Engineer Officers & Rating Courses

Designated Duty Engineer (Blended)

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A seafarer successfuly completing our DDE program would be eligble to recieve 45 days of sea service credit that can be applied toward service requirements of 46 CFR 11.524(b)(1).

A DDE means a qualified engineer, who may be the sole engineer on vessels with a periodically unattended engine room.  A designated duty engineer DDE is defined by STCW as the engineer in charge of a watch in a periodically unmanned engine room. The unlimited horsepower DDE credential is valid on any waters.

Successful completion of the course within 1 year of application will satisfy the following:

  • Receive 45 days of sea service credit that can be applied towards the service requirements of 46 CFR l 1.524(b )(1) for a credential as Designated Duty Engineer of Motor Propelled Vessels of Unlimited Horsepower; OR
  • Satisfy the professional examination requirements of 46 CFR 1 l .903(a)(34) for a national officer endorsement as Designated Duty Engineer Less Than 4,000 HP Motor. This approval is limited to the original issuance of Designated Duty Engineer Less Than 4,000 HP Motor only. Any other endorsement sought in conjunction with this approval will require the successful completion of the USCG issued examination for that endorsement.

This course does not satisfy any STCW Competency or Training. Application of this course for endorsement may be used for only one transaction.

Course Topics:

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Knowledge (General 1)
  • Engineering Knowledge (General2)
  • Refrigeration
  • Safety
  • Ship Construction and Stability
  • Motor Plants
  • Electricity

The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

Flexible course enrollment
Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.

Junior Engineer

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What do you like most about your job?

...."standing between two main engines while we are full away; the car size turbo-chargers whining, the "rumble", is very awe inspiring. Then to think, it's your responsibility!"...

Answer from a junior Engineer

This is a program required for those seeking a QMED – Junior Engineer endorsement. It will satisfy the professional examination requirements for 46 CFR 12.501(c)(5) for a national rating endorsement as QMED-Junior Engineer.

Any applicant who successfully completed the course, including specific assessments from the Guidelines for Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch, NVIC 07-14 will satisfy the assessment requirements of 46 CFR 12.609(a)(3) and Table A-III/4 of the Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code, as amended, 2010, Specification of Minimum Standard of Competence for Ratings Forming Part of an Engineering Watch.

Course Topics:

Part 1:

Shipboard equipment and systems:  Air conditioning, Ballast, Bilge, Compressed air, Desalination, Fuel oil storage/transfer, Fuel treatment, Heating/ventilation, Lubrication, Potable water, Refrigeration, Sanitary/sewage, Steering

Motor propulsion:  Air-charge systems, Cooling water systems, Diesel engine principles, Drive systems, Fuel service systems, Intake/exhaust, Lubrication systems, Starting systems, Waste heat/auxiliary boiler

Steam propulsion:  Auxiliary turbines, Boiler fundamentals, Combustion principles, Condensate systems, Drive systems, Feedwater systems, Fuel service systems, Maintenance, Safety, Steam fundamentals, Turbine fundamentals

Part II:

General Engineering Knowledge:  Auxiliary machinery, Basic safety procedures, Bearings, Care of equipment-machine parts, Deck machinery, Drawings and tables, Heat exchangers, Hydraulic principles, Instrumentation principles, Lubrication principles, Maintenance procedures, Measuring instruments, Pipes, fittings, and valves, Pollution prevention, Properties of fuel, Pumps, fans, and blowers, Refrigeration principles, Remote control equipment, Use of hand/power tools, Watch duties

Electrical:  A/C circuits, Batteries, Calculations, Communication devices, D/C circuits, Distribution systems, Electronic principles, Generation equipment, Maintenance, Measuring devices, Motor controllers, Motors

Safety:  Safety and environmental protection, Communications, Damage control, Elementary first aid, Emergency equipment, Environmental awareness, Fire prevention, Firefighting equipment, Firefighting principles, General safety, Hazardous materials

The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

Flexible course enrollment
Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.

