MDK 312 - Deck Sea Project III

Course Description

This internship is a continuation of MDK 311 and is designed to provide the cadet with advanced knowledge and sailing time to meet the licensing requirements prescribed by the US Coast Guard and the criteria established by the Maritime Administration. STCW.

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Required Prerequisites

All prerequisites for all GLMA courses are satisfied by following the approved curriculum guide and any deviation from the curriculum guide needs to be approved by the department head.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Accrue advanced knowledge of large vessel operations, safety and navigation equipment, and techniques.
  • Continue to gain expertise regarding operation of a large vessel operates.
  • Acquire the skills required to serve as an officer on such a large tonnage merchant vessel.
  • Spend a minimum of eight hours per day under the supervision of licensed officers gaining experience in various duties and responsibilities.
  • Complete and submit an assigned project for grading and critique.
  • Learn how to connect the knowledge they have accrued at the academy with the expectations that a ship's master has of licensed mates.
  • Make final preparations for both their USCG exams and serving as a licensed officer after graduation.
Human Dimension:
  • Develop as licensed officers. This class will be completed after successful completion of MDK 221 and MDK 222.
  • Develop/ view themselves as pilots as well as deck officers.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Learn the importance of teamwork.
  • Learn that they will be working and living with a diverse workforce.
  • Develop as followers and leaders.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Develop and advanced time management skills during this, their final internship.
  • Responsible for completion of a comprehensive sea project that will be graded and assessed by GLMA faculty.