Obtain more information on the new Bridge Watch Rating for Women and Indigenous Learners.
Bridge Watch Rating forms part of a team involved in the following activities:
This 12-week full-time entry-level program is based on modular courses and provides you with the following training certificates:
Successful completion will also make you eligible for four months of sea time remission.
Please note: This Transport Canada accredited course requires 90% attendance and an aggregated 70% passing grade. To achieve full Transport Canada certification, you must complete an additional two months of sea time, as well as STCW Basic Safety Training (MEDI 1510) and STCW Survival Craft training (MEDI 1810).
Contact the BCIT Bookstore for information on textbooks.
|Bridge Watch Rating|
|Marine Basic First Aid Course|
Manuals will be issued on the first day of class.
|Radio Operators Course|
Manual will be issued on the first day of class.
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.
This unique program offering is supported by Transport Canada to provide a pathway for specific underrepresented groups (for women and indigenous peoples) to enter into rewarding marine sector careers. Career opportunities exist for water-based ecotourism, entry level employment in commercial fishing, on tugs sport fishing, travel and other recreational marine guiding roles. Training covers the key skills and coursework required by Transport Canada for employment.
Students are able to access training on both sides of the Salish Sea, BCIT Marine Campus (BMC) in North Vancouver, and at the Camosun College Interurban Campus in Victoria. The aim of this training is to also engage with Indigenous communities located along the BC’s coastline. We strive to work closely with interested communities to offer much of this training where the students live. Community consultation will allow for possible additional or alternate content to meet local need.
To determine your eligibility for the program you must obtain a Transport Canada Medical Certificate from a Transport Canada approved physician.
(Reimbursement available upon acceptance into the program.)
Transport Canada Candidate Document Number required. Contact Transport Canada Marine Safety to obtain a CDN number.
Contact the Bridge Watch Rating office for an application form and further information on how to apply to the program.
Please ensure you have reviewed the detailed information on this site, using the navigation to the right, before submitting the form below.
As well, if you meet any of the following criteria, please follow the links for more information, instead of sending the form:
Sign up to receive updates, invitations to events, and information about BCIT and your program.
We promise not to spam you, we won’t share your personal information, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.