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 24 through March 13
  • August 17 through September 04

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

MSC Supply Configuration Management
Start/End

  • March 16 through April 10
  • September 07 through October 02

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

Deck Department

Lifeboatman/Water Survival
Start/End

  • November 16 through November 29, 2019
  • January 13 through January 24, 2020
  • February 10 through February 21
  • March 09 through March 20
  • April 06 through April 17
  • May 04 through May 15
  • June 01 through June 12
  • June 29 through July 10
  • July 27 through August 07
  • August 24 through September 04
  • September 21 through October 02
  • October 19 through October 30
  • November 16 through November 27

RFPNW
Start/End

  • January 27 through February 21
  • March 23 through April 17
  • May 18 through June 12

***must have Lifeboat

Able Seafarer – Deck
Start/End

  • October 12 through November 08,2019
  • February 24 through March 20, 2020
  • April 20 through May 15
  • June 15 through July 10

***NOTE this course may shorten to 3 weeks in 2020, call Admissions before setting up travel***

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

Crane Familiarization
Start/End

  • March 09 through March 13

Radar Renewal (One day)
Start/End

  • Contact Admissions

Radar Observer
Start/End

  • March 02 through March 13
  • July 20 through July 31

ARPA
Start/End

  • March 16 through March 20
  • August 03 through August 07

Bosun Recertification
Start/End

  • July 20 through August 03

Fast Rescue Boat
Start/End

  • July 20 through July 24
  • August 10 through August 14

GMDSS
Start/End

  • February 17 through February 28
  • July 06 through July 17

ECDIS
Start/End

  • November 16 through November 22, 2019
  • May 25 through May 29, 2020
  • October 12 through October 16

Leadership and Managerial Skills
Start/End

  • August 31 through September 04

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

Adv. Shiphandling
Start/End

  • May 11 through May 22

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

Adv. Meteorology
Start/End

  • May 04 through May 08

***Must have passed meteorology within past 5 yrs

Adv. Stability
Start/End

  • April 27 through May 01

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

100 Ton Master
Start/End

  • August 17 through September 04

***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

Medical Care Provider  Feb 03 – Feb 07

Basic/Adv. FF  Feb 10 – Feb 14

GMDSS  Feb 17 – Feb 28

 

Basic/Adv. FF  June 22 – June 26

Medical Care Provider  June 29 – July 03

GMDSS  July 06 –  July 17

 

Module #2 

Radar  Mar 02 through Mar 13

ARPA  Mar 16 – Mar 20

Flashing Light  (Taken while here, self study)

 

Radar  July 20 – July 31

APRA  Aug 03 – Aug 07

Flashing Light  (Taken while here, self study)

 

Module #3

Basic Cargo Handling & Stowage  Mar 23 – Mar 27

Ship Construction & Stability  Mar 30 – Apr 03

Vessel Secuirty Officer  Apr 06 – Apr 08

Leadership & Teamworking  Apr 09 – Apr 10

Electronic Navigation  Apr 13 – Apr 17

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

 

Basic Cargo Handling & Stowage  Aug 10 – Aug 14

Ship Construction & Stability  Aug 17 – Aug 21

Vessel Security Officer  Aug 24 – Aug 26

Leadership & Teamworking  Aug 27 – Aug 28

Electronic Navigation  Aug 31 – Sep 04

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

 

Module #4

Magnetic and Gyro Compasses Apr 20 – Apr 24

Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation  Apr 27 – May 15

Meteorology  May 18 – May 22

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

 

Magnetic & Gyro Compasses  Sep 07 – Sep 11

Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation  Sep 14 – Oct 02

Meteorology  Oct 05 – Oct 09

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

 

Module #5

ECDIS  May 25 – May 29

Basic Shiphdl & Steering Controls  Jun 01 – Jun 05

Search and Rescue/Adv. S & R  Jun 08 – Jun 12

Watchkeeping  June 15  – June 26

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

 

ECDIS  Sept 21 – Oct 12 – Oct 16

Basic Shiphdl & Steering Controls  Oct 19 – Oct 23

Search & Rescue/Adv. S & R  Oct 26 – Oct 30

Watchkeeping  Nov 02 – Nov 13

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

 

