General Education Courses

CURRICULUM

General Education Courses

 

NOTE: Not all courses are offered every year.  Please reference the current year's course schedule to see which courses are available.

 

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

This one-week course covers Leadership and Managerial Skills associated with Competence, Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency requirements of Tables A-II/2 and A-III/2 of the Standard of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW).  The course also addresses diversity in the maritime workforce and liability associated with non-compliance with present-day workplace protection laws.

 

Course Capacity: 24 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed the Leadership & Managerial Skills (MEBAMD-751) course and presenting the Certificate of Training will be considered to have demonstrated the following competencies:

  1. Application of leadership and teamworking skills in Tables A-II/1 or A-III/1 of the STCW Code, as amended; AND
  2. Use of leadership and managerial skills in Tables A-II/2 or A-III/2 of the STCW Code, as amended.

LEADERSHIP & TEAMWORKING

This eight-hour course teaches Leadership and Teamwork Skills associated with Competence, Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency requirements of Tables A-II/1, A-III/1, and A-III/6 of the STCW Manila Amendments. Topics covered will include: laws pertaining to the workplace, task and workload management, resource management, and decision making techniques.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed our Leadership and Teamworking Skills (MEBAMD-768) course will satisfy:

  • The Leadership and Teamworking Skills within 46 CFR 11.309, 46 CFR 11.319, 46 CFR 11.321, AND, the equivalent of the specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 12-14(Ch-1) (Tasks 17.1.A and 18.1.A-18.5.A), for an endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch;
  • The Leadership and Teamworking Skills within 46 CFR 11.329, AND, the equivalent of the specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 17-14 (Tasks 15.1.A, 16.1.A-16.4.A), for an endorsement as Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch.

Applicants who have successfully completed this course need not present completed Task Control Sheets for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

QUALIFIED ASSESSOR

This 3-day course is designed to satisfy the QA training needs such that seafarers can become qualified to meet STCW Code and US Law pertaining to onboard or simulator-based assessments of proficiencies. Topics covered will include: IMO’s impact on training, development of an assessment, competence-based assessments, on board assessments, performance objectives, performance measures and standards, the assessment process, and creating a performance improvement plan. Upon successful completion of this course, the student is expected to be able to perform on board assessments of US Merchant Marine Officers at the STCW Management and Operational levels and unlicensed ratings according to USCG Control Sheets and/or Assessment Documentation.

 

Course Capacity: 24 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Our Qualified Assessor (MEBAMD-394) course will be accepted as meeting the requirements of 46 CFR 10.402(b)(2)(iii)(A), 46 CFR 10.407(c)(5)(i). Further information may be found in the requirements of the STCW, as amended 2010, Section A-I/6, and the guidance regarding Qualified Instructors as stated in NVIC 03-14, Enclosure (2), Section 1, paragraph (d).

TRAIN THE TRAINER

This 40-hour course is designed to provide training for potential instructors in the quality methods of instruction that are used to teach and assess level of competence of seafarers in a traditional classroom environment at a teaching institution ashore or in a shipboard environment. Familiarization with the accepted methods of quality instruction, these being applied to seafarer learning, so that the instructor candidate has a better idea of how to efficiently assess, teach, maintain student focus and properly deal with other learning environment distractions. A person meeting the entry standards is given the course of instruction prior to developing and teaching one lecture and one practical / assessment lesson in a class that is conducted at the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School.

 

Course Capacity: 5 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed our Train the Trainer (MEBAMD-597) course will satisfy the Train the Trainer and Assessor training requirements of 46 CFR 10.402(b)(2)(iii)(A), 10.405(a)(1) and 46 CFR 10.407(c)(5)(i), and the requirement for instructors and assessors as stated in Section A-I/6, paragraph 7, of the STCW Code, as amended 2010 and the guidance regarding Qualified Instructors as stated in NVIC 03-14, and Qualified Assessors as stated in NVIC 19-14.