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GMDS 1500 - Restricted Operator's Certificate - Maritime Commercial

GMDSS Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

The GMDSS was developed by the International Maritime Organization and put in force on February 1, 1992 under the SOLAS Convention amendments. The GMDSS is intended to provide an efficient SAR rescue system and also provide for Urgency, Safety, and Routine communications and dissemination of Maritime Safety Information. The material presented in this course covers the scope of the examination for the Restricted Operator’s Certificate – Maritime Commercial (ROC-MC) for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). The Restricted Operator’s Certificate – Maritime Commercial (ROC-MC) is intended for the mariners, serving on compulsorily-fitted commercial ships within the North American A1 sea areas. It is compliant with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995 (STCW 95 Regulation IV/2). The certificate is obtained by completing an abbreviated version of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Model Course consistent with the “Near Coastal Voyage” option (STCW 95 R1/3).

Prerequisite(s)

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

Credits

1.5

Cost

$524.06

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 39196

Tue Nov 13 - Fri Nov 16 3 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 13 - Nov 16 Tue/Wed/Thu 08:30 - 16:00 BMC Rm. 240

Instructor

Chris Gardiner

Course Outline

Cost

$524.06

Notes

  1. Student manual will be provided in class.

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

Winter 2019

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 86345

Mon Jan 28 - Thu Jan 31 4 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 28 - Jan 31 Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 08:00 - 15:00 BMC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

Unknown

Notes

  1. Industry Services. Program/courses reserved for Access Trades. TO BE INVOICED.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 24 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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CRN 86346

Mon Jan 28 - Thu Jan 31 4 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 28 - Jan 31 Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 15:00 - 22:00 BMC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

Unknown

Notes

  1. Industry Services. Program/courses reserved for Access Trades. TO BE INVOICED.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 24 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the basic features of the Maritime Mobile Service.
  • Explain the concept of the GMDSS.
  • Explain the GMDSS regulations relevant to Sea Area A1.
  • Use the basic GMDSS equipment of a ship station in Sea Area A1.
  • Use the GMDSS sub-system equipment of a ship station in Sea Area A1.
  • Use proper procedures for Distress, Safety and Routine Communications.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

GMDS 1500 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Bridge Watchman
    Full-time   Associate Certificate

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