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

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

  • August 12 through August 30

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

MSC Supply Configuration Management
Start/End

  • September 02 through September 13

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

MSC Ship Clip
Start/End

  • September 16 through September 27

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

Deck Department

Lifeboatman/Water Survival
Start/End

  • February 19 through March 01
  • March 18 through March 29

RFPNW
Start/End

  • TBD

Able Seafarer – Deck
Start/End

  • March 11 through March 29
  • May 06 through May 24
  • July 08 through July 26
  • September 23 through October 11
  • November 04 through November 22

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

Fast Rescue Boat
Start/End

  • August 19 through August 23

Leadership and Managerial Skills
Start/End

  • TBD

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

Adv. Shiphandling
Start/End

  • TBD

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

Adv. Stability
Start/End

  • TBD

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

Adv. Meteorology
Start/End

  • TBD

***Must have passed meteorology within past 5 yrs

Search & Rescue Mgmt Level
Start/End

  • TBD

***Must have passed meteorology within past 5 yrs

AB to Mate Program

***NOTE:  This program is very likely to change dates or be reschedule for a later date due to industry needs.***

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

January 22 through July 12

Engine Department

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

  • June 03 through June 28
  • July o1 through July 26
  • July 29 through August 23
  • August 26 through September 20
  • September 23 through October 18

Fireman/Watertender, Oiler (FOWT)
Start/End

  • February 05 through March 01
  • March 11 through April 05
  • July 08 through August 02
  • September 23 through October 18

Junior Engineer Program
Start/End

  • January 08 through March 01
  • June 10 through August 02
  • September 09 through November 01

Marine Electrician
Start/End

  • April 22 through May 24

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

Marine Refer Tech
Start/End

  • March 11 through April 19

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

Adv. Refer Containers
Start/End

  • February 05 through February 16
  • May 06 through May 17
  • August 26 through September 06

Machinist
Start/End

  • April 29 through May 17
  • August 26 through September 13

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

Pumpman
Start/End

  • April 22 through April 26
  • September 16 through September 20

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

Welding
Start/End

  • January 22 through February 09
  • March 04 through March 22
  • April 08 through April 26
  • June 03 through June 21
  • July 15 through August 02
  • August 19 through September 06
  • September 23 through October 11
  • October 28 through November 15

Engineroom Resource Mgmt
Start/End

  • TBD

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

Steward Department Upgrading Courses

Certified Chief Cook (Must have SS Mgmt prior or stay one additional week to obtain at SHLSS)
Start/End

  • January 08 through February 09 (must have SS Mgmt)
  • February 12 through March 15
  • March 18 through April 19
  • April 29 through May 31
  • June 10 through July 12
  • July 15 through August 16
  • August 19 through September 20
  • September 23 through October 25
  • November 04 through December 06

***NOTE:  Must have ServSafe Mgmt prior to attending CCC or must take it here at the school and pass before starting CCC.***

ServSafe Management
Start/End

  • February 05 through February 09
  • March 11 through March 15
  • April 22 through April 26
  • June 03 through June 07
  • July 08 through July 12
  • August 12 through August 16
  • September 16 through September 20
  • October 28 through November 01
  • December 02 through December 06

Advanced Galley Operations
Start/End

  • January 08 through February 02
  • March 18 through April 12
  • June 03 through June 28
  • July 01 through July 26
  • August 26 through September 20
  • November 18 through December 13

Chief Steward
Start/End

  • February 12 through March 08, 2024
  • April 22 through May 17
  • July 15 through August 08
  • October 07 through November 01

Safety/Open Upgrading Courses

Combined Basic/Advanced Firefighting
Start/End

  • January 22 through January 26

Medical Care Provider
Start/End

  • January 29 through February 02

Basic Training
Start/End

  • February 05 through February 09

Basic Training Revalidation
Start/End

  • April 05
  • April 22
  • April 26
  • May 06
  • May 10
  • May 31
  • June 10
  • June 14
  • August 12
  • August 16
  • September 23
  • September 27
  • October 28
  • November 18
  • December 02
  • December 06

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

Basic Training/Adv. FF Revalidation
Start/End

  • February 05 through February 06
  • June 03 through June 04

***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 22 through April 26
  • May 13 through May 17
  • June 10 through June 14
  • June 24 through June 28
  • July 22 through July 26
  • August 05 through August 09
  • September 09 through September 13
  • September 30 through October 04
  • October 07 through October 11
  • November 04 through November 08
  • December 09 through December 13

Tank Ship – DL (PIC)
Start/End

  • April 15 through April 19

*Must have valid BT or FF***This is not a familiarization course*

Tanker Ship Familiarization – DL
Start/End

  • April 22 through April 26
  • June 10 through June 14
  • July 01 through July 05
  • August 19 through August 23
  • August 26 through August 30
  • September 30 through October 04
  • October 07 through October 11

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

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

  • April 29 through May 03
  • May 27 through May 31
  • June 03 through June 07
  • August 12 through August 16
  • September 02 through September 06
  • September 23 through September 27
  • September 30 through October 04

***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.