Phase III – seven (7) weeks of follow -up training in Piney Point, MD.
This phase focuses on the specific skills of each department (deck, engine and steward).
However, students are responsible for paying the costs of their uniforms (once the student receives their uniform the fees are non-refundable), a physical exam, drug test, benzene test, and fees for the following required documents: a U. Merchant Mariner’s Credential, a Transportation Workers Identification Credential, and a current passport. Students must also pay for the cost of their transportation to the Center.
Apprentices also learn about citizenship and individual responsibility through a series of classroom discussions and visits to the U. The prospective seafarer will also learn about the nature of the shipping industry, the economics of marine transportation, and government policies and regulation that affect the vitality of the U. Students with disabilities must meet the academic, technical and physical standards for participation in the programs.
Generally speaking applicable law does not require the School to provide accommodations that fundamentally alter the nature of a program (such as by diluting academic integrity) or that pose an undue hardship (defined as significantly difficult or expensive).
The requirements for the apprentice program are set forth in these materials.
Seafarers must meet additional eligibility requirements in order to participate in the upgrading classes.
The Program is broken down as follows: Phase I – fifteen (15) weeks of entry level training at the SHLSS.