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Marine Captain

The Cape Fear Community College Marine Technology courses will prepare you for a career on the water.

Marine Captain’s OUPV License Preparation
This course provides students with the information necessary to take the US Coast Guard examination for licensing as an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) up to 100 gross tons, on inland, near coastal. The examination is administered as a separate class upon the conclusion of this course.

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Marine Captain’s OUPV License Examination
This class will administer the Coast Guard’s Marine Captain’s License exam. It is only for students who have successfully completed the 64-hour Marine Captain’s OUPV course.

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Upgrade to Master’s License Preparation
This course provides students with the knowledge required to upgrade from an OUPV license to a Master’s License for vessels up to 100 gross tons.

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Master’s License Examination
This class will administer the Coast Guard’s Master License exam. It is only for students who have successfully completed the 24-hour Master’s License course.

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Assistance Towing Endorsement
This 4-hour session is provided for students who have attained, or are in the process of obtaining their US Coast Guard Captain’s or Mate’s license for vessels of 200 gross tons or less. This course serves in lieu of taking an Assistance Towing examination at any US Coast Guard Regional Examination Center.

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Celestial Navigation
This course will cover the theory and technique of finding one’s position at sea through sextant observations of celestial bodies.

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