ACE Recommends 51 PHC Courses for College Credit


December 2014


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Already a popular resource for SIU members, the union-affiliated Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education has even more to offer in the wake of a recent announcement by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®).


Specifically, ACE CREDIT has evaluated and recommended college credit for 51 courses offered at the Paul Hall Center, which is located in Piney Point, Maryland. This means Seafarers may save time and money when they submit their course work from the Paul Hall Center to meet college course requirements.


“This is great news and a very well-earned feather in our cap,” said Paul Hall Center Vice President Don Nolan. “ACE is the gold standard for these recommendations, so it reflects very well on the school.”


The American Council on Education is regarded as the major coordinating body for the nation’s higher education institutions. ACE describes itself as “seeking to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.”


ACE CREDIT helps adults gain academic credit for courses and examinations taken outside traditional degree programs. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability of coursework and examination results to their courses and degree programs.


The Paul Hall Center courses that have been evaluated and recommended college credit include Able Seafarer – Deck; Advanced Meteorology; Advanced Navigation; Advanced Stability; Automatic Radar Plotting Aids; Basic Firefighting; Basic Meteorology; Basic Shiphandling and Steering Control; Bridge Resource Management – Limited; Bridge Resource Management – Unlimited; Celestial Navigation; Combined Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting; Electronic Chart Display and Information; Emergency Procedures; FOWT; Galley Familiarization; Galley Operations; Global Maritime Distress and Safety System; Junior Engineer; Search and Rescue (Operational); Shipboard Sanitation; Basic Training (STCW); Cargo Handling and Stowage; Certified Chief Cook; Certified Chief Steward; First Aid and CPR; Machinist; Magnetic and Gyro Compasses; Marine Electrician; Pumpman; Radar Observer – Unlimited; Ratings Forming Part of a Navigation Watch; Ratings Forming Part of a Navigation Watch/ AB; Ship Construction and Basic Stability; Ship Management; Social Responsibilities; Tank Ship DL PIC with Simulator; Tank Ship Familiarization; Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation; Watchkeeping (Operational); Electronic Navigation; Advanced Refrigerated Container Maintenance; Marine Refrigeration Technician; Physical Education; Vessel Familiarization; Vessel Operations and Maintenance; Water Survival; Welding and Metallurgy; and Advanced Galley Operations.



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