Name: Dr. Melanie Lawson
Role: Executive Director
Phone: 713-313-7762
Email: lawson_mw@tsu.edu

Name: William J. Hamilton
Role: Programs Coordinator
Phone: 713-313-7489
Email: hamiltonwj@tsu.edu

Maritime Transportation Courses  

 

MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS, STCW 2012 (3 Days)

Course Description

This training course provides training on environmental awareness, in compliance with the new Manila
Amendments to the STCW Code, effective as of January 1, 2012. Participants get to understand the
environmental challenges and effects of shipping practices, as well as the necessity of implementation and
compliance to Codes and Regulations. They also gain knowledge of pollution prevention measures, and
protection of the maritime environment.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the Training the student will be able to demonstrate awareness on the following areas:

  • Environmental Protection and the impact of rules, regulations,
    procedures and technical installations.
  • Shipping Environment complexity and diversity.
  • Practices for Sustainable Environmental protection in Shipping
  • The Human Element factor in pollution prevention and pro-activeness.
  • Application of personal responsibility in maritime environmental protection.
  • Environmental challenges and opportunities in shipping.

Course Requirements

USCG, IMO, Revised STCW Code 2012, Chapter VI Basic Training & Chapter II
& III: Officers' Knowledge, Understanding and Awareness.

Written Exam: A minimum passing score of 70% is required.

Certification approved by STCW/USCG: Upon training & exams completion, participants will receive a TSU
Maritime Certificate of Training, valid for 5 years.

Location: TSU Aviation Building, Room 170

2013 Schedule: Feb 15, 18, 20        May 1,3,5

CRISIS MANAGEMENT & HUMAN BEHAVIOR (1 Day)

Course Description

This course has been designed for Masters, Officers and Crew personnel responsible for passengers' safe
embarkation and disembarkation during an emergency. Through a number of drills/practical exercises,
participants will learn how to retain control during critical situations, how to establish effective communication
and understand human behavior during an emergency.

Course Objectives

Upon course completion, students will learn how to:

  • Organize shipboard emergency procedures in synchronicity with
    office's emergency response team;
  • Act based on Ship design & layout, emergency plans & safety
    procedures;
  • Utilize resources in an optimum way;
  • Learn from onboard drills and prevent recurrence;
  • Control all elements of hull integrity & cargo safety;
  • Safely control personnel and passengers during an emergency;
  • Organize the safe movement of passengers and vehicles during
    embarkation and disembarkation;
  • Monitor and control atmosphere in ships' cargo spaces, e.g. Ro-Ro ships.

Course Requirements

USCG, STCW-95 Endorsement
STCW Code Section VII, VIII and IMO Model Course I.29.

Written Exam: A minimum passing score of 70% is required.

Certification approved by STCW/USCG: Upon training & exams completion, participants will receive a TSU
Maritime Certificate of Training, valid for 5 years.

Location: TSU Aviation Building, Room 170

2013 Schedule: Feb 11, 13

CROWD MANAGEMENT & PASSENGER SAFETY (1 Day)

Course Description

This 8-hour training course will provide familiarization, safety training and Crowd Management techniques to
Masters, Officers, Crew of Passenger & Ro-Ro ships, as well as office emergency response team and ashore
personnel offering direct services to passengers.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Crowd Management Course, students will learn how to:

  • Comply with the ship's safety and emergency procedures;
  • Control and maintain effective communication with crew and
    passengers during an emergency;
  • Locate safety and emergency equipment on board;
  • Effectively use personal life-saving equipment;

Course Requirements

USCG, STCW-95 Endorsement
STCW Code Section VII, VIII and IMO Model Course I.28.

Written Exam: A minimum passing score of 70% is required.

Certification approved by STCW/USCG: Upon training & exams completion, participants will receive a TSU
Maritime Certificate of Training, valid for 5 years.

Location: TSU Aviation Building, Room 170

2013 Schedule: Feb 13

FIRST AID, CPR AND AED (2 Days)

Course Description

The course consists of 16 hours of lectures, video demonstrations and practical training on First Aid,
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). Participants will be trained
to act in emergency situations, and learn how to identify and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac
emergencies in adults. The practical session entails to the use of an anatomical mannequin to professionally
train crew to rescue and respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Elementary First Aid & CPR, students will be able to:

  • Offer basic life support for an adult victim; i.e. cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED ) to treat victims of cardiac arrest;
  • Offer Initial first aid/ treatment for severe bleeding;
  • Offer Initial first aid/treatment for severe burns;

Course Requirements

USCG, STCW-95 Endorsement
STCW Code Table A-VI/4-1, Table A-VI/1-4
46 CFR 10.102(b), 46 CFR 10.205 (h), 46 CFR 10.205 (i), 46 CFR 10.205
(ii), 46 CFR 10.205 (3)

Written Exam: A minimum passing score of 70% is required.

