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Alaska Marine Apprenticeship Program & USCG and STCW Approved Maritime Training Programs and Courses at AVTEC AMTC

avtec alaska amtcAVTEC - Alaska’s Institute of Technology is a postsecondary vocational and technical training center to train a diverse and effective workforce in the state of Alaska. The main campus is located in Seward, Alaska, 120 miles south of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula. AVTEC’s maritime programs are conducted at the Alaska Maritime Training Center; a United States Coast Guard approved training facility and offers 24 Coast Guard-approved trainings and STCW training.

In addition to the standard courses offered, customized training is available to meet the specific needs of maritime companies. Courses are delivered through the use of the world class ship simulator, state of the art computer based navigational laboratory and modern classrooms equipped with the latest instructional delivery technologies.

The goal of the Alaska Maritime Training Center is to promote safe marine operations by effectively preparing captains and crew members for employment in the Alaskan maritime industry.

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Training Programs



Apprenticeship Program

  • Alaska Marine Apprenticeship Program (AMAP): Calista Corporation has created a multi-employer, 3-tiered apprenticeship program with different pathways for apprentices to grow: Deck side, Engine Room and Galley/Kitchen. Each tier allows the apprentice to grow into the next tier as they gain certifications and sea time.
  • Apprentices have 2 apprenticeship tracks to choose from, Traditional or Subsistence. To meet the subsistence needs of the Alaskan lifestyle, apprentices may have the option of taking time off to provide and prepare for their families. This option will need to be agreed upon by both the employer and apprentice prior to starting the apprenticeship.
  • How the Program Works: Interested individuals apply to the apprenticeship program and submit required documentation. Qualified applicants will be placed on a ranking list, based on their interest and qualifications. Employers interview and select apprentice(s). Apprentice attends training at AVTEC in Seward and is placed on the boats when training is successfully completed.

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US Coast Guard Approved & STCW Compliant Courses

  • Able Seaman (10 days)
  • Advanced Fire Fighting (5 days)
  • Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation (9 hours)
  • Assistance Towing (7 hours)
  • Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) (5 days)
  • Basic First-Aid & CPR (1 day)
  • Basic Meteorology (3 days)
  • Basic Shipboard Culinary Training (5 days)
  • Basic Training (formerly BST) (5 days)
  • Basic Training Revalidation (1 day)
  • Bridge Resource Management (5 days)
  • Crowd Management (3 hours)
  • Electronic Chart Display & Information System (ECDIS) (5 days)
  • FCC Marine Radio Operators Examination (MROP)
  • Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) (10 days)
  • HAZWOPER 24 Hour (3 days)
  • HAZWOPER Refresher (1 day)
  • HS Maritime Pre-Apprenticeship Career Camp
  • Ice Navigation (10 days)
  • Lake and Penn (5 days)
  • Leadership & Managerial Skills (5 days)
  • Leadership & Teamworking Skills (1 day)
  • Marlinspike Seamanship (2 hours)
  • Master / Mate - Not more than 200 Tons (45 days)
  • Master/Mate 500 and 1600 Ton NC Prep Class (10 days)
  • Medical Care Provider (changing to Medical First Aid) (3 days)
  • Meteorology (5 days)
  • Methods of Instruction- Train the trainer (9 days)
  • Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) (15 days)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft (5 days)
  • Qualified Member of Engine Department (QMED) Oiler (60 days)
  • Radar Observer (Unlimited), Original (5 days)
  • Radar Observer (Unlimited), Recertification by Appointment
  • Radar Observer (Unlimited), Refresher (3 days)
  • Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) (5 days)
  • Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) Assessments (1 day)
  • Tankship - Dangerous Liquids (P.I.C.) (5 days)
  • Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (1 day)
  • Vessel Security Officer (2 days)
  • Visual Communications/Flashing Light (Assessments Only)

LAST UPDATED ON Apr 16, 2018

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