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U.S.C.G. Captains-License

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CAPTAINS LICENSE ONLINE- USCG Approved Online Captain and Master upto 100 Ton License Programs & Study Guides - Founded in 2002 and located in Pennington, NJ, Mariners Learning System (MLS) provides U.S. Coast Guard Certified Licensing Courses with flexible online training.
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Merchant Marine (College Level)


CALIFORNIA MARITIME ACADEMY AT VALLEJO – Merchant Marine, Marine Transportation, Logistics & Engineering at Cal Maritime. Located in Vallejo, California, The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.

Logistics & Supply Chain (College Level)


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE (UCI) - Transportation Science & Engineering Education at the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) and Supply Chain Management Executive Program at UCI - The Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), a University of California organized research unit with branches at Irvine, Davis, and Berkeley, was established to foster research, education, and training in the field of transportation.

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE (UCR) AT RIVERSIDE - Supply Chain Management Programs at School of Business Administration (UCR SoBA) & UCR Extension - UC Riverside is a major research university and one of the 10 University of California campuses. The School of Business Administration (SoBA) is composed of The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management and the Undergraduate Business Programs.


UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO (USD) AT ALCALÁ PARK - Graduate Supply Chain Management Programs at the USD School of Business Administration - USD offers more than sixty bachelor's, master’s, and doctoral programs. The university consists of six schools: the School of Business Administration, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the School of Law, the School of Nursing & Health Science, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies.

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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT CHICO - Operations and Supply Chain Management Systems Education at the College of Business - California State University, Chico (commonly known as Chico State) is the second-oldest campus in the twenty-three-campus California State University system.


CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT FRESNO - Logistics and Supply Chain Strategies Education at Craig School of Business. Located in the rich heartland of the San Joaquin Valley, California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in a system that awards more than half of California's Bachelors’ Degrees and 30% of its Masters Degrees.

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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT FULLERTON - Supply Chain Management Education at CSUF Mihaylo College of Business and Economics & University Extended Education - Founded in 1957, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a public university located in Fullerton, California and the largest institution in the CSU System by enrolment. CSUF is a comprehensive, regional university with a global outlook, located in Orange County, a technologically rich and culturally vibrant area of metropolitan Los Angeles.


CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT LONG BEACH - Supply Chain Management Graduate Degree, Global Logistics & Marine Terminal Operations Certifications & Hazmat Training Online at CSU Long Beach CITT - Founded in 1949, the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is nationally recognized as a leading public comprehensive university. The CITT is a multidisciplinary center for multifunctional transportation studies and integrated logistics research, education, training, policy analysis, and community outreach.


CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT NORTHRIDGE - Global Supply Chain Management Education at the College Of Business and Economics. The College of Business and Economics is one of largest business schools in the nation. The college offers a variety of outstanding academic programs, including undergraduate programs in accounting, information systems and more.


CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT SAN BERNARDINO (CSUSB) - Transportation & Supply Chain Management Education at the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) - Cal State San Bernardino is distinguished as the first Inland Empire University with prestigious national accreditation for its College of Business and Public Administration. Recently the college has been named by European CEO Magazine as one of the world's 18 most innovative business schools.


CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY DOMINGUEZ HILLS AT CARSON - Logistics & Global Supply Chain Management Education at the College of Business and Public Policy - California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is a state institution with an exceptional faculty, staff, and students. Graduates of the College of Business Administration and Public Policy find career positions in both large and small private and public sector firms, start their own businesses, work in local, state and federal governments.


CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY EAST BAY AT HAYWORTH AND CONCORD - Supply Chain Management Education at CSUEB College of Business & Economics & Freight Broker / Agent Training - California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is known for award winning programs, expert instruction, small classes, a highly personalized learning environment. The College of Business and Economics is strive to be known for Outstanding academic programs, recognized for their excellence; Outstanding faculty scholarship; Curricula that foster active student participation through applied learning, research, and community service.

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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS (CSUSM) - Global Supply Chain Management Program in San Marcos CA - Established in 1989, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) ) is a public comprehensive university in San Marcos, CA. 304 acre campus on hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos.


SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY (SDSU) AT SAN DIEGO - Supply Chain Management Education at The College of Business Administration - San Diego State University is an academically rich urban university that provides endless possibilities for students. SDSU’s College of Business Administration is the 35th largest business school in the world. SDSU ranks 19th largest in the US and third largest in the state of California.


GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY (GGU) AT SAN FRANCISCO - Operations And Supply-Chain Management Education at Ageno School of Business in San Francisco - Founded in 1901 and located at San Francisco, Golden Gate University (GGU) meets the needs of working adults by offering undergraduate and graduate programs in business and management, information technology, taxation, and law.


NORCO COLLEGE AT NORCO - Online & On-Campus Logistics Management Education. Norco College is part of the Riverside Community College District (RCCD) which is the seventh oldest community college district in California, and the fifth largest. The Logistics Management Program at regionally accredited Norco College offers both Certificates and Associate of Science Degrees.


SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE AT STOCKTON - Degree, Supervisor and Technician Programs in Logistics & Transportation at Stockton - San Joaquin Delta College is a public, two-year community college that awards credit which may be transferred to four-year colleges and universities.

