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Logistics Technology Certificate Programs & 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.

Two-thirds of Delgado students are enrolled in programs which prepare them for a career or help them advance in their present career. The other third is enrolled in programs which prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions. In a recent survey of new freshmen, 44% said they chose Delgado because the college offered a specific program of study. About 25% cited Delgado's affordable tuition as the primary reason for their choice.

Education & Training Programs

Logistics Program

  • Certificate of Technical Studies (Business & Technology) - 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

  • Basic & Advanced Fire Fighting (40 hours): This is a U.S.Coast Guard approved program of 3-day classroom training followed by 2-day field training.
  • ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids) - 32 hours: This U.S. Coast Guard and STCW approved program satisfy the ARPA training requirements for certification as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage.
  • Radar Renewal (2 days): This U.S. Coast Guard approved course includes one day of review and one day of testing.
  • Radar Recertification (1 day): Testing only. There is no review for this class.
  • GMDSS (Global Marine Distress and Safety System) - 70 hours: This U.S. Coast Guard and STCW approved program prepares radio personnel to meet the criteria and competency levels set under the International Convention Standards of Training, Certification of Watchkeeping (STCW) for the use of GMDSS systems.
  • Medical Care Provider (36 hours): This 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.
  • STCW: STCW Basic Safety Training (5 days); First Aid/CPR (8 hours) ; Water Survival (12 hours); and Basic Fire Fighting (16 hours).
  • Steersman / Apprentice Mate (18 days): Certification for Master of Towing Vessels for endorsement of a U.S. Coast Guard License, as per 46 CFR 10.464, 46 CFR 10.465 and NVIC 4-91. The license obtained from this course will be endorsed for one of the following routes: oceans, near-coastal waters, and great lakes-inland waters. The United States Coast Guard, upon issuance of this license, will determine the appropriate route
  • Vessel Security Officer (DNV-approved) - 16.5 hours: Designed to satisfy the requirements of the Maritime Transportations Security Act of 2002 and the International Ship and Port Security Code.
  • Western Rivers Navigation (2 days): Prepares individuals to obtain credentials for employment on Western Rivers in accordance with Requirements for Original Licenses and Endorsements as set forth in 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 10.205(i) for original issuance, 46CFR 10.209(c)(iii) for renewal, or 46CFR 10.209(f) for re-issuance of a license as Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of Towing Vessels for Western Rivers.
  • Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation (16 hours): This course is for mariners who have previously taken the complete U.S. Coast Guard Advanced Fire Fighting Training, and who have completed 1 year of service within the previous 5 years.
  • Leadership & Managerial Skills (4 days): This is a 35-hour course, intended to provide a person with the knowledge, skill and understanding of leadership at the management level on board a vessel. The course is designed specifically for Masters, Chief Mates (II/2, II/3), Chief Engineers and Second Engineer Officers (III/2. III/3) who are required to hold an STCW licensed endorsement.

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