Captains Class


The US Maritime Academy Chicago Captains Class is a Coast Guard approved 80-hour Master and OUPV class which meets 3 days a week for 8 weeks. During the course we cover all of the Coast Guard required material Including Charting, Navigation, Rules, Deck General, and Deck Safety. We also administer the Coast Guard approved tests so that you don’t need to go to the Regional Examinations Center and take the Coast Guard tests.

We spread the class over 8 weeks (5 weeks for the winter program) so that you have time to learn and understand the material rather than just put it in short-term memory to pass the tests. Our goal is to make every graduate an informed safe captain. During the class, you can also earn your Sailing and Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsements.

REQUIREMENTS
Requirements for obtaining a USCG Master's license are: U.S. Citizenship, at least 19 years old, 360 days of sea time. (A sea day is 4 hours or more on a vessel, underway, over 16 ft. in length, in a calendar day)

COMPLETION
Successful completion of the class requirements qualifies you for Masters's License up to 100 Gross Tons and OUPV (6-pack). Commercial Assist Towing and Sailing endorsements are also available.

* Disabled Veterans Administration (VA) approved
*Fall and Spring Classes are at Columbia Yacht Club. Reduced Rate Parking Available. Open to the PUBLIC. Corinthian YC classes, Free Street Parking.
* NO USCG EXAMS We are authorized to administer US Maritime Academy (USMA) Exams


Fall 2024 Class

CLASS DATES
October 22, 2024 – December 17, 2024 @Columbia YC
(Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm – 10:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am – 3:00 pm)

Tuition: $1,550.00
(Included: Five books, a nautical chart of the Chesapeake Bay entrance, application preparation, and Training Certificates for both 100 ton 6-pack and Masters licenses)
­— You will need dividers, parallel rules, and a calculator for the class.


Winter 2025 Class

CLASS DATES
 Dates TBA  January 2025 – February, 2025 @Corinthian YC
(Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00pm – 10:30pm and Saturdays 8:00am – to 4:00pm)

Tuition: $1,550.00
(Included: Five books, a nautical chart of the Chesapeake Bay entrance, application preparation, and Training Certificates for both 100-ton 6-pack and Masters licenses)
— You will need dividers, parallel rules, and a calculator for the class.


Spring 2025 Class

CLASS DATES
Late February, 2025 – Mid April, 2025 @Columbia YC
(Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm – 10:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am – 3:00pm)

Tuition: $1,550.00
(Included: Five books, a nautical chart of the Chesapeake Bay entrance, application preparation, and Training Certificates for both 100 ton 6-pack and Masters licenses)
— You will need dividers, parallel rules, and a calculator for the class.

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