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

  • April 13 through May 03

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

MSC Supply Configuration Management
Start/End

  • May 04 through May 31

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

Deck Department

Lifeboatman/Water Survival
Start/End

  • 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

  • May 25 through June 21
  • July 20 through August 16
  • September 14 through October 11
  • November 09 through December 06

***must have Lifeboat

Able Seafarer – Deck
Start/End

  • April 27 through May 24
  • June 22 through July 19
  • August 17 through September 13
  • October 12 through November 08

***must be endorsed as RFPNW and Lifeboat

Crane Familiarization
Start/End

  • October 05 through October 11

Radar Renewal (One day)
Start/End

  • Contact Admissions

Radar Observer
Start/End

  • May 11 through May 24
  • September 14 through September 27

ARPA
Start/End

  • May 25 through May 31
  • September 28 through October 04

Bosun Recertification
Start/End

  • July 20 through August 05

Fast Rescue Boat
Start/End

  • June 01 through June 07
  • July 20 through July 26
  • August 17 through August 23

GMDSS
Start/End

  • July 20 through August 02
  • August 31 through September 13

ECDIS
Start/End

  • April 13 through April 19
  • June 01 through June 07
  • September 21 through September 27
  • November 16 through November 22

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

  • September 07 through September 27

***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

Basic/Adv. FF Aug 17 – Aug 23

Medical Care Provider Aug 24 – Aug 30

GMDSS Aug 31 – Sep 06

 

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)

Radar Sep 14 – Sep 20

ARPA Sep 28 – Oct 4

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 25

*** 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

  • March 30 through April 26
  • May 25 through June 21
  • July 20 through August 16
  • September 14 through October 11
  • November 09 through December 06

Fireman/Watertender, Oiler (FOWT)
Start/End

  • April 27 through May 24
  • June 22 through July 19
  • August 17 through September 13
  • October 12 through November 08

Junior Engineer Program
Start/End

  • June 22 through August 16
  • September 28 through November 22

Marine Electrician
Start/End

  • May 18 through July 12
  • August 10 through October 04

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

Marine Refer Tech
Start/End

  • July 13 through August 23
  • October 05 through November 15

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

Adv. Refer Containers
Start/End

  • May 18 through May 31
  • July 13 through July 26

Machinist
Start/End

  • June 29 through July 19
  • October 19 through November 08

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

Pumpman
Start/End

  • July 20 through July 26
  • November 09 through November 15

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

Welding
Start/End

  • May 18 through June 07
  • June 08 through June 28
  • July 20 through August 09
  • August 17 through September 06
  • September 14 through October 04
  • October 19 through November 08

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

  • May 25 through June 21
  • July 20 through August 16
  • September 14 through October 11
  • November 09 through December 06

Chief Cook

  • Modules start every other week

Advanced Galley Operations
Start/End

  • March 30 through April 26
  • June 22 through July 19
  • September 21 through October 18

Chief Steward
Start/End

  • April 27 through June 14
  • July 27 through September 13
  • October 19 through December 06

Steward Recertification
Start/End

  • April 13 through May 06

Orientation/Assessment Chief Cook 2.0
Start/End

  • 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
  • July 20 through July 26
  • August 03 through August 09
  • August 17 through August 23
  • September 14 through September 20
  • September 28 through October 04
  • October 19 through October 25
  • November 02 through November 08
  • December 07 through December 13

***must hold SHLSS Certified Chief Cook certificate

Orientation/Assessment Chief Steward 2.0
Start/End

  • 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
  • July 06 through July 12
  • July 13 through July 19
  • July 27 through August 02
  • August 10 through August 16
  • August 24 through August 30
  • September 21 through September 27
  • October 05 through October 11
  • October 26 through November 01
  • November 16 through November 22
  • November 30 through December 06

***must hold SHLSS Chief Steward certificate

Safety/Open Upgrading Courses

Combined Basic/Advanced Firefighting
Start/End

  • April 13 through April 19
  • June 08 through June 14
  • August 17 through August 23
  • September 21 through September 27

Basic Training/Basic FF
Start/End

  • April 06 through April 12
  • April 13 through April 19
  • May 25 through May 31
  • July 06 through July 12
  • July 13 through July 19
  • July 27 through August 02
  • September 21 through September 27
  • October 19 through October 25
  • November 02 through November 08
  • November 16 through November 22
  • December 07 through December 13

Basic Training Revalidation
Start/End

  • May 03
  • May 24
  • June 07
  • July 26
  • August 09
  • August 30
  • September 06
  • September 13
  • October 18
  • October 25
  • November 15
  • December 06

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

Basic Training/Adv. FF Revalidation
Start/End

  • March 30 through April 05
  • June 22 through June 28
  • September 14 through September 20

***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 06 through April 12
  • April 27 through May 03
  • May 04 through May 10
  • June 08 through June 14
  • June 22 through June 28
  • July 06 through July 12
  • July 27 through August 02
  • August 17 through August 23
  • August 24 through August 30
  • September 28 through October 04
  • October 12 through October 18
  • October 26 through November 01
  • November 16 through November 22
  • December 07 through December 13
  • December 14 through December 20

Medical Care Provider
Start/End

  • April 20 through April 26
  • June 01 through June 07
  • August 24 through August 30
  • September 28 through October 04

Tank Barge – DL
Start/End

TBD

*** must have valid FF***

Tanker Ship Familiarization – DL
Start/End

  • June 08 through June 14
  • July 27 through August 02
  • September 21 through September 27

***must have valid FF***

Tank Ship Familiarization-LG
Start/End

  • March 30 through April 05
  • April 20 through April 26
  • June 01 through June 07
  • July 20 through July 26
  • August 03 through August 09
  • September 14 through September 20
  • November 09 through November 15
  • December 07 through December 13

***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.