Advanced Maritime    Education
Smart, Affordable Captain's Licensing TM
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Welcome! 

Smart Captains know that safe vessel piloting is both a science and an art.  This is how we approach the learning process. 

Our instructors are current, active commercial vessel captains and maritime educators with decades of professional boathandling experience and a passion for teaching. 

They have their thumbs on the pulse of the industry, and are excellent resources for information on employment, estimating sea time and operating vessel-for-hire enterprises.

We leverage hands-on industry experience, shared piloting skills, intuitive instructional design and an engaging classroom environment to help ensure your success. 

Our courses are taught using colorful, intuitive PowerPoint 
presentations, industry-leading texts, whiteboard 
demonstrations, and most importantly open, engaging, 
instructor-led, group-discussion learning. 

In addition, we incorporate our instructors' and students' 
shared maritime experience and insight.

Education has changed dramatically in the past 20 years. Our courses are designed specifically to connect with multiple learning styles and those students who may not have excelled in the classroom in the past.

We offer "Old-School Experience with New-School Attitude."TM

And you will be instantly connected with a community of local captains with whom to network in the future!

If you are looking for a dynamic, upbeat path to your USCG Captain's License, or if you haven't sat in a classroom in many years, this is the school for you!
www.SmartCaptains.com
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