Canadian Coast Guard College

Officer Training Program - Marine Navigation

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Program Information

School:Canadian Coast Guard College
Field of Study:Nautical Science/Merchant Marine Officer
Description:Officer Cadets studying Marine Navigation learn about ship behavior due to internal and external factors such as weather and ice conditions. They also learn seamanship, cargo and stowage, signals, knots, ice-breaking, and navigating challenging environments such as narrow channels and busy harbours. Navigators learn aspects of search and rescue, fisheries enforcement procedures, environmental response, aids to navigation, celestial navigation, and maritime security. The Canadian Coast Guard Officer Training Program includes in-class learning, highly modernized marine simulators, and practical experience on board vessels at sea.
URL:Officer Training Program - Marine Navigation at Canadian Coast Guard College
Length:45 Month(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Fran├žais 

In order to qualify to admission in the Canadian Coast Guard Officer Training Program, at a minimum you must have successfully complete a high school diploma by June 30. To be eligible for the Canadian Coast Guard Officer Training Program you must:

- Fulfill all the educational requirements in math, physics, chemistry and English/French

- Meet a medical standard required for seagoing personnel, including vision and hearing standards

- Be willing to take training in respiratory protection and wear a breathing apparatus which maintains a non-leaking face piece-to-skin seal

- Have a valid Canadian Passport upon joining

- Be able to pass a criminal record check and government security clearance at the reliability and secret levels

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 10, 2018