Module #6

Celestial Navigation  June 29 – July 24

 

Celestial Navigation  Nov 16 – Dec 11

*** 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 23 through April 17
  • May 18 through June 12
  • July 13 through August 07

Fireman/Watertender, Oiler (FOWT)
Start/End

  • February 24 through March 20
  • April 20 through May 15
  • June 15 through July 10

Junior Engineer Program
Start/End

  • January 13 through March 06
  • February 24 through April 17
  • April 20 through June 12
  • June 29 through August 21

Marine Electrician
Start/End

  • June 29 through July 31

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

Marine Refer Tech
Start/End

  • May 18 through June 26

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

Adv. Refer Containers
Start/End

  • May 04 through May 15

Machinist
Start/End

  • June 29 through July 17

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

Pumpman
Start/End

  • July 20 through July 24

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

Welding
Start/End

  • January 13 through January 31
  • March 23 through April 10
  • April 27 through May 15
  • June 01 through June 19

MEECE
Start/End

  • TBD

***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

  • August 24 through August 28

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

Steward Department Upgrading Courses

Galley Operations
Start/End

  • January 27 through February 21
  • March 23 through April 17
  • May 18 through June 12
  • July 13 through August 07
  • September 07 through October 02
  • November 02 through November 27

Chief Cook

  • Modules start every other week, contact Admissions for exact date

Advanced Galley Operations
Start/End

  • February 17 through March 13
  • June 15 through July 10
  • August 24 through September 18
  • November 16 through December 11

Chief Steward
Start/End

  • January 06 through February 14
  • March 16 through April 24
  • May 04 through June 12
  • July 13 through August 21
  • September 28 through June 06

Steward Recertification
Start/End

  • March 16 through April 06

Orientation/Assessment Chief Cook 2.0
Start/End

  • January 13 through January 17
  • February 03 through February 07
  • February 24 through February 28
  • March 09 through March 13
  • March 23 through March 27
  • April 06 through April 10
  • April 27 through May 01
  • May 11 through Mary 15
  • June 01 through June 05
  • June 15 through June 19

***must hold SHLSS Certified Chief Cook certificate

Orientation/Assessment Chief Steward 2.0
Start/End

  • January 06 through January 10
  • January 27 through January 31
  • February 10 through February 14
  • March 02 through March 06
  • March 30 through April 03
  • April 13 through April 17
  • April 20 through April 24
  • May 04 through May 08
  • May 18 through Mary 22
  • June 08 through June 12
  • June 22 through June 26

***must hold SHLSS Chief Steward certificate

Safety/Open Upgrading Courses

Combined Basic/Advanced Firefighting
Start/End

  • February 10 through February 14
  • April 27 through May 01
  • June 22 through June 26

Medical Care Provider
Start/End

  • February 03 through February 07
  • April 20 through April 24
  • June 29 through July 03

Basic Training
Start/End

  • November 16 through November 22, 2019
  • December 07 through December 13
  • March 02 through March 06, 2020
  • June 01 through June 05

Basic Training Revalidation
Start/End

  • January 17
  • January 31
  • February 07
  • February 21
  • March 20
  • March 27
  • April 03
  • April 10
  • April 17
  • May 01
  • May 08
  • May 29
  • June 26

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

Basic Training/Adv. FF Revalidation
Start/End

  • February 10 through February 14
  • March 09 through March 13
  • May 11 through May 15
  • June 01 through June 05

***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

  • November 16 through November 22, 2019
  • December 07 through December 13
  • January 06 through January 10, 2020
  • January 20 through January 24
  • February 03 through February 07
  • March 02 through March 06
  • March 16 through March 20
  • March 30 through April 03
  • April 13 through April 17
  • May 04 through May 08
  • May 25 through May 29
  • June 08 through June 12

Tank Ship – DL
Start/End

  • February 24 through February 28

*** must have valid FF***

Tanker Ship Familiarization – DL
Start/End

  • February 10 through February 14
  • April 06 through April 10
  • June 01 through June 05

***must have valid FF***

Tank Ship Familiarization-LG
Start/End

  • December 07 through December 13, 2019
  • February 03 through February 07
  • March 30 through April 03

***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.