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Marine Technology - Navigation (Co-op)

Georgian College - Owen Sound
Canada, Ontario, Owen Sound
Tuition fee 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.

Registration fee CA$400 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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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.

Program structure

The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.

Fall Intake

  • 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

Career opportunities

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.

Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States