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TC Approved Full Range of Certification from Bridge Watch Rating to Master Mariner and Engine Rating to Chief Engineer, & Other Maritime Training Programs in Summerside PE

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Founded in 1969, Holland College is the provincial community college for the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI). With over 2400 full-time and 120 part-time students, Holland College has more than 65 full-time career training programs to help you reach your goals.

The Holland College Marine Training Center (MTC) is located in the city of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, just minutes from the Confederation Bridge.


Marine Training 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.

MTC 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.

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Training Programs




Bridge and Engine Rating

  • Bridge Watch Rating (12 weeks): The Bridge Watch Rating program provides training to those who would like to have a sea-going career but have little or no previous marine experience. This 12-week entry level course introduces shipboard terminology, safety procedures, standards for watchkeeping, and provides the practical skills and knowledge you will need to become a proficient deckhand.
  • Engine Room Rating (10 weeks): The Engine Room Rating program provides training to those who would like to have a sea-going career but have little or no previous marine experience. This 10-week entry level course provides the knowledge and skills required to understand the specific duties and responsibilities relating to the safe operation and servicing of machinery in the engine room of a vessel.

Maritime Security Courses

  • Vessel Personnel with Security Responsibilities (VPWSR)The aim of this course is to fully explain to vessel personnel their potential responsibilities on board their vessels. Those successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge to undertake the duties under the Vessel Security Plan

Marine Navigation Courses

  • Cargo (CG 1)
  • Cargo (CG 2)
  • Cargo (GC 3)
  • Celestial Navigation (Astro 1)
  • Celestial Navigation (Astro 2)
  • Chartwork & Pilotage (CP1)
  • Chartwork & Pilotage (CP2)
  • Communications (Com 1)
  • Engineering Knowledge (EK 1)
  • Engineering Knowledge (EK 2)
  • General Ship Knowledge (GSK 1)
  • General Ship Knowledge (GSK 2)
  • General Ship Knowledge (GSK 3)
  • Meteorology (MET 1)
  • Meteorology (MET 2)
  • Navigation Safety (NS 1)
  • Navigation Safety (NS 2)
  • Navigation Systems & Instruments (NS & I)
  • Ship Construction & Stability (SCS 1)
  • Ship Construction & Stability (SCS 2)
  • Ship Construction & Stability (SCS 3)
  • Ship Construction & Stability (SCS 4)
  • Ship Construction & Stability (SCS 5)
  • Ship Management (SM 1)
  • Ship Management (SM 2)
  • Ship Management (SM 3)
  • Ship Management (SM 4)
  • Orals

Radio Courses

  • ROC-MC
  • GOC
  • GOC Revalidation

Simulator (Bridge) Courses

  • SEN L
  • Electronic Positioning Systems (SEN 1 Part A)
  • Simulated Electronic Navigation - Operational (SEN 1 Part B)
  • Simulated Electronic Navigation - Level 2

Tanker Courses

  • Oil & Chemical Tanker Familiarization
  • Specialized Oil Tanker
  • Specialized Chemical Tanker

Other Maritime Courses

  • Marine Basic First Aid (2 days)
  • Marine Advanced First Aid (5 days)
  • Practical Skills for Marine Engineering
  • Propulsion Plant Simulator Level 1 (14 days)
  • Propulsion Plant Simulator Level 2 (2 weeks)
  • STCW Basic Safety Training, STCW Survival Craft & STCW Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher (5 days)
  • STCW Basic Safety Training & STCW Survival Craft Refresher (4 days)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats
  • Basic Safety Training - STCW VI / I - 2 - 4 (46 hours)
  • Advanced FireFighting - STCW VI/3 (35 hours)
  • Domestic Vessel Safety - DVS (26 hours)
  • Small Non-Pleasure Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (2 days)
  • Small Vessel Operator - SVO (4 days)
  • Dynamic Positioning Induction (5 days)
  • Dynamic Positioning Simulation/Advance (5 days)
  • ECDIS (5 days)
  • Fishing Master
  • Bridge Resource Management (5 days)
  • Leadership and Teamwork/Managerial Skills (4 days)
  • Passenger Safety Management (2 days)