Chart Your Course

Our philosophy is to prepare our students for success in the Marine Industry by ensuring that our Transport Canada certified training experiences are as real as possible.

To best serve our students, WAMTC has forged partnerships with government, industry, marine related associations and institutions.

Several programs require that the student work aboard vessels for a period of time to attain qualifications. WAMTC works with government and industry operators to help students find assignments on working vessels.

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WAMTC’s Flagship Program: Bridge Watch Rating - Northern Component

This full-time multi-week Deck Hand training program lays the groundwork for your career as a mariner aboard commercial cargo ships, tankers, tugboats, fishing boats and more (see “Careers” for more details). While preparing to become a Deck Hand, some of the hands-on skills you will learn include:
  • Keeping a Lookout
  • Anchoring and Mooring
  • Steering the Vessel
  • Assisting with Cargo Operations
  • Operating Communications Systems
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • Handling Ropes and Chains
  • Navigation
  • Basic Environmental Protection Procedures
As you gain knowledge and practice the essential skills related to seamanship you will earn several training certificates, such as:
  • Transport Canada Bridge Watch Rating Training Certificate
  • WAMTC Bridge Watch Rating Completion Certificate
  • BCIT Bridge Watch Rating Associate Certificate
  • Industry Canada’s Restricted Operator’s Certificate – Marine Commercial (ROC-MC)
  • Marine Basic First Aid (MBFA)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • STCW Basic Safety Training (BST)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft (PSC)
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS 2015)
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Food Safe
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