TAMUG Professional Mariner Education

Welcome to the Center for Marine Training and Safety professional mariner education.  Our professional mariner training is offered in partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services.

Our goal is to offer our students professional development and training to build and maintain your skills in all phases of your profession and to offer amateur mariners professional skills.  CMTS programs are designed to combine industry knowledge with hands-on practical experience with the latest equipment to meet your needs. 

Our instructors are highly qualified and certified professionals who bring years of real world experience to the education environment.  Courses are offered at our Galveston Campuses on Pelican Island and Offats Bayou as well as our College Station Campus at the Brayton Fire Training Field.

Working with well known industry training partners our continuing and professional education experience is second to none.  We invite you to browse our course offerings and contact us today for more information or to schedule a course.

For questions and additional information:

Center for Marine Training & Safety 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, TX 77553
E-mail: cmts@tamug.edu

STCW Flashing Light Communication

$150 per person
      STCW Flashing Light

Any applicant successfully completing this course will satisfy the practical signaling examination requirements (flashing light) of 46 CFR11.401(h) if presented within one year of the completion of training and will be considered to have successfully demonstrated the equivalent of assessment OICNW-44-1A from the National Assessment Guidelines for Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code.

STCW Radar Renewal U.S.C.G. Approved

$225 per person
     STCW Flashing Light

This one-day class satisfies all the requirements for the CFR mandated five-year renewal of all radar endorsements. This class provides a review of the relative motion triangle and tests the student using an approved radar navigation simulator.

American Pilots Association Bridge Resource Management for Pilots

$1200 per person     STCW Flashing Light

This 2 day APA approved course targets the utilization of navigational resources in emergency and shallow water ship handling aboard various vessels. This course familiarizes trainees with available personnel, communications, bridge and ship equipment for safe navigation in shallow waters. Various emergency scenarios will enhance pilot communication skills and increase coordination of resources. The course objectives are: Effective Communications during Master Pilot Exchange, Error Chain, Error Detection, & Error Trapping Situational Awareness & Fatigue, and Advanced Teamwork Leadership between multi-cultured vessels. Contact Capt. Augusta D. Roth for times and availability at 409-740-4471 or rotha@tamug.edu

Emergency Shiphandling for Pilot 

$1200 per person     STCW Flashing Light

This 2 day course refreshes & enhances the pilot’s shiphandling and navigation skills during emergency situations. This course enforces the best practices to minimize loss in confined waterways during: Loss of Power to Electronic Navigation Equipment, Loss of Propulsion, Usage of Anchors and Escorts, Groundings & Collisions. Contact Capt. Augusta D. Roth for course times and availability at 409-740-4471 or rotha@tamug.edu.

IMO Course Model 6.09 Train the Trainer 

$550 per person     STCW Flashing Light

The objectives of this course include the planning and preparation of effective teaching and instruction; the selection of appropriate methods of instruction and teaching materials; and the evaluation of the teaching and learning process as per STCW 2010 A-I/6. Contact Capt. Augusta D. Roth for course times and availability at 409-740-4471 or rotha@tamug.edu.

Port Familiarization 

Cost depends on custom programming    

This course trains, refreshes & enhances the trainee’s ship handling and navigation skills in their designated port. This course enforces the best practices of the local association. Prices and course dates are quoted individually and based on groups size and needs. Contact Capt. Augusta D. Roth for times and availability at 409-740-4471 or rotha@tamug.edu .

Refund Policy for all course fees:

Due to costs incurred to provide facilities, equipment and personnel, course fees are non-refundable according to the following schedule:

  • 90 or greater days, 100% of course fee refunded
  • 31-89 days, 75% of course fee refunded
  • 15-30 days, 50% of course fee refund
  • 14 days or less, No Refund

CMTS reserves the right to cancel classes based on enrollment and/or instructor availability no later than one week prior to the class scheduled start date.  Please take this into consideration when making any travel or accommodation arrangements.  CMTS does not provide any reimbursements for travel expenses.