The 2021 course schedule is extremely fluid and can change at anytime due to state and county policies regarding Covid.  Please be understanding.

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

  • September 13 through October 01

***Must be taken in conjunction with MSC Supply Configuration Management and Ship Clip***

MSC Supply Configuration Management
Start/End

  • October 04 through October 15

***Must be taken in conjunction with MSC Storekeeper Basic and Ship Clip***

MSC Ship Clip
Start/End

  • October 18 through October 29

***Must be taken in conjunction with MSC SK Basic and SCM***

Deck Department

Lifeboatman/Water Survival
Start/End

  • September 27 through October 08
  • October 25 through November 05
  • November 22 through December 03

RFPNW
Start/End

  • August 23 through September 10
  • November 15 through December 03

Able Seafarer – Deck
Start/End

  • April 26 through May 14
  • July 26 through August 13
  • September 27 through October 15
  • November 15 through December 03

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

Radar/ARPA
Start/End

  • July 26 through August 06

Fast Rescue Boat
Start/End

  • June 21 through June 25
  • August 09 through August 13

GMDSS
Start/End

  • July 12 through July 23

Celestial Navigation
Start/End

  • November 15 through December 10

Leadership and Managerial Skills
Start/End

  • December 13 through December 17

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

Adv. Shiphandling
Start/End

  • June 21 through July 02

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

Adv. Meteorology
Start/End

  • July 12 through July 16

***Must have passed meteorology within past 5 yrs

Adv. Stability
Start/End

  • July 05 through July 09

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

AB to Mate Program

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

Start/End

Combined Basic/Adv. FF June 28 through July 02

Medical Care Provider  July 05 through July 09

GMDSS  July 12 through July 23

Radar/ARPA  July 26 through August 06

Cargo Handling  August 09 through August 13

Ship Construction & Stability  August 16 through August 20

VSO  August 23 through August 25

Leadership & Teamworking  August 26 through August 27

Electronic Navigation  August 30 through September 03

Magnetic & Gyro Compass  September 06 through September 10

Terrestrial & Coastal Nav  September 13 through October 01

Meteorology  October 04 through October 08

ECDIS  October 11 through October 15

Basic Shlding & Steering Controls  October 18 through October 22

Search & Rescue  October 25 through October 26

Adv. Search & Rescue  October 27 through October 29

Watchkeeping  November 01 through November 12

Celestial Navigation  November 15 through December 10

Engine Department

Ratings Forming Part of an Engineroom Watch (RFPEW)
Start/End

  • August 23 through September 17
  • November 15 through December 10

Fireman/Watertender, Oiler (FOWT)
Start/End

  • May 31 through June 25
  • July 26 through August 20
  • September 20 through October 15
  • October 25 through November 19

Junior Engineer Program
Start/End

  • March 29 through May 21
  • May 31 through July 23
  • September 06 through October 29

Marine Electrician
Start/End

  • September 06 through October 08

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

Marine Refer Tech
Start/End

  • July 26 through September 03

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

Adv. Refer Containers
Start/End

  • July 12 through July 23

Machinist
Start/End

  • May 03 through May 21

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

Pumpman
Start/End

  • May 24 through May 28

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

Welding
Start/End

  • April 19 through May 7
  • May 24 through June 11
  • June 28 through July 16
  • August 30 through September 17
  • October 25 through November 12

Engineroom Resource Mgmt
Start/End

  • December 06 through December 10

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

Steward Department Upgrading Courses

Certified Chief Cook
Start/End

  • August 23 through September 24
  • September 27 through October 29
  • November 01 through December 03
  • December 06 through January 07

Advanced Galley Operations
Start/End

  • March 08 through April 02
  • May 31 through June 25
  • July 26 through August 20
  • September 27 through October 22
  • November 15 through December 10

Chief Steward
Start/End

  • May 03 through May 28
  • June 28 through July 23
  • August 23 through September 17
  • October 18 through November 12

Safety/Open Upgrading Courses

Combined Basic/Advanced Firefighting
Start/End

  • June 28 through July 02
  • September 06 through September 10

Medical Care Provider
Start/End

  • July 05 through July 09
  • September 13 through September 17

Basic Training
Start/End

  • May 24 through May 28
  • June 07 through June 11
  • July 26 through July 30
  • August 09 through August 13
  • August 30 through September 03
  • November 08 through November 12

Basic Training Revalidation
Start/End

  • June 4
  • June 25
  • August 6
  • August 30
  • September 03
  • September 10
  • October 1
  • October 22
  • November 15
  • December 3
  • December 10

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

Basic Training/Adv. FF Revalidation
Start/End

  • June 07 through June 11
  • October 25 through October 29

***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

  • April 26 through April 30
  • May 10 through May 14
  • May 24 through May 28
  • June 07 through June 11
  • June 14 through June 18
  • June 28 through July 02
  • July 19 through July 23
  • August 09 through August 13
  • August 16 through August 20
  • August 30 through September 03
  • September 20 through September 24
  • October 04 through October 08
  • October 25 through October 29
  • November 01 through November 05
  • November 15 through November 19
  • November 29 through December 03
  • December 13 through December 17

Tank Ship – DL (PIC)
Start/End

  • September 20 through September 24

*** must have valid BT or FF***

Tanker Ship Familiarization – DL
Start/End

  • May 10 through May 14
  • July 05 through July 09
  • October 18 through October 22

***must have valid BT or FF***

Tank Ship Familiarization-LG/Basic IGF Code Operations
Start/End

  • April 12 through April 16
  • June 28 through July 02
  • August 23 through August 27
  • September 27 through October 01
  • December 13 through December 17

***must have valid BT or 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.