Applications now being accepted for classes beginning August 1, 2020.

More courses will be added. Course additions and cancellations are subject to change due to COVID-19 protocols.

Be sure to read the COVID-era Student Rules and Regulations/Standard Operating Procedures HERE

Access the Paul Hall Center Health Questionnaire/Acknowledgement Form HERE

**Note: If you develop symptoms or become sick after submitting your questionnaire, it is your responsibility to contact the school to inform them prior to traveling.  If you choose to travel while sick or showing symptoms you will be denied access to the school facilities, including transportation to the school.  Please remember this is for the safety of all.**

Storekeeper pre-requisites:

  1. Must have 125 days sailing in two previous calendar years
  2. Valid SHBP medical through start date of class
  3. Valid MSC physical
  4. Rated/upgraded and sailed at least once above entry rating
  5. Valid government vessels course within last 5 years or must take it prior to SK class
  6. Military time or equivalent as SK will be considered

Storekeeper application process:

  1. Submit upgrading application
  2. Must have TABE test with reading score of 8th grade or higher.  If no TABE score or below 8th grade must take UA reading test at local union hall and score 8th grade or higher
  3. Take SK aptitude test, to be given in union hall.  If scores below 50% can retake in 6 months, 51% to 60% must attend one week computer class course at SHLSS prior to SK, 61% or above is passing

MSC Storekeeper Basic
Start/End

  • TBA

***Must be taken in conjunction with MSC Supply Configuration Management***

MSC Supply Configuration Management
Start/End

  • TBA

***Must be taken in conjunction with MSC Storekeeper Basic***

Deck Department

Lifeboatman/Water Survival
Start/End

  • TBA

RFPNW
Start/End

  • TBA

Able Seafarer – Deck
Start/End

  • August 24 through September 11
  • October 05 through October 16 (online lecture) & October 19 through October 23 (at Piney Point assessments & written exam)

***must hold Lifeboat and 360 days sea service after obtaining RFPNW***

Crane Familiarization
Start/End

  • TBA

Radar Renewal (One day)
Start/End

  • TBA

Radar Observer
Start/End

  • TBA

ARPA
Start/End

  • TBA

Bosun Recertification
Start/End

  • TBA

Fast Rescue Boat
Start/End

  • TBA

GMDSS
Start/End

  • TBA

ECDIS
Start/End

  • TBA

Leadership and Managerial Skills
Start/End

  • TBA

***must be deck or engine officer of the management level

Adv. Shiphandling
Start/End

  • TBA

***Must hold 3rd/2nd Mate N/C or higher

Adv. Meteorology
Start/End

  • TBA

***Must have passed meteorology within past 5 yrs

Adv. Stability
Start/End

  • TBA

***Must have 3rd/2nd Mate N/C or higher

100 Ton Master
Start/End

  • TBA

***Must take aptitude test.  Have 720 days of sea service in deck department on Ocean, Near Coastal or Great Lakes waters.  Tonnage calculations:  100 GRT – 180 days (25%) of service on vessels of 51 GRT or above OR 360 days of service on vessels of 34 GRT or above.  50 GRT – 180 days (25%) of service on vessels of 26 GRT or above.***

AB to Mate Modules

Pre-requisites:

  1. Meet all Admissions requirements for SHLSS
  2. 1080 days seatime in deck department with 180 days holding AB-limited or unlimited
  3. Must have RFPNW and AS-D
  4. Three character reference letters
  5. Must pass aptitude test

***Module dates vary throughout the year once accepted will be advised of dates***

 

Module #1

  • TBA

Module #2 

  • TBA

Module #3

  • August 17 through August 21 (Basic Cargo Hdl & Stowage)
  • August 24 through August 28 (Ship Const & Basic Stability)
  • August 31 through September 02 (VSO)
  • September 03 through September 04 (L&T)
  • September 07 through September 11 (E-Nav)

*** Classes are only open to students in AB to Mate program and modules must be taken in order***

Module #4

  • September 15 through September 18 (Mag & Gyro)
  • September 21 through October 09 (Terrestrial & Coastal Nav)
  • October 12 through October 16 (Meteorlogy)

