|Canada, Ontario, Owen Sound
|Advanced Diploma, College
|3 years, plus 3 Co-op terms
|CA$17,160 per year
The displayed fee is for the 2022-2023 academic year and is subject to change. The fee covers two semesters and includes tuition (CA$14,150), health insurance, and other ancillary charges.
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To qualify for admission, you must have a high school diploma and have completed the following mandatory courses (or their equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If English is not your first language and/or you come from a non-English-speaking country, you must provide proof of your English language proficiency by submitting one of the following tests:
Become a leader in the marine industry! Internationally recognized. Outstanding facilities. Work in Canada or anywhere in the world.
This program has been planned in co-operation with Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) and Canada’s shipping companies. Students acquire a complete education which will prepare them for the occupation of ship’s Navigation Officer. The specialized competencies and work experience also provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for employment in government and in other marine-related industries.
Grads get great jobs
Graduates find rewarding careers at all levels of the marine industry. A worldwide shortage of qualified engineering and navigational officers means that, once certified, grads are immediately entering the workforce. Entry level salaries can reach $100,000.
Co-op Work Terms
This program includes a co-op work term component where you will gain practical, on-the-job experience in your field.
Students learn through a progressive mix of skills training, shipboard training and academic studies, including navigation training in our marine simulators. The program involves six academic semesters accompanied by two mandatory co-op terms. Navigation cadets (students) get a total of 365 days of sea time over those work terms.
The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.
- Sem 1: Fall
- Sem 2: Winter
- Work Term 1: Summer
- Sem 3: Fall
- Sem 4: Winter
- Work Term 2: Summer
- Work Term 3: Fall
- Sem 5: Winter
- Sem 6: Summer
- Work Term 3: Fall
Graduates of this program may find rewarding careers as ship’s officers on board commercial vessels throughout Canada and the world. This three-year co-operative cadet training program may lead to career advancement to senior ranks on board ship and to positions of leadership in the marine industry.
Graduates are eligible to write examinations for the Transport Canada Watchkeeping Mate Certificate of Competency and can gain employment in domestic and international shipping industries.