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Associates Certificate in Nautical Studies (ACNS)

Joemarine Institute can prepare you for a challenging career in navigation, engineer or electro- expertise in the ratings and officer cadre

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In accordance with Section A-I1/3 of the Standard of Training Certification and Watch keeping (STCW Code) as amended for seafarers as amended which established the mandatory minimum requirements for certification of chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of ships less than 3,000KW propulsion power or more at the operational level

What kind of People takes the Associate Certificate in Nautical Studies Course?
Persons/people who work or intends to work in the maritime and/or oil & gas sector or industries especially those who are employed to work on board a marine vessel/ship. Officers and/or ratings who in charge of an engineering watch and also those designated with the duty of an engineering watch in a periodically unmanned engine room on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750KW  or more Propulsion power.

What will I gain from this qualification?    
Upon satisfactory completion trainees or graduants will be able to demonstrate the standard of competence required to undertake at the operational level the duty of an engineering watch on ship of less than 3000KW propulsion engine, they will be able to carry out maintenance and repair at the operational level on propulsion machinery of more than 3000kw and also care for personnel on board a ship at the

First Semester: First semester contains a semester of three months.

Second Semester: consist of a semester of three months.

What does the course cover?

The courses covered includes; Mechanical Science, Hand & Power Tools, Electrical Technology, Mathematics, Thermodynamics, Basic Engineering Science, Engineering drawing, Use of English, Machine Tools.

This course covers Marine Plant Operations, Industrial Chemistry, Marine Engineering Maintenance, Welding & Fabrication, and Introduction to Computer Hardware, Ship & Ship Routine, Naval Architecture and Ship Construction, Engineering Material, Electric Machineries 

Course delivery
 Using a combination of experienced lecturers/instructors, classroom syndicate exercises interactive activities and practical demonstrations.                                                                                                           

Entry qualification?
Candidates must have at least six months seagoing service experience, above 18years of age, possess a valid seafarers medical fitness certificate.                                           

Course Duration:  
 Six months (6)      

Career Development.
The course will provide specialist knowledge and opportunity for those seeking to become an officer and it is a requirement for obtaining the particular certificate of competency (COC) as a marine engineering assistant and second engineer     

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