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Nautical Science AAS Degree Program & USCG Approved Merchant Marine and STCW Training & Exam Prep Classes in Fairhaven & Online

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Northeast Maritime Institute (NMI) is a private, co-educational institution that offers its students an opportunity to pursue maritime career-oriented education. NMI provides required marine safety education, ship operation courses, Coast Guard license and document courses, as well as programs that grant students with a certificate and Merchant Marine Document upon completion.

The mission of the Institute is to equip graduates with the combination of knowledge, critical thinking, problem solving, ethical decision making, and confidence which will enable them to safely and efficiently operate, maintain, and manage the ships of today and the maritime industry of tomorrow.

In the last thirty years since its founding in 1981, Northeast Maritime Institute has grown into one of the largest privately held maritime education facilities in the United States. The institute has educated thousands of mariner students at all levels of US Coast Guard licenses and documentation. The Institute continues to remain active with the International Maritime Organization and the International Maritime Lecturer’s Association. NMI also has a Maritime Education and Training Co-Operative (MET Co-Op) which is a program that assists professional mariners in reaching their career goals at reduced costs. An initial two year commitment is required.

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USCG Captain's License & Endorsements

Academic & Training Programs



NMI College of Maritime Science Program

  • Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science (2 years): NMI College of Maritime Science Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science is designed for individuals interested in a career at sea. This program also includes a Semester at Sea where you will gain real world experience and build professional relationships in the industry. The teaching model includes hands on learning, simulator training, classroom theory and internship experiences for all styles of learning. NMI offers non-regimented maritime education and training that propels the students into the workforce through internships that matter because they spend (90) days at sea. This program is suitable for those who are interested in attending a trade school and interested in a career at sea, seeking a travel-oriented career, and also current mariners looking for career advancement.

NMI STCW Training & Continuing Education

Career Tracks

USCG Approved Online & Blended Courses

  • Able Seaman Deck
  • Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
  • Auxiliary Sail
  • Basic Safety Training
  • Engine Room Resource Management
  • Leadership & Managerial Skills
  • Leadership &Teamworking Skills
  • Magnetic & Gyrocompass
  • Maritime Security Awareness
  • Medical Care Provider
  • OUPV
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities
  • Personal Survivor Techniques
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft Lifeboatman
  • RFPNW
  • Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties

Onsite Courses

  • Able Seaman
  • Apprentice Mate (Steersman) Upgrade
  • Apprentice Mate Western Rivers
  • Assistance Towing
  • Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
  • Auxiliary Sail
  • Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Basic Firefighting
  • Basic Safety Training
  • Basic Safety Training Refresher
  • Benzene Training Program
  • Bridge Resource Management
  • Celestial Navigation
  • Crisis Management and Human Behavior
  • Crowd Management
  • Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)
  • FCC Operators Permit Examination
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Launch Operator
  • Leadership and Managerial Skills
  • Leadership and Teamworking Skills
  • Master 100 Tons
  • Master 200 Tons
  • Medical Care Provider
  • Medical Care Provider PIC
  • Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV)
  • OUPV (Nights)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)
  • Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft (Lifeboatman)
  • QMED - Oiler
  • Radar Observer (Unlimited)
  • Radar Observer Recertification (Radar Renewal)
  • Tank Barge Dangerous Liquids PIC
  • Tank Barge Dangerous Liquids Simulation
  • Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids
  • TOAR – Towing Officers Assessment Records
  • Upgrade Master 100 Tons to 200 Tons
  • Upgrade OUPV to Master 100 Tons
  • Visual Communications (Flashing Light)
  • Z Drive Basic
  • Z Drive Advanced
  • Exam Preparation Materials
  • II/1 OICNW > 500 GT Study Package
  • II/5 Able Seafarer Deck/Able Seaman Practice Kit
  • III/2 Chief/2nd Engineer Study Pack
  • III/4 AB Engine and QMED Practice Exams
  • IV/2.1 GMDSS General Operator Exam Study Pack
  • Lifeboatman/Proficiency in Survival Craft Study Pack
  • Lights, Day Shapes, & Sounds Practice Exams
  • Marlinespike Seamanship
  • Master 100 Ton Study Pack
  • Master/Chief Mate > 1600 Gross Tons
  • Rules of the Road Study Pack

Commonwealth of Dominica Approved Courses (Onlline)

  • Able Seafarer Engine Online Course (STCW III/5)
  • Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch - III/4 (Dominica)
  • Able Seafarer Deck Online Course (STCW II/5)
  • Engineroom Resource Management - International
  • Leadership & Teamworking
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft Online Course - International
  • Rating Forming Part of a Navigation Watch - II/4
  • Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch - III/4
  • Crisis Management and Human Behavior
  • Crowd Management
  • Maritime Security Awareness
  • Ship Security Officer
  • Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties

Tonga Training Courses

Training Package A - For Ordinary Seafarers, Deck Ratings, and Engine Ratings

  • 2 Day Basic Safety and Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher Training Online
  • 4 Hour Security Awareness Training
  • 2 Day Refresher Basic Safety Assessments at TMPI
  • Half Day Personal Survival Techniques Refresher -In Water (pool) Assessments
  • Half Day First Aid Refresher Assessments
  • 1 Day Fire Fighting Refresher Assessments

Training Package B - For Able Seafarer (Deck and Engine), Watchkeeper (Deck and Engine)

  • 2 Day Basic Safety and Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher Training Online
  • 8 Hour Online VPDSD Training
  • 2 Day Refresher Basic Safety Assessments at TMPI
  • Half Day Personal Survival Techniques Refresher -In Water (pool) Assessments
  • Half Day First Aid Refresher Assessments
  • 1 Hour VPDSD Examination and Practical
  • 1 Day Fire Fighting Refresher Assessments

Other Classes

  • Towing Officers Assessment Records (TOAR)