The Navigational Basic Studies Program stands as the cornerstone of our maritime education offerings, providing a comprehensive and in-depth exploration of the art and science of navigation. This program is meticulously designed to shape individuals into skilled navigators equipped to handle the complexities of modern maritime navigation.
Spanning three years, the program is divided into two distinct phases. The first two years are dedicated to theoretical training, where students delve into a rich curriculum encompassing subjects such as celestial navigation, navigation systems, meteorology, and maritime law. With a total of 74 credits thoughtfully distributed over this period, students gain a deep understanding of the theoretical aspects of navigation.
Following the rigorous academic phase, students transition into a year of practical training as Deck Cadets, where they apply their knowledge in real-world maritime scenarios. This hands-on experience, combined with the theoretical foundation, ensures that graduates of the Navigational Basic Studies Program are not only well-versed in navigation theory but also proficient in the practical skills required for safe and successful seafaring.
Upon completing this program, our students emerge as competent and confident navigators, prepared to embark on rewarding careers onboard commercial ships, cruise ships, or in other maritime roles where precision navigation is paramount. The Navigational Basic Studies Program is the compass that guides individuals toward a promising and fulfilling journey in the maritime world.