Begin your career at sea!
Camosun's Bridge Watch Rating program provides a pathway for you to enter into rewarding marine sector careers. You’ll learn the essential knowledge and skills related to the practice of seamanship, navigation, standards of safe working procedures, and the hazards associated with the marine environment.
Learn from experienced sailors, take field trips, practice hands-on techniques, undertake a practicum at sea, and earn nationally recognized Transport Canada marine certifications. Marine-based employers are excited to hire our graduates!
Get the skills you need to begin a career on the water
Training covers the hands-on skills and coursework required by Transport Canada for employment. Over 13 weeks this full-time program is based on three modular courses designed to prepare you for a career in the marine industry.
Gain hands-on skills and knowledge in:
- Keeping a lookout
- Steering the vessel
- Operating communication systems
- Anchoring and mooring
- Responding to emergencies
- Basic environmental protection procedures
- Assisting in cargo operations
- Handling ropes and chains