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SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY (SCU) AT SANTA CLARA - Graduate Program in Supply Chain Management at Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara, California - Established in 1851 by Jesuits and located in the Silicon Valley California, Santa Clara University (SCU) is a private higher learning university which offers undergraduate and graduate programs.


SANTA MONICA COLLEGE AT SANTA MONICA - Logistics & Supply Chain Management and Business Logistics Education. Santa Monica College offers a comprehensive selection of classes scheduled during evening hours to provide educational opportunities to students who are unable or do not wish to attend day classes. Also through its Office of Distance Education, Santa Monica College offers a selection of classes online over the Internet.


SKYLINE COLLEGE AT SAN BRUNO - International Logistics, Trade, Warehousing,  Customs, Import-Export, & Ocean Freight Education & Training - Skyline College in San Bruno is part of the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) and offers an excellent education to students from all over the Bay Area.

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LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE (LBCC), LONG BEACH - Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs and Short Courses in Global Trade, Logistics and Transportation Operations - Established in 1927 and located in Long Beach, CA, Long Beach City College (LBCC) is a two-year public community college that provides a broad range of academic and career technical instructional programs, and economic and workforce development initiatives.

Marine & U.S.C.G. (Professional Training)


MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY CENTER (MSSC) @ CAL MARITIME, RICHMOND – USCG Approved STCW Basic Training, Firefighting Basic & Advanced Courses, VPDSD Training and Other Courses in Richmond CA - Located in Richmond CA, the Maritime Safety and Security Center (MSSC) is a maritime-focused safety and security-training center.

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC) AT LOS ANGELES - Transportation Systems Education and Nautical Science Training & Licensing at USC Sol Price School of Policy, Planning & Development (USC Price). Located in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and International Trade, the University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities.


EL CAMINO COLLEGE AT HAWTHORNE - Export and Import Workshops in Torrance & USCG Approved Maritime Industry Training in Hawthorne at El Camino College, California - Founded in 1947, El Camino College enrolls more than 25,000 students each semester and boasts a curriculum of over 850 highly regarded academic and career programs taught by exceptional faculty.

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MARITIME MEDICAL GUIDES, SANTA CRUZ CA & BELLINGHAM WA - First Aid, CPR, Maritime Medicine Online Program, Maritime Wilderness First Responder Course and Custom Courses, Private Groups, Crew/Yacht Training, Youth Courses in CA & WA - Located in Santa Cruz CA & Bellingham WA, Maritime Medical Guides provides a range of adventure based, maritime-specific medical training courses to help provide the sailing and boating community with the knowledge base and hands-on skills to lead more prepared and safer adventures.


ORANGE COAST COLLEGE (OCC) AT COSTA MESA - Professional Mariner Degree & Certificate Programs, USCG Captains Licensing Courses, Seamanship, Cruising Powerboat & Sailing classes at OCC College and OCC School of Sailing & Seamanship - Orange Coast College, located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California’s beautiful beaches, was founded in 1948 with an opening day enrollment of 500 students.


SADDLEBACK COLLEGE AT MISSION VIEJO - Seamanship Certification & License. Saddleback College’s rigorous and stimulating academic curriculum is taught by a faculty renowned for its expertise and experience. The students have access to over 300 degree and certificate programs to help them define and reach their educational, professional, and personal goals.


ELKINS MARINE TRAINING INTERNATIONAL (EMTI) AT SANTA ROSA - Professional Marine and Offshore Training Courses Approved By USCG, FCC and Others. Elkins Marine Training International (EMTI), as part of the Elkins group, provides the best possible training and consultancy to the shipping and offshore industries worldwide.

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TRAINING RESOURCES MARITIME INSTITUTE (TRLMI) AT SAN DIEGO - Deck & Engineering Courses, Lower Tonnage Licenses, Boater Education Series, and Government Vessels Courses in San Diego, CA - Training Resources, Maritime Institute (TRLMI) is a provider of professional maritime training and the training center is located in San Diego California. TRLMI provides deck and engineering professionals the required courses for initial endorsement and career enhancing upgrade training.

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ZENITH MARITIME INSTITUTE, SAN DIEGO - Captains License Programs and Renewals & FCC MROP Training and Testing in San Diego - Zenith Maritime Institute San Diego provides training and certification for mariners who are seeking credentials to expand their careers on the water.

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CQUEST MARINE, SAN FRANCISCO BAY - USCG Approved Captains License Classes and Online Programs & Endorsement in San Francisco Bay Area - Founded in 2003, CQuest Marine is a USCG approved Captain's License school located in San Francisco Bay area in California.

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MODERN SAILING SCHOOL & CLUB, SAUSALITO - U.S. Coast Guard Approved Marine Training and ASA Approved Sailing programs in Sausalito CA - Established in 1983 and located at Sausalito CA, Modern Sailing School & Club (MSC) provides sailing and USCG approved maritime training for recreational and professional mariners.

