Marine Technology - Navigation Become a leader in the marine industry! Internationally recognized. Outstanding facilities. Work in Canada or anywhere in the world.

General information

Program code
MNAV
Duration
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Co-op
Yes
Academic area
Campuses

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Owen Sound

Program description

This program has been planned in co-operation with Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) and Canada's shipping companies. It offers a complete education for those seeking employment as a ship's Navigation Officer. The specialized competencies and work experience also provide the graduate with opportunities for employment in government and in other marine-related industries.

Additional program specific fee information for Marine Technology - Navigation

Why study Marine Technology - Navigation at Georgian?

Life aboard ship is like no other! If the sea is calling you, an education at the Georgian's Centre for Marine Training and Research can be the start of an exciting and rewarding career.

Our grads get 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.

State-of-the-art facilities
The Centre for Marine Training and Research is Canada's most advanced marine simulation and research centre. Located in beautiful Owen Sound, Ontario, the facility recently underwent an extensive $8-million renovation to enhance hands-on training for students.

Industry support
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.

Hands-on experience
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 two mandatory co-op terms. Navigation cadets (students) get a total of 365 days of sea time over those work terms.

This program is highly competitive. Learn about admission requirements for highly competitive programs.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).

This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes Georgian's commitment to quality in co-op education.

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Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Note: Applicants must provide a valid Transport Canada Marine Medical stating 'fit for sea service' or 'fit for sea service with limitations'. In the case of an applicant with a certificate 'fit for sea service with limitations', the application will be reviewed for admission.

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG 4U); plus any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP 4C or MCT 4C), or any Grade 12 U University Mathematics. Also recommended: Physics: Grade 12 College or University (SPH4C, SPH4U), OR Chemistry: Grade 12 Chemistry College or Grade 11 or 12 University (SCH4C, SCH4U, SCH3U).

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation and Technology Fundamentals*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Note: Applicants must provide a valid Transport Canada Marine Medical stating 'fit for sea service' or 'fit for sea service with limitations'. In the case of an applicant with a certificate 'fit for sea service with limitations', the application will be reviewed for admission.

Pathways

View the Marine Technology - Navigation articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Courses

Mandatory Courses

  • MARE1012 Coastal Navigation 1
  • MARE1014 Practical Seamanship for MNAV
  • MARE1007 Basic Engineering Knowledge
  • MENG1004 Basic Applied Mechanics
  • MARE1019 Intro Ship Master's Business
  • MARE1017 Radar Navigation
  • MARE1016 Astronomy For Navigation
  • MARE1018 Navigational Safety
  • MARE2005 Transverse Stability
  • MARE2012 Industrial and Environmental Safety
  • MENG2002 Strength of Materials
  • MARE2013 Signals and Communications
  • MARE2018 Log Book 2 - Marine Navigation
  • MARE2014 Simulated Navigation
  • MARE2015 Coastal Navigation 2
  • MARE2016 Advanced Seamanship
  • MARE3014 Instrumentation and Controls
  • MARE3015 Shipmaster's Business
  • MARE3016 Advanced Ship Construction
  • MARE3013 Navigational Aids and Instruments
  • MARE3006 Computer Systems and Advanced Applications
  • MARE3019 Advanced Engineering Knowledge for Navigators
  • MARE3018 Naval Architecture
  • MARE3017 Cargo Work
  • MARE2011 Log Book 1 - Marine Navigation
  • MATH2002 Spherical Mathematics
  • MATH1010 Math For Marine Technology
  • MARE1021 Ship Construction
  • MARE1023 Electronic Navigational Aids
  • MARE3022 Advanced Firefighting
  • MARE3023 Marine Advanced First Aid
  • MARE3024 Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)
  • DRFT1012 Draft/Basic Blueprint Reading
  • ELEC2012 Direct Current Fundamentals
  • ELEC2013 AC Circuit Fundamentals and Electrical Machines
  • MARE1024 GMDSS Part 1
  • MARE1025 Marine Basic First Aid
  • MARE1026 Seamanship
  • MARE1027 STCW Basic Safety Training
  • MARE2022 Ocean Navigation 1
  • MARE2023 Proficiency in Survival Craft
  • MARE2024 GMDSS Part 2
  • MARE2025 Human Behavior in the Marine Industry
  • MARE2026 Ocean Navigaton 2
  • MARE3025 Longitudinal Stability
  • MATH1022 Advanced Algebra
  • METE2001 Meteorology
  • PHYS1003 Physics

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

Co-op Work Terms

  • COOP1027 Marine Nav Co-op Work Term 1
  • COOP2022 Marine Nav Co-op Work Term 2
  • COOP3012 Marine Nav Co-op Work Term 3