Certification approved by STCW/USCG: Upon training & exams completion, participants will receive a TSU
Maritime Certificate of Training, valid for 5 years.

Location: TSU Aviation Building, Room 170

2013 Schedule: April 1,3,5

TANK SHIP FAMILIARIZATION AND DANGEROUS LIQUIDS (5 Days)

Course Description

This 40-hour training course will become familiar with tank ships as well as the carriage and handling of
dangerous liquids.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this Course, participants will learn about:

  • Tanker Ships, Oil & Chemicals Carriage, Barge Terminology;
  • MARPOL 73/78 Annex I and Annex II requirements;
  • Load line, draft, trim & stability requirements;
  • Load & Stability plan, cargo transfers and ballasting stresses;
  • Vessel Emergency Response Plans, Emergency Procedures;
  • Operational procedures, Pollution prevention Rules;
  • Occupational health and safety; Cargo-handling,
  • Auxiliary & Instrumentation systems;
  • Cargo Loading & Discharging operations; Bulk Liquids defined as Dangerous Liquids (46 CFR
    Subchapter .D), i.e. Common characteristics, reaction, compatibility and safety measures;
  • Operating procedures and measures for controlling the cargo tank environment;
  • Cargo-tank cleaning procedures, Inert gas systems, Vapor-Control Recovery Systems;
  • Information systems on hazards of cargo, Confined space entry.

Course Requirements

USCG, STCW-95 Endorsement
46 CFR 13.209, 13.309, 13.409 or 13.509 for USCG Merchant Mariners' Tankerman Endorsement,
10.227(d)(8) (c ) for renewal of a merchant marine credential endorsed as Tankerman PIC DL and oil tanker,
chemical tanker training and tanker familiarization requirements of STCW Code, Section A-VI, Para. 1-21.

Written Exam: A minimum passing score of 70% is required.

Certification approved by STCW/USCG: Upon training & exams completion, participants will receive a TSU
Maritime Certificate of Training, valid for 5 years.

Location: TSU Aviation Building, Room 170

2013 Schedule: April 19,22,24,26,29

SPECIALIZED TRAINING FOR CHEMICAL TANKERS (3 Days)

Course Description

This training course offers participants a concise understanding of advance shipping management principals and
compliance with maritime regulations, rules and codes. Shipping business will be taught and a number of case
studies will demonstrate operational, liability and compliance issues.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will gain knowledge on:

  • Shipping Business
  • Masters and Owners/Corporate Liability
  • Crew Training and Assessment
  • International Conventions & National Regulations
  • International Safety Management Code (ISM)
  • Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
  • Cargo Operations
  • Marine Insurance
  • Pollution Prevention & Environmental Compliance
  • Collisions & Salvage
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Managing Ashore and Shipboard Personnel, Medical Care professionals.

Course Requirements

USCG, This course will satisfy the Ship Management Training requirement of STCW
A-II/2 for raise in grade from the operational to management level licenses as per USCG Policy Letter 04/02.

Written Exam: A minimum passing score of 70% is required.

Certification approved by STCW/USCG: Upon training & exams completion, participants will receive a TSU
Maritime Certificate of Training, valid for 5 years.

Location: TSU Campus.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (HAZMAT) (5 Days)

Course Description

The HAZMAT training course consists of 40 hours of in-class theories and practical training/drills pertaining
to the U.S. DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations. The course satisfies the requirements for the safe and
secure transportation of hazardous materials by freight forwarders, shippers, brokers, carriers (private, common
and contract); testers, re-testers, independent inspection agencies, manufacturers, Masters, Officers, Crew,
longshoremen, etc.