Electrician – Refrigerating Engineer

Did You Know?

A reefer ship is a refrigerated cargo ship, typically used to transport perishable commodities which require temperature-controlled transportation, such as fruit, meat, fish, vegetables, dairy products and other foods.

This course is in compliance with the requirements of 46 CFR 12.501(c)(5). The training satisfies the requirements of Table 1 to 46 CFR 12.505(c) for Refrigerating Engineer / Electrician examination modules.

Any applicant who has successfully completed the QMED – Electrician/Refrigerating Engineer course will satisfy the professional examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.501(c)(5) for a national rating endorsement as QMED-Electrician/Refrigerating Engineer.

Course Topics:

Part 1:

Shipboard equipment and systems:  Air conditioning, Compressed air, Heating/ventilation, Lubrication, Refrigeration, Steering

Motor propulsion:  Air-charge systems, Cooling water systems, Diesel engine principles, Drive systems, Fuel service systems, Intake/exhaust, Lubrication systems, Starting systems, Waste heat/auxiliary boiler

Steam propulsion:  Auxiliary turbines, Boiler fundamentals, Combustion principles, Condensate systems, Drive systems, Feedwater systems, Fuel service systems, Maintenance, Safety, Steam fundamentals, Turbine fundamentals

Part II:

General Engineering Knowledge:  Auxiliary machinery, Basic safety procedures, Bearings, Care of equipment-machine parts, Deck machinery, Drawings and tables, Heat exchangers, Hydraulic principles, Instrumentation principles, Lubrication principles, Maintenance procedures, Measuring instruments, Pipes, fittings, and valves, Pollution prevention, Pumps, fans, and blowers, Refrigeration principles, Remote control equipment, Use of hand/power tools

Electrical:  A/C circuits, Batteries, Calculations, Communication devices, D/C circuits, Distribution systems, Electronic principles, Generation equipment, Maintenance, Measuring devices, Motor controllers, Motors

Safety:  Safety and environmental protection, Communications, Damage control, Elementary first aid, Emergency equipment, Environmental awareness, Fire prevention, Firefighting equipment, Firefighting principles, General safety, Hazardous materials

The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

Flexible course enrollment
Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.

Oiler

Did You Know?

Oilers are the engine room equivalent of sailors, and are also referred to as wipers. The average annual salary according to the Bureau of labor Statistics is $36,260.

This course is designed for entry level engine room mariners. This training satisfies the requirements for the General Safety, and Oiler examination modules. This course also complies with the requirements of Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Chapter A-III/5 mandatory minimum standard of competence for ratings as able seafarer engine in a manned engine-room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room.

Any applicant who successfully completes the QMED03-Oiler course will satisfy the professional examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.501(c)(5) for a national rating endorsement as QMED-Oiler; AND receive 60 days of sea service credit towards the sea service requirements of 46 CFR 12.503(a).

Course Topics:

Part 1:

Shipboard equipment and systemsBallast, Bilge, Compressed air, Desalination, Fuel oil storage/transfer, Fuel treatment, Lubrication, Potable water, Refrigeration, Sanitary/sewage, Steering

Motor propulsion:  Air-charge systems, Cooling water systems, Diesel engine principles, Drive systems, Fuel service systems, Intake/exhaust, Lubrication systems, Starting systems, Waste heat/auxiliary boiler

Steam propulsion:  Auxiliary turbines, Boiler fundamentals, Combustion principles, Condensate systems, Drive systems, Feedwater systems, Fuel service systems, Maintenance, Safety, Steam fundamentals, Turbine fundamentals

Part II:

General Engineering Knowledge:  Auxiliary machinery, Basic safety procedures, Bearings, Care of equipment-machine parts, Heat exchangers, Instrumentation principles, Lubrication principles, Maintenance procedures, Measuring instruments, Pollution prevention, Properties of fuel, Refrigeration principles, Remote control equipment, Use of hand/power tools, Watch duties

Electrical:  Generation equipment, Maintenance, Motors, Safety

Safety:  Safety and environmental protection, Communications, Damage control, Elementary first aid, Emergency equipment, Environmental awareness, Fire prevention, Firefighting equipment, Firefighting principles, General safety, Hazardous materials

The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

Flexible course enrollment
Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.

