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Boating & U.S. Coast Guard Certification, Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Continuing Education Programs

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Established in 1957, Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) is an accredited community college located in Baltimore County, Maryland, with three campuses and two extension centers. CCBC has over 100 associates degrees and certificate programs in a wide range of areas.

The annual enrollment exceeds 72,000 students, most of who live in surrounding communities and international students from more than 55 countries. Baltimore is a major port city in Maryland with a mild climate and easy access to major destinations on the East Coast: Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City.

CCBC School of Continuing Education helps career-building options that include intensive training classes in fields as diverse as technology, health, construction, manufacturing, education, security and business, as well as apprenticeship and licensure programs. You can upgrade your job skills, learn a trade, and earn in-demand professional certifications with classes starting when you need them at one of CCBC’s campuses and other convenient locations throughout Baltimore County

The Community College of Baltimore County is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Boating Certification Course meets the certification requirements of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police. The Captain's Licensing Courses are approved by the US Coast Guard.

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Academic & Continuing Ed. Programs



Maritime Logistics & Transportation Programs

  • AAS Degree in Transportation, Distribution, and Maritime Logistics (60 credits): This program is designed to prepare students for employment or advancement in the Transportation, Distribution, and Maritime Logistics field. Graduates will have the essential skills to be successful entry-level or mid-level employees at seaports and many related industry locations.
  • Certificate in Transportation Distribution and Maritime Logistics (21 credits): This certificate is designed primarily for students focusing on the core TDML courses such as Global Commercial Transportation, Supply Chain Management, Technology, Domestic Freight Operations, and Maritime Logistics.

Maritime & Boating (Cont. Ed.) Programs

  • Captain's Licensing Course (100 hours): Prepare for the U.S. Coast Guard Captain's License test (masters level). This comprehensive review covers all aspects of the commercial operation of Coast Guard-inspected passenger carrying vessels. Topics include rules of the road, deck general and safety, chart reading, plotting, T-Boat regulations, watch-keeping, trim and stability, and ship construction. (Testing done on campus.)
  • Maryland Basic Boating Certification: Learn about different types of vessels, navigational aids, marine weather, regulations, emergency situations, personal watercraft, and maneuvering. Maryland requires that all motorboat operators born after July 1, 1972 pass a certified boating course.
  • Marine Engine Maintenance Repair (5 weeks): This course provides entry-level technicians with a fundamental understanding of the marine industry and marine service careers including outboard systems, their repair, maintenance, applications and usage.
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Officer - Professional Boat Captain (5 weeks): Professional Boat Captains are responsible for piloting a variety of boats for commercial purposes such as charter boats, dinner cruises, water taxis, and assistance towing. Classes cover navigation, general deck safety, rules of the nautical road, lights, shapes and signals, and the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR).

Logistics & Supply Chain (WFT) Programs

  • Supply Chain Manager (6 months): Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). If a student wishes to sit for the CPSM ® exam, a four-year degree (bachelor's or the global equivalent) and at least three years professional supply management work experience is required.
  • Certified Logistics Associate/Warehouse Distribution (49 hours): This training prepares individuals to work in higher skilled, frontline material handling roles at a variety of supply chain facilities such as factories, warehouses, distribution centers, and transporters. Completers will be applying for jobs such as laborers, freight stockers, material movers, receiving and traffic clerks, forklift operators, customer support representatives, logistics specialists, freight handlers, billing clerks, and logistic technicians.
  • Freight Broker/Agent (6 months): Freight broker training will help students learn the skills needed to be a successful Freight Broker/Agent. From licensing and operations, to sales and marketing, students learn the basics of how to run a domestic freight brokerage or agency in the United States. The online freight broker course series will provide you with the requirements and resources needed to obtain a brokerage licensing/authority from the federal government

LAST UPDATED ON Jan 27, 2020