Why start your marine career at Georgian College?
Life aboard ship is like no other! If the sea is calling you, an education at the Centre for Marine Training and Research can be the start of an exciting and rewarding career.
- Great jobs: Marine industry employers like what they see in our graduates. A shortage of qualified engineering and navigation officers in Canada and abroad means our graduates are in demand. Our graduates find rewarding jobs with rapid advancement, working on the Great Lakes and on ships at sea worldwide. Starting salaries range from $60,000 to $80,000.
- Great facilities: The Centre for Marine Training and Research is Canada’s most advanced marine simulation and research facility. Located in beautiful Owen Sound, Ontario, the facility recently underwent an extensive $8-million renovation to enhance hands-on training for students.
- Great partners: This program was developed in co-operation with Transport Canada and national shipping companies and relationships with those partner organizations remain strong. Marine companies support this program by providing a variety of inland and coastal placements for cadet work terms, which can lead to employment upon graduation.
- Great curriculum: Students learn through a progressive mix of skills training, shipboard training and academic studies, including navigation training in our marine simulators. The program involves six academic semesters accompanied by three mandatory co-op terms. Navigation cadets (students) get a total of 365 days at sea over those work terms.