Seamanship - Able Seaman
Enjoy being outdoors and on the open water? Good at working with your hands and with other people? Are you attentive, dependable and persistent?
Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Seamanship Deckhand – Able Seaman training program.
On the job, you will ...
- Perform basic navigation skills, including knot-tying and blueprint-reading
- Steer vessels and operate navigational instruments, including compasses, GPS and radar
- Understand cargo gear and operations
- Perform standing lookout watch
- Demonstrate shipboard etiquette and cooperate with shipmates
Some of the career options you will have ...
Most Seamanship graduates go to work on ships or other sailing vessels. Work schedules and weather conditions vary depending on the type of ship. Most travel for long periods of time and work long hours while they are on the ship.
The credentials you will earn ...
This is the final level of basic training offered in the Seamanship series. In the Seamanship Deckhand – Able Seaman training program, you will earn industry-recognized credentials and/or state licensure. You will undergo a Certification and Watchkeeping Assessment as well. Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.
What you’ll need to start training ...
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers)
- Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses
- Passing scores on all written and performance tests
- Meet academic (math and reading) requirements