The Career Training for Ports and Marinas program provides an opportunity for those working in coastal facilities to advance their knowledge and skills. Whether you are newly employed working on the docks or have management experience in the field, these courses enhance the skills required to be successful in a number of port, harbor and marina occupations.
The online courses are available for you to take in your own community, studying at your own convenience based on your availability.
This program was developed in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus, Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers (PCC), Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Harbour Authority Association of British Columbia, Washington Sea Grant, and the California Association of Harbormasters and Port Captains (CAHMPC).
Each online training course is approximately 15-20 hours, with a 3-month time period to complete the work:
- Facility Safety
- Marine Structures and Materials
- Oil Spills: Prevention, Preparedness and Response
- Customer Service for Ports and Marinas
- Hazardous Materials and Waste: Risks and Controls
- Fire Safety for Ports and Marinas
- Marina Utilities: Water and Sanitary Sewer
- Harbor Administration
- Harbor Operations and Planning
- Marina Utilities: Electrical Systems
- Clean Harbors
In order to participate in one of these online courses, you will need:
- A computer with internet access
- Speakers or headphones
- An e-mail address that is your own, not shared (we can help you with this if necessary)
Details for course enrollment and payment can be accessed through our online registration system.
After you have registered for a course, you will receive an email with your online course access information. It may take up to 24-48 hours for your course to be available to you.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance if you have any questions.
UAS Sitka Campus will send you a course completion certificate for continuing education contact hours (CEU’s) for every course that you complete.
An additional opportunity for industry recognition is provided by PCC and CAHMPC after you have finished multiple courses. Complete any four courses to apply for the Level 1 Certificate; another three courses qualifies you to apply for the Level 2 Certificate; and finishing the last four courses makes you eligible for the Certified Marine Operator Certificate. It is highly recommended that the Clean Harbors course be taken early in the sequence.
You must apply directly to PCC for certification and provide them with proof of your course completion and CEU’s earned by requesting official transcripts be sent to them.
Contact PCC for details on securing a Level 1, 2, or Certified Marine Operator Certificate.