Nova Scotia Community College

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Marine Navigation Technology

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Faculty:School of Trades and Technology
Field of Study:Nautical Science/Merchant Marine Officer
Description:Can you imagine being a Captain of a cargo ship crossing the oceans of the world, or a First Officer on a ferry responsible for the safe passage of travelers? This program prepares you for a career as a ship's navigation officer in the commercial marine industry. You're trained in areas such as watchkeeping practices, seamanship, safety, and communications.

This program provides the academic and applied skills necessary for an entry-level deck officer trained to International Maritime Organization standards. The program is accredited by Transport Canada in accordance with international Convention on Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW 95). Upon successful completion you qualify for Transport Canada's Watchkeeping Mate certificate of competency. This allows you to sail as a Watchkeeping mate around the globe on any type of merchant ship. This program also prepares you to continue your training to advance to higher levels of Transport Canada certification.
URL:Marine Navigation Technology at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,762

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade11 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including Academic Grade 11 Physics and Academic Grade 12 Math.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    A valid Marine Medical Certificate (to meet Transport Canada's requirements for approved marine/cadet training programs), is required for the program. Details are provided with your acceptance notification.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 13, 2018