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GMDSS - General Operator's Certificate (GOC) GMDS 1800

GMDSS Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course will teach students maritime mobile and satellite services; basic equipment of a ship station; practical use of the basic equipment of a ship station; procedures and practical operation of the GMDSS system, distress, urgency and safety communications procedures and operational skills; and procedures for general communications, and the theory and practice of general communications procedures.


  • Candidates must be 18 years of age or older. Familiarity with basic computer keyboarding skills.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the basic features of the Maritime Mobile and Mobile Satellite Service.
  • State the operational regulatory requirements related to the GMDSS equipment.
  • Demonstrate the basic GMDSS equipment and sub-system equipment of a ship station.
  • Demonstrate how to use operational procedures for general communications.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

GMDSS - General Operator's Certificate (GOC) (GMDS 1800) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Nautical Sciences
    Diploma Full-time


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