The Workboat Academy provides all of the maritime training and support necessary to obtain a Mate’s license. More importantly, the program instills the knowledge, skills, and confidence to take on the duties and responsibilities of a Deck Officer. The program is organized so that every shore-based training phase is reinforced by simulation and on-board maritime training. This approach allows Apprentices to immediately apply their new knowledge on the job. Each phase builds on the previous phase, allowing skill development to progress gradually and logically.
The Workboat Academy’s Deck program is approved by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the State of Washington’s “Workforce Training, Education and Coordinating Board” (WTECB), the State of Maryland’s “Maryland Higher Education Commission” (MHEC), and the State of Louisiana’s “Louisiana Board of Regents” (LBOR). We are approved by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and honor the Post 911-GI Bill for eligible veterans and their dependents.