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Overview

Preparatory Training for Transport Canada Certification

A Master of a vessel is in command of the ship, its crew, passengers and/or cargo while at sea and in port. The Master's role is to oversee the safe operation of the vessel. Specific responsibilities include:

  • enforcing rules and regulations
  • ensuring the safety of all personnel on board
  • ensuring the safety of the vessel
  • ensuring the safe carriage of cargoes
  • ensuring the protection of the environment

The Program

Consists of modular based courses, that are offered throughout the year, to prepare students towards the Master 500GT Domestic Certificate of Competency.

The holder of a Master 500GT Domestic certificate may be employed as:

  • Master on board a vessel of not more than 500 gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 (or class 1 if certificate is endorsed for a limited, contiguous waters, voyage)
  • Chief Mate on board a vessel of not more than 3000 gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 (or class 1 if certificate is endorsed for a limited, contiguous waters, voyage)
  • Master on board a vessel of not more than 3000 gross tonnage engaged on a sheltered-waters voyage

For more details, please refer to section 128 of the Marine Personnel Regulations.

Program Entry

Entrance requirements

Check for acceptable equivalents or upgrading courses taught at BCIT.

Apply to program

Please contact the BCIT Marine Campus Registration Office at 604-453-4111 for information on how to apply to this program.

Costs & Supplies

» Books and supplies required [PDF] for the Master 500 GT Domestic program

Tuition fees

Please contact the BCIT Marine Campus Registration Office at 604-453-4111 for information on tuition fees, payments and refunds.

Books and supplies

For information on textbooks, please contact the BCIT Bookstore at 604-432-8379 or 877-333-8379 (toll-free within Canada).

Courses

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  ENAV 2000 Simulated Electronic Navigation 2* 6.0
  NAUT 1805 Communications 1 2.0
  NAUT 1850 MET 1 - Meteorology 1 6.0
  NAUT 1856 Ship Management 2 6.0
  NAUT 1863 SCS 3 - Ship Construction and Stability 3 12.0
  NAUT 1869 Engineering Knowledge 1 6.0
  NAUT 1876 Cargo 1 6.0
  NAUT 1887 General Seamanship - Master 500 GT Domestic 2.0
NOTE: Students registering course by course will be considered part-time students.

*Prior to enrolling in ENAV 2000 - Simulated Electronic Navigation 2 (SEN 2), students must complete the following courses:

  • ENAV 1000 - Simulated Electronic Navigation 1 Part A (SEN 1A)
  • ENAV 1050 - Simulated Electronic Navigation 1 Part B (SEN 1B)
  • GMDS 1500 - Restricted Operator's Certificate - Maritime Commercial (GMDSS ROC MC)
 
Total Credits: 46.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

23 weeks

Continue your education

A Master 500 GT Domestic certification from Transport Canada requires the following additional courses:

  • Standards Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) 95 Basic Safety (BST)
  • Survival Craft (SC)
  • Marine Advanced First Aid (MAFA)
  • Advanced Fire Fighting (AFFOC)
  • Marine Emergency Duties D
  • Global Maritime Distress Safety System Restricted Operator Certification Maritime Commercial (GMDSS ROC MC)

Note: Basic Safety Training, Survival Craft and the Marine Advanced First Aid courses must be completed prior to registering in the Advanced Fire Fighting course. The Advanced Fire Fighting course must be completed prior to taking the Marine Emergency Duties D, Senior Officer Certification course.

For more information about specific progressive occupational licensing and BCIT credentials, please contact the Chief Instructor.

Sea service requirements

According to the Marine Personnel Regulations SOR/2007-115, sea service requirements are not a prerequisite for being accepted into this program. However, sea service will be required for the General Seamanship oral examination with Transport Canada. For sea service details, please refer to section 128 of the Marine Personnel Regulations, inquire at your nearest Transport Canada Marine Safety office, or visit Transport Canada - Marine Transportation.

Contact Us

BCIT Marine Campus Registration Office, 604-453-4111

Chief Instructor:
Capt. Mujeeb Siddiqui at 604-453-4128

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