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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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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

  • 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
  • STCW Basic Safety Training
  • Benzene Training Program
  • Bridge Resource Management
  • OUPV (Nights)
  • Master 100 Tons (Nights)
  • 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
  • Maritime Security Awareness
  • Master 100 Tons
  • Master 200 Tons
  • Master/Mate 500/1600 Gross Tons Near Coastal/Oceans
  • Medical Care Provider
  • Medical Care Provider PIC
  • Navigational Problems: Chart Plot Module: Q125
  • Navigation Problems: Ocean Module: Q127 Tutoring
  • OICNW 500 to 3000 ITC Near Coastal/Oceans
  • Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft (Lifeboatman)
  • QMED - Oiler
  • Radar Observer (Unlimited)
  • Radar Observer Recertification
  • Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW)
  • Tank Barge Dangerous Liquids PIC
  • Tank Barge Dangerous Liquids Simulation
  • Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids PIC
  • Upgrade Master 100 Tons to 200 Tons
  • Upgrade OUPV to Master 100 Tons
  • Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
  • Visual Communications (Flashing Light)
  • Z- Drive Basic
  • Z- Drive Advanced

Online & Blended USCG Programs (NEMO)

  • Engineroom Resource Management Blended Course
  • Advanced Firefighting Revalidation Blended Course
  • Basic Training Online (Blended)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft (Lifeboatman) Online
  • Maritime Security Awareness (On-Line)
  • Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (On-Line)
  • Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch RFPNW (On-Line)

Online Examination Prep Materials

  • II/1 OICNW > 500 GT Study Package
  • I/2 Master/Chief Mate > 500 Gross Tons
  • 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 Study Pack
  • Lifeboatman/Proficiency in Survival Craft Study Pack
  • Lights, Day Shapes, & Sounds Practice Exams
  • Marlinespike Seamanship
  • Master 100 Ton Study Pack
  • Rules of the Road Study Pack

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