Course Objectives

TSU will offer participants a full HAZMAT training on Regulatory and Operational issues, as well as in
the following areas:

  1. General Awareness: familiarization with the hazardous materials transportation regulations, enabling participants to fully comply and fit their professional duties and responsibilities into the system.
  2. Transport-Specific: provides training related to carriage of materials, i.e. by sea and in the entire logistics chain. This section will be useful to Authorities, transportation professionals, logistics companies, and other
    professionals in charge of HAZMAT implementation.
  3. Safety: offers professionals in Oil/Gas/Chemical and other industries, especially personnel handling or exposed to hazardous materials the knowledge required in safe handling and emergency response procedures.
  4. Security Awareness: HAZMAT employees will learn how to recognize and protect against potential terrorist threats pertaining to hazardous material shipments.
  5. Security Plan: HAZMAT professionals should also be trained in company security objectives for operations that require a written security plan, organizational structure and specific procedures.

Course Requirements

USCG, STCW-95 Endorsement
This training course is in compliance with A) the STCW Convention, Regulation II/2, Sections A-II/2, B-V/b,
B-V/c and Chapter 5, B) the U.S. DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), C) 29 CFR Part 1910,
Occupational Safety & Health Standards, Subpart H, HAZMAT. D) 33 CFR Part 155, Oil Or Hazardous
Material Pollution E) 40 CFR Hazardous Wastes, and F) 49 CFR Parts 100-185.

Written Exam: A minimum passing score of 70% is required.

Certification approved by STCW/USCG: Upon training & exams completion, participants will receive a TSU
Maritime Certificate of Training, valid for 5 years.

Location: TSU Aviation Building, Room 170

2013 Schedule: Feb 15,18,20,22,25          April 8,10,12,15,17

STCW Part B: TRAIN THE TRAINER (2 Days)

Course Description

STCW requires the proper qualifications and certified courses of instructors training seafarers. This 16-hour
training course will offer maritime executives and officers the knowledge and skills to design, produce and
deliver maritime training programs ashore and onboard ships. It is a useful tool for maritime professionals of
limited training experience.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will learn about:

  • Training requirements of STCW, SOLAS, MARPOL, ISM
    and ISPS Code
  • Training purpose & identifying training needs
  • Benefits of training & the learning process
  • Architecture, planning and developing courses
  • Training methodologies
  • Communication & Interpersonal skills
  • Assessment & evaluation of training courses.

Course Requirements

STCW 1978, as amended (STCW 95) Section A-1/6; Training and Assessment and;
NVIC 6-97; Guidelines on STCW Qualified Instructors and Designated Examiners; IMO Model Course 6.09.

Written Exam: A minimum passing score of 70% is required.

Certification approved by STCW/USCG: Upon training & exams completion, participants will receive a TSU
Maritime Certificate of Training, valid for 5 years.

Location: TSU Aviation Building, Room 170

2013 Schedule: Feb 22, 25, 27

SAFETY TRAINING COURSE FOR JOB READINESS (1 Day)

Course Description

This training course consists of 8 hours of in-class theories and practical training/drills on the STCW-95 safety
procedures and accident prevention. Participants will learn how to identify and act effectively under different
types of Emergencies. A number of Drills and Training will enable their familiarization with safe working
practices, so as to protect human life, the environment and property.

Course Objectives

TSU will offer participants a full HAZMAT training on Regulatory and Operational issues, as well as in
the following areas:

  • Communicate and deliver orders effectively;
  • Use safety equipment and take escape routes per instructions;
  • Take safety precautions before enclosed space entry;
  • Identify emergency signals in station bill;
  • Learn the proper use of Lock Out Tag Out;
  • Take safety measures regarding pollution prevention during
    their duties;
  • Understand and comply with policies on drug and alcohol;
  • Create and maintain appropriate employee relations.

Course Requirements

USCG, STCW-95 Endorsement
Section Chapter VI, Table VI/1, sections A-VI/1, A-VI/2, A-VI/3, and A-VI/4; Table A-VI/1-4; .46 CFR 10.205, 46 CFR 11.202 (b) (4).

Written Exam: A minimum passing score of 70% is required.

Certification approved by STCW/USCG: Upon training & exams completion, participants will receive a TSU
Maritime Certificate of Training, valid for 5 years.

Location: TSU Campus.

2013 Schedule: May 8

 

Please read the following refund policy as to regards for a refund for a course.

Refund Policy

Texas Southern University reserves the right to change or cancel courses at anytime if the predetermined minimum enrollment is not attained.  Notification of changes and cancellations will be made by email or telephone. In the event that a course for which you have registered is cancelled, you may transfer to another course or receive a full refund.  Furthermore, a Full Refund can only be awarded if a student withdraws five business days prior to the first class meeting date or, as previously stated,  if the class is cancelled.  There are no partial refunds.  Please allow up to 10-14 business days for the refund to process.  

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