*** Classes are only open to students in AB to Mate program and modules must be taken in order***

Module #5

  • October 19 through October 23 (ECDIS)
  • October 26 through October 30 (Basic Sphdl & Steering Controls)
  • November 02 through November 03 (Search & Rescue)
  • November 04 through November 06 (Adv. Search & Rescue)
  • November 10 through November 20 (Watchkeeping)

*** Classes are only open to students in AB to Mate program and modules must be taken in order***

Module #6

  • November 23 through December 18 (Celestial Nav)

*** Classes are only open to students in AB to Mate program and modules must be taken in order***

 

Engine Department

Basic Auxiliary Plant Operations (BAPO)
Start/End

  • TBA

Fireman/Watertender, Oiler (FOWT)
Start/End

  • October 19 through November 13

Junior Engineer Program
Start/End

  • September 21 through November 13
  • October 26 through December 18 (**no break for Thanksgiving**)

Marine Electrician
Start/End

  • TBA

***must take with MRT or hold refer eng endorsement on MMC

Marine Refer Tech
Start/End

  • TBA

***must take with ME or have electrician endorsed on MMC

Adv. Refer Containers
Start/End

  • TBA

Machinist
Start/End

  • TBA

***must take with Pumpman or have endorsement on MMC

Pumpman
Start/End

  • TBA

***must take with Machinist or have endorsement on MMC

Welding
Start/End

  • TBA

MEECE
Start/End

  • TBA

***must hold valid STCW OICEW or DDE on vessels of 750 HP or more; AND have begun sea service to qualify for 1AE or Ch. Engineer on vessels of 750 HP or more

Engineroom Resource Mgmt
Start/End

  • TBA

***must hold a DDE license, 3AE license or higher

Steward Department Upgrading Courses

Galley Operations
Start/End

  • September 28 through October 23
  • November 16 through December 11

Certified Chief Cook
Start/End

  • August 03 through September 04
  • September 07 through October 09
  • October 12 through November 13
  • November 16 through December 18

Advanced Galley Operations
Start/End

  • TBA

Chief Steward
Start/End

  • August 03 through September 11
  • November 16 through December 11

Steward Recertification
Start/End

  • TBA

Orientation/Assessment Chief Cook 2.0
Start/End

  • TBA

***must hold SHLSS Certified Chief Cook certificate

Orientation/Assessment Chief Steward 2.0
Start/End

  • TBA

***must hold SHLSS Chief Steward certificate

Safety/Open Upgrading Courses

Combined Basic/Advanced Firefighting
Start/End

  • TBA

Medical Care Provider
Start/End

  • TBA

Basic Training
Start/End

  • Contact Admissions

Basic Training Revalidation
Start/End

  • August 07
  • August 17
  • August 21
  • August 31
  • September 04
  • September 18

***This course meets the USCG requirement for BT every 5 years***

Basic Training/Adv. FF Revalidation
Start/End

  • August 10 through August 14

***This course meets the USCG requirement for BT & Adv. FF revalidation every 5 years and the Proficient in the Use of Survival Craft (PSC) requirement for continued competency***

Government Vessels
Start/End

  • August 10 through August 14
  • August 24 through August 28

Tank Ship – DL
Start/End

  • TBA

*** must have valid FF***

Tanker Ship Familiarization – DL
Start/End

  • TBA

***must have valid FF***

Tank Ship Familiarization-LG
Start/End

  • TBA

***must have valid FF***

Academic Department Courses

General education and college courses are available as needed at the Paul Hall Center. A basic vocational support program is offered throughout the year while attending a course. The following additional opportunities are currently available: Adult Basic Education (ABE), the SHLSS College Program, and Vocational Course Preparation, up to two weeks prior to the beginning of a vocational course.  When applying for Course Preparation, students should list the name of the vocational course he or she will be attending on their application. There is also an Introduction to Computers course comprised of self-paced modules for learning Microsoft Office applications.