Paul Hall Center Upgrading Course Schedules

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

  • February 02 through February 22
  • April 13 through May 03

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

MSC Supply Configuration Management
Start/End

  • February 23 through March 22
  • May 04 through May 31

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

Deck Department

Lifeboatman/Water Survival
Start/End

  • February 09 through February 22
  • March 09 through March 22
  • April 06 through April 19
  • May 04 through May 17
  • June 01 through June 14
  • June 29 through July 12
  • July 27 through August 09
  • August 24 through September 06
  • September 21 through October 04
  • October 19 through November 01
  • November 16 through November 29
  • December 14 through December 27

RFPNW
Start/End

  • February 02 through March 01
  • March 30 through April 26
  • May 25 through June 21

***must have Lifeboat

Able Seafarer – Deck
Start/End

  • March 02 through March 29
  • April 27 through May 24

***must be endorsed as RFPNW and Lifeboat

Crane Familiarization
Start/End

  • April 06 through April 12

Radar Renewal (One day)
Start/End

  • Contact Admissions

Radar Observer
Start/End

  • February 23 through March 08
  • April 13 through April 26
  • May 11 through May 24

ARPA
Start/End

  • March 09 through March 15
  • April 27 through May 03
  • May 25 through May 31

Bosun Recertification
Start/End

TBA

Fast Rescue Boat
Start/End

  • June 01 through June 07

GMDSS
Start/End

  • July 20 through August 02

ECDIS
Start/End

  • April 13 through April 19

Leadership and Managerial Skills
Start/End

  • June 29 through July 05

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

Adv. Shiphandling
Start/End

  • May 11 through May 24

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

Adv. Meteorology
Start/End

  • May 04 through May 10

***Must have passed meteorology within past 5 yrs

Adv. Stability
Start/End

  • April 27 through May 03

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

100 Ton Master
Start/End

TBD

***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

Medical Care Provider  Jan 26 – Feb 01

Basic/Adv. FF  Feb 02 – Feb 08

GMDSS  Feb 09 – Feb 22

Basic/Adv. FF  Apr 13 – Apr 19

Medical Care Provider  Apr 20 – Apr 26

GMDSS  Apr 27 –  May 10

 

Module #2 

Radar  Feb 23 –  Mar 08

APRA  Mar 09 – Mar 15

Flashing Light  (Taken while here, self study)

Radar  May 11 – May 24

APRA  May 25 – May 31

Flashing Light  (Taken while here, self study)

 

Module #3

Basic Cargo Handling & Stowage  Jan 12 – Jan 18

Ship Construction & Stability  Jan 19 – Jan 25

Vessel Secuirty Officer  Jan 26 – Jan 30

Leadership & Teamworking  Jan 31 – Feb 01

Electronic Navigation  Feb 02 – Feb 08

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

 

Basic Cargo Handling & Stowage  Jul 20 – Jul 26

Ship Construction & Stability  Jul 27 – Aug 02

Vessel Security Officer  Aug 03 – Aug 07

Leadership & Teamworking  Aug 08 – Aug 09

Electronic Navigation  Aug 10 – Aug 16

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

 

Module #4

Magnetic and Gyro Compasses  Feb 09 – Feb 15

Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation  Feb 16 – Mar 08

Meteorology  Mar 09 – Mar 15

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

 

Magnetic & Gyro Compasses  Aug 17 – Aug 23

Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation  Aug 24 – Sept 13

Meteorology  Sept 14 – Sept 20

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

 

Module #5

ECDIS  Jun 01 – Jun 07

Basic Shiphdl & Steering Controls  Jun 08 – Jun 14

Search and Rescue/Adv. S & R  Jun 15 – Jun 21

Watchkeeping  Jun 22 – Jun 28

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

 

ECDIS  Sept 21 – Sept 27

Basic Shiphdl & Steering Controls  Sept 28 – Oct 04

Search & Rescue/Adv. S & R  Oct 05 – Oct 11

Watchkeeping  Oct 12 – Oct 18

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

 

