The STCW Basic Safety and Survival Craft courses provide students with hands-on experience in performing the duties of a seaman onboard a vessel in an emergency situation. Facilities include both enclosed and open lifeboats and a davit system. Students will be required to launch and operate lifeboats during an emergency drill, don immersion suits and enter the water, and work as part of a firefighting team at the centre's own firehouse.

Marine Short Courses - Transport Canada

  • Advanced Firefighting STCW VI/3
  • Bridge Watch Rating
  • Chief Mate
  • Chief Mate - Near Coastal
  • Chief Mate GT Domestic
  • Chief Mate Limited
  • Dynamic Positioning Induction
  • Dynamic Positioning Simulator
  • Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems
  • Fishing Master I
  • Fishing Master Class 3
  • Fishing Master Class 4
  • Fishing Master II
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems
  • M.E.D.A2 Upgrade - Small Passenger- Carrying Vessel Safety
  • M.E.D.A3 Small Non-Pleasure Vessel Basic Safety
  • M.E.D. A1 Basic Safety
  • M.E.D. A2 Small Passenger-Carrying Vessel Safety
  • M.E.D. D for Senior Officers
  • Marine Advanced First Aid & CPR
  • Marine Basic First Aid & CPR
  • Master 150 GT Domestic
  • Master 3000 GT - Near Coastal
  • Master 500 GT Near Coastal
  • Master Mariner
  • Master Near Coastal
  • Radio Operator's Certificate - Maritime Commercial (ROC-MC)
  • SEN 1 Part A
  • Simulated Electronic Navigation Level 1, Part B
  • Simulated Electronic Navigation Level II
  • Small Vessel Operator & Proficience
  • STCW 95 6.1 Basic Safety
  • STCW 95 6.2 Survival Craft
  • UXO Unexploded Explosives Ordinance
  • Watchkeeping Mate Near Coastal
  • Watchkeeping Mate Ship
  • Distance Training: Some courses may be taken via distance and require little or no travel to a Holland College campus.


Campus Location: Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Legal Recognition / Accreditation: Public Institution Recognized under a Public Act. Enabling Legislation: Holland College Act, R.S.P.E.I. 2000

Memberships/Affiliations: Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)

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