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Logistics Degree and Certificate Programs & USCG and STCW Maritime Training in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Founded in 1921, Delgado Community College, a comprehensive community college and prepares students for careers in high-demand industries with associate degree programs, certificates, awards for technical training, and on the job internships. With campuses throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area, Delgado Community College is one of nine community colleges which operate under the auspices of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.

According to Delgado’s 2010 Comprehensive Economic Analysis, more than 90% of Delgado graduates are employed and 80% of those graduates work in professions related to their Delgado education. The college also has campuses in the East and West Banks of New Orleans, the East Bank of Jefferson Parish and on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Covington and Slidell in St. Tammany Parish.

The Maritime and Industrial Training Center at Delgado Community College has earned a national and international reputation for providing high quality Maritime and Industrial Fire Fighting, Radar, Safety, and U.S. Coast Guard-approved training. For over two decades, Delgado's experienced instructors have helped provide training to licensed mariners and industry personnel in the Maritime, Oil and Gas, and Safety/Homeland Security fields.

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Education & Training Programs


Logistics Programs

  • AAS Degree in Business and Management with Logistics Management Concentration: The Business and Management Associate of Applied Science degree offers a wide variety of options to prepare students for successful careers in today’s economy. The program consists of a common core curriculum and several career-focused concentrations. All courses in the CTS Logistics Technology Certificate program may be applied to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business & Management, with a concentration in Logistics Management.
  • Certificate of Technical Studies (Business & Technology) - CTS Logistics Technology Option: The Logistics Technology program is designed to prepare students for a multitude of career opportunities in distribution, transportation, and manufacturing organizations. Graduates of the certificate program will qualify for positions in governmental agencies, manufacturing, and service organizations. Employment opportunities include entry-level positions in materials management, warehousing, inventory, and as transportation.

Maritime & Industrial Training Center Programs

  • Steersman/Apprentice Mate: (18 days): During this course, mariners will learn the responsibilities required as they transition from working on the deck of a vessel to the wheelhouse alongside pilots and captains. Certification for Master of Towing Vessels for endorsement of a U.S. Coast Guard License and the license obtained from this course will be endorsed for one of the routes - Oceans, Near-coastal waters, or Great lakes-inland waters.
  • Western Rivers Navigation (2 days): This course prepares individuals to obtain credentials for employment on Western Rivers in accordance with Requirements for Original Licenses and Endorsements.

Firefighting and Safety Courses

  • Combined Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting (40 hours): This is a USCG approved course with 3-day classroom training followed by 2-day field training.
  • Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation (8 hours): This is a USCG and STW approved course. Students will receive field-only practical classes, addressing the topics of firefighting equipment, fixed systems, hazardous materials, and emergency procedures.
  • Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher (16 hours): This is a USCG and STW approved course. Students will receive 9.5 hours of classroom instruction and the remainder of the time will take place on the field and ship simulator structure, addressing the topics of firefighting equipment, fixed systems, hazardous materials, and emergency procedures.
  • Leadership and Managerial Skills (35 hours): This U.S. Coast Guard approved course is intended to provide a person with the knowledge, skill and understanding of leadership at the management level (not operational level) on board a vessel.
  • STCW Basic Safety Training (5 days): This USCG approved course defines basic training requirements for maritime employees to work and stand watch aboard certain maritime vessels that fall under the requirements prescribed in Regulation VI/I, and Section A-VI/I of STCW.
  • Medical Care Provider (24 hours): This USCG approved course provides the student with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct a primary and secondary survey of a sick and/or injured person, immobilize the patient, and begin immediate treatment to preserve life.
  • Tank Barge Dangerous Liquids (32 hours): This USCG course provides training for any person with immediate responsibility for the loading, discharging and care in transit or handling of cargo.
  • Vessel Security Officer (13 hours): This USCG approved course is designed to satisfy the requirements of the Maritime Transportations Security Act of 2002 and the International Ship and Port Security Code.

Navigational Radar Courses

  • Automatic Radar Plotting Aids ARPA (32 hours)
  • Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems ECDIS (40 hours)
  • Global Marine Distress and Safety System GMDSS (70 hours)
  • Radar Observer (40 hours)
  • Radar Recertification (1 day)
  • Radar Renewal (2 days)

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