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Ports, Harbors & Marinas

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. These online courses are available for you to take in your own community, studying at your own convenience. After you have registered, 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.

This program was developed in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast, Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers (PCC), Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Harbor Authority Association of British Columbia, Washington Sea Grant, and the California Association of Harbormasters and Port Captains (CAHMPC).

Harbor Administration

Learn management techniques to bring in more customers, retains good employees and create a safe, attractive, financially healthy marina.

Facility Safety

This course provides essential information to support the well-being of staff and harbor users.

Marine Structures and Materials

Ensure effective operation and maintenance of harbors and marinas with a solid understanding of the marine infrastructure.

Oil Spills - Prevention, Preparedness and Response

Learn safe and effective oil removal techniques, and information and training needed to eliminate oil spill prone activities in and near marinas.

Fire Safety for Ports, Harbors and Marinas

Fire prevention and fire fighting training and skills development for harbor or marina employees.

Hazardous Materials and Waste Risks and Controls

Understand regulations as well as guidelines for the prevention of boating related pollution.

Marina Utilities Water and Sanitary Sewer

Learn operation and maintenance of marina sanitary sewer systems and the complexities of providing clean and safe water service for harbor customers.

Marina Utilities Electrical

This course will familiarize employees with the basics of a marina electrical system.

Harbor Operations and Planning

Learn what constitutes a comprehensive marina management plan and how to start one.

Customer Service for Ports, Harbors and Marinas

Improve employee customer service skills that in turn can grow the marina customer base.

Clean Harbors

Engage staff at all levels in responsibility for waste management and customer communications.