Marine and Safety Train­ing at the Marine Train­ing Center


Hol­land Col­lege is the provin­cial com­mu­nity col­lege for the Cana­dian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI). The Hol­land Col­lege Marine Train­ing Cen­ter (HCMTC) is located in the city of Sum­mer­side, Prince Edward Island, just min­utes from the Con­fed­er­a­tion Bridge.

The Cen­ter has been pro­vid­ing Trans­port Canada-​approved train­ing to the marine indus­try for more than three decades. In addi­tion to the full range of cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from deck­hand to mas­ter mariner, the cen­ter offers a num­ber of spe­cial­ized courses and cus­tomized train­ing. HCMTC has built an inter­na­tional rep­u­ta­tion on qual­ity and flex­i­bil­ity. Hol­land College-​trained mariners are cur­rently crew­ing ves­sels of all kinds - petro­leum tankers, pas­sen­ger fer­ries, con­tainer ships and off­shore sup­ply ves­sels - through­out the Atlantic region and around the world.

Training Programs

Safety Courses

  • STCW 95 Safety Courses (MED): The STCW Basic Safety and Sur­vival Craft courses pro­vide stu­dents with hands-​on expe­ri­ence in per­form­ing the duties of a sea­man onboard a ves­sel in an emer­gency sit­u­a­tion. Facil­i­ties include both enclosed and open lifeboats and a davit sys­tem. Stu­dents will be required to launch and oper­ate lifeboats dur­ing an emer­gency drill, don immer­sion suits and enter the water, and work as part of a fire­fight­ing team at the centre’s own firehouse.

Marine Short Courses - Trans­port Canada

  • Advanced Fire­fight­ing STCW VI/​3
  • Bridge Watch Rating
  • Chief Mate
  • Chief Mate - Near Coastal
  • Chief Mate GT Domestic
  • Chief Mate Limited
  • Dynamic Posi­tion­ing Induction
  • Dynamic Posi­tion­ing Simulator
  • Elec­tronic Chart Dis­play & Infor­ma­tion Systems
  • Fish­ing Mas­ter I
  • Fish­ing Mas­ter Class 3
  • Fish­ing Mas­ter Class 4
  • Fish­ing Mas­ter II
  • Global Mar­itime Dis­tress and Safety Systems
  • M.E.D.A2 Upgrade - Small Pas­sen­ger– Car­ry­ing Ves­sel Safety
  • M.E.D.A3 Small Non-​Pleasure Ves­sel Basic Safety
  • M.E.D. A1 Basic Safety
  • M.E.D. A2 Small Passenger-​Carrying Ves­sel Safety
  • M.E.D. D for Senior Officers
  • Marine Advanced First Aid & CPR
  • Marine Basic First Aid & CPR
  • Mas­ter 150 GT Domestic
  • Mas­ter 3000 GT - Near Coastal
  • Mas­ter 500 GT Near Coastal
  • Mas­ter Mariner
  • Mas­ter Near Coastal
  • Radio Operator’s Cer­tifi­cate - Mar­itime Com­mer­cial (ROC-​MC)
  • SEN 1 Part A
  • Sim­u­lated Elec­tronic Nav­i­ga­tion Level 1, Part B
  • Sim­u­lated Elec­tronic Nav­i­ga­tion Level II
  • Small Ves­sel Oper­a­tor & Proficience
  • STCW 95 6.1 Basic Safety
  • STCW 95 6.2 Sur­vival Craft
  • UXO Unex­ploded Explo­sives Ordinance
  • Watch­keep­ing Mate Near Coastal
  • Watch­keep­ing Mate Ship
  • Dis­tance Train­ing: Some courses may be taken via dis­tance and require lit­tle or no travel to a Hol­land Col­lege campus.


Cam­pus Loca­tion: Sum­mer­side, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Legal Recog­ni­tion /​Accred­i­ta­tion: Pub­lic Insti­tu­tion Rec­og­nized under a Pub­lic Act. Enabling Leg­is­la­tion: Hol­land Col­lege Act, R.S.P.E.I. 2000

Memberships/​Affiliations: Asso­ci­a­tion of Cana­dian Com­mu­nity Col­leges (ACCC) and Cana­dian Bureau for Inter­na­tional Edu­ca­tion (CBIE) your social media marketing partner
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