Module #6

Celestial Navigation  Jul 06 – Aug 02

Celestial Navigation  Oct  26 – Nov 22

*** 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

  • November 17 through December 14
  • February 02 through March 01
  • March 30 through April 26
  • May 25 through June 21

FOWT
Start/End

  • January 05 through February 01
  • March 02 through March 29
  • April 27 through May 24

Junior Engineer
Start/End

  • October 27 through December 21
  • January 12 through March 08
  • March 16 through May 10
  • June 22 through August 16

Marine Electrician
Start/End

  • January 12 through March 08
  • May 18 through July 12

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

Marine Refer Tech
Start/End

  • March 09 through April 19
  • July 13 through August 23

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

Adv. Refer Containers
Start/End

  • December 01 through December 14
  • May 18 through May 31

Machinist
Start/End

  • January 05 through January 25

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

Pumpman
Start/End

  • January 26 through February 01

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

Welding
Start/End

  • February 16 through March 08
  • May 18 through June 07
  • June 08 through June 28
  • July 20 through August 9

MEECE
Start/End

  • June 01 through June 14

***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

  • June 22 through June 28

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

Steward Department Upgrading Courses

Galley Operations
Start/End

  • February 02 through March 01
  • March 30 through April 26
  • May 25 through June 21

Chief Cook

  • Modules start every other week

Advanced Galley Operations
Start/End

  • November 10 through December 07
  • January 05 through February 01
  • March 30 through April 26

Chief Steward
Start/End

  • February 02 through March 22
  • April 27 through June 14

Steward Recertification
Start/End

TBD

Serve Safe
Start/End

TBD

Orientation/Assessment Chief Cook 2.0
Start/End

  • January 12 through January 18
  • January 26 through February 01
  • February 09 through February 15
  • March 09 through March 15
  • March 23 through March 29
  • April 06 through April 12
  • April 27 through May 03
  • May 18 through May 24
  • June 08 through June 14
  • June 22 through June 28

***must hold SHLSS Certified Chief Cook certificate

Orientation/Assessment Chief Steward 2.0
Start/End

  • December 08 through December 14
  • January 05 through January 11
  • February 02 through February 08
  • February 23 through March 01
  • March 16 through March 22
  • March 30 through April 05
  • April 13 through April 19
  • May 04 through May 10
  • June 01 through June 07
  • June 15 through June 21

***must hold SHLSS Chief Steward certificate

Safety/Open Upgrading Courses

Combined Basic/Advanced Firefighting
Start/End

  • February 02 through February 08
  • March 02 through March 08
  • April 13 through April 19
  • June 08 through June 14

Basic Training/Basic FF
Start/End

  • February 02 through February 08
  • February 23 through March 01
  • April o6 through April 12
  • April 13 through April 19
  • May 25 through May 31

Basic Training Revalidation
Start/End

  • December 14
  • January 11
  • January 25
  • February 22
  • March 15
  • March 22
  • May 03
  • May 24
  • June 07

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

Basic Training/Adv. FF Revalidation
Start/End

  • January 12 through January 18
  • March 30 through April 05
  • June 22 through June 28

***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

  • January 05 through January 11
  • February 09 through February 15
  • February 16 through February 22
  • March 02 through March 08
  • March 23 through March 29
  • April 06 through April 12
  • April 27 through May 03
  • May 04 through May 10
  • June 08 through June 14
  • June 22 through June 28

Medical Care Provider
Start/End

  • January 26 through February 01
  • February 23 through March 01
  • April 20 through April 26
  • June 01 through June 07

Tank Barge – DL
Start/End

TBD

*** must have valid FF***

Tanker Ship Familiarization – DL
Start/End

  • February 16 through February 22
  • March 23 through March 29
  • June 08 through June 14

***must have valid FF***

Tank Ship Familiarization-LG
Start/End

  • December 08 through December 14
  • February 09 through February 15
  • March 30 through April 05
  • April 20 through April 26
  • June 01 through June 07

***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.