Fireman - Watertender

Did You Know?

The firemen and watertenders served a major role in the ship's boiler room during the war and made sure that the ships were under steam, even under arduous conditions and high heat in the ship's confine.

The QMED04 Fireman-Watertender course is more suitable for a steam propelled vessel.  The course includes knowledge of associated machinery and procedures, and a final exam.  Completion of the course, along with having the requisite amount of sea service, enables the candidate to gain a Coast Guard endorsement in their merchant marine credential as fireman/watertender.

Course Topics:

Part 1:

Shipboard equipment and systems:  Ballast, Bilge, Compressed air, Fuel oil storage/transfer, Fuel treatment

Steam propulsion:  Auxiliary turbines, Boiler fundamentals, Combustion principles, Condensate systems, Drive systems, Feedwater systems, Fuel service systems, Maintenance, Safety, Steam fundamentals, Turbine fundamentals

Part II:

General Engineering Knowledge:  Auxiliary machinery, Basic safety procedures, Care of equipment-machine parts,

Heat exchangers, Instrumentation principles, Maintenance procedures, Measuring instruments, Pipes, fittings, and valves, Pollution prevention, Properties of fuel, Remote control equipment, Use of hand/power tools, Watch duties

Safety:  Safety and environmental protection, Communications, Damage control, Elementary first aid, Emergency equipment, Environmental awareness, Fire prevention, Firefighting equipment, Firefighting principles, General safety, Hazardous materials

The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

Flexible course enrollment
Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.

Machinist - Pumpman

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Did you know that you can work for the Military Sealift Command with some merchant marine experience as a machinist-pumpman and earn above $60,000 a year.

The course provides the necessary knowledge and technical information to enable successful completion of the QMED05 Pumpman/Machinist examinations consisting of subjects as detailed in 46 CFR Table 1 to §12.505(c) – Examination Subjects for QMED Ratings; and the necessary knowledge and technical information to enable successful completion of the Tank Ship Familiarization and should also enable candidates to serve on oil tankers in a capacity other than master, chief engineer officer, chief mate, or second engineer officer, and to perform specific duties and responsibilities related to those duties in connection with cargo and cargo equipment, provided that they are not immediately responsible for the loading, discharging care in transit or handling of cargo.  Any applicant who has successfully completed the QMED-Pumpman/Machinist course will satisfy:

  • The professional examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.501(c)(5) for a national rating endorsement as QMED – Pumpman/Machinist; AND
  • The Tanker Familiarization course requirements of 46 CFR 13.401(e)(1) for an original endorsement as Tankerman-Assistant DL; AND

Satisfy the Tankerman-Assistant course requirements of 46 CFR 13.609(a)(1) and Table A-V/1-1-1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010 for an endorsement for Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations.

Course Topics:

Shipboard equipment and systems:  Ballast, Bilge, Compressed air, Heating/ventilation, Lubrication

Motor propulsion:  Diesel engine principles, Lubrication systems

Steam propulsion:  Fuel service systems, Maintenance, Safety, Steam fundamentals

General Engineering Knowledge:  Auxiliary machinery, Basic safety procedures, Bearings, Care of equipment-machine parts, Deck machinery, Drawings and tables, Heat exchangers, Hydraulic principles, Instrumentation principles, Lubrication principles, Maintenance procedures, Measuring instruments, Pipes, fittings, and valves, Pollution prevention, Pumps, fans, and blowers, Remote control equipment, Use of hand/power tools

Electrical:  Safety

Safety:  Safety and environmental protection, Communications, Damage control, Elementary first aid, Emergency equipment, Environmental awareness, Fire prevention, Firefighting equipment, Firefighting principles, General safety, Hazardous materials

The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

Flexible course enrollment
Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.