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JLS MARITIME CONSULTANTS, SAN DIEGO - STCW Courses in Survival Craft Proficiency and Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties in San Diego CA - Established in 2002 and located at San Diego CA, JLS Maritime Consulting provides assistance to merchant mariners with the licensing process including merchant marine documents and U.S. Coast Guard requirements.

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MARINE RESCUE CONSULTANTS (MRC), NEWPORT BEACH - STCW Fast Rescue Boat Training, Davit Training, and Other Safety Training Programs in CA - Established in 1983 and located in Newport Beach CA, Marine Rescue Consultants (MRC) has been a world leader in providing services related to water rescue, including Rescue boat operations training.

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TERMINAL SECURITY SOLUTIONS (TSS), LONG BEACH - USCG Approved FSO, CSO, VSO and Security Awareness Training Programs for the Maritime Industry - Founded in 2014 and located at Long Beach CA, Terminal Security Solutions (TSS) is a Maritime Security services firm..

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SIX MARITIME, SAN DIEGO - STCW Basic Training & VSO, CSO, PFSO Courses, and Security Patrol Coxswain Course in San Diego CA - Located in San Diego CA, Six Maritime is a maritime security and training company..

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MARPOL TRAINING INSTITUTE, MIDDLETOWN - MARPOL Standards, Waste Management, VGP, sVGP, and Ballast Water Regulations Onboard and Online - Based in Middletown CA, MARPOL Training Institute is an ISO 9000 and DNV Certified training company providing various maritime environment and pollution regulations related training programs onboard and online.

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BOATER U, SAN DIEGO - Boating Safety, CA Boating License and Boat Maintenance Courses for Novices and Experienced Mariners in San Diego, California - Located in San Diego, California, Boater U is a part of the Training Resources Maritime Institute (TRLMI), the largest maritime training center on the west coast and specializes in boating safety courses.

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ADVANCED MARITIME EDUCATION (AME), SAN RAFAEL - USCG Approved Captains Licensing and Master Upgrade Courses in San Francisco Bay and Long Beach, CA - Located in San Rafael, California, Advanced Maritime Education (AME - SmartCaptains) provides instructor-led U.S. Coast Guard captain's licensing classroom courses and exams in San Francisco Bay and Long Beach, CA.

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PANAMA MARITIME TRAINING SERVICES (PMTS), PANAMA CITY, SAN FRANCISCO - Panama Maritime Authority and Other Administrations Approved IMO Courses and STCW Training Worldwide - Established in 1998 and located in Panama City, San Francisco, Panama Maritime Training Services (PMTS) is authorized by Panama Maritime Authority and other administrations to conduct training on STCW Courses including 2010 Manila Amendments.

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THE LICENSE SCHOOL @ CAL MARITIME, VALLEJO - Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV), 100 Ton Master and Endorsements Courses at Cal Maritime Vallejo CA - Launched in 2001 by Cal Maritime, The License School is designed to meet the needs of the smaller vessel USCG approved courses, including testing. The school provides training for the captain’s license and endorsements.

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NEWPORT COAST MARITIME ACADEMY (NCMA), NEWPORT BEACH - US Powerboating Accredited Cruising Courses & Electronic Navigation and Vessel Maintenance Training in Newport Beach CA - Located in Newport Beach, CA, Newport Coast Maritime Academy (NCMA) is an accredited US Powerboating school, the nation’s leader in powerboat training, education and safety.

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INTREPID MARITIME, MAGALIA - US&R Boat Operator, PWC Rescue Operations, Rescue Boat - Large Vessel, River and Flood Rescue Boat Technician Courses - Located in Magalia, California, Intrepid Group provides maritime training and operational teams, logistics and transportation service across the states.

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MARINE FIREMEN’S UNION, SAN FRANCISOQMED, STCW, Carrier Transicold, High Voltage Safety, and Military Sealift Command Training for Unlicensed Merchant Mariners - Established in 1883 and located in San Franciso, The Pacific Coast Marine Firemen, Oilers, Watertenders and Wipers Association (commonly referred to as the Marine Firemen's Union) is represents unlicensed merchant mariners who work in the engine department aboard a variety of ships.

Wooden Boat Building (Professional Training)


THE ARQUES SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL BOATBUILDING AT SAUSALITO - Wooden Boatbuilding, Navigation, Lumber Harvesting & Boatbuilding Apprentice Programs. The Arques School, in Sausalito, California, is a school dedicated to teaching the art of traditional wooden boatbuilding. It offers a full-year apprenticeship program and short courses in traditional wooden boatmaking and associated crafts.

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SPAULDING MARINE CENTER AT SAUSALITO - Boatbuilding Workshops and Camps, for Adult & Youth in Sausalito, CA - Established in 1951 and located in the heart of Sausalito's waterfront in California, The Spaulding Marine Center is a dedicated to preserving and sharing the area’s rich history of boat building.

Sailing Schools in CA

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California Boating License: Approved by California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways - To operate a motorized vessel in California, you will be required to have a California boating card. There is no minimum age to take the course or state residency.

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Top Sailing Schools in California - Sailing Classes and Certifications Approved by ASA or US Sailing at Oakland, Marina Del Rey, Isleton, Redondo Beach, Long Beach, Newport Beach, San Diego, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Redwood City, and Richmond in California.