A Bridge Watchman is part of a team involved in the following activities:
- Keeping a lookout
- Steering the vessel
- Operating communication systems
- Handling ropes and chains
- Anchoring and mooring
- Responding to emergencies
- Assisting in cargo operations
This 12-week full-time entry-level program at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is based on modular courses and provides the following training certificates:
- BCIT Recognition of Training in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
- Industry Canada Radio Operator’s Certificate - Maritime Commercial (ROC - MC)
- Marine Basic First Aid Certificate (MBFA)
Successful completion also grants eligibility for four months of sea time remission.
Other programs in this sector:
Medical certificate from a Transport Canada-approved physician, Math 11, plus two years of education in English with one of the following:
1. English 12;
2. Communications 12;
3. three credits of post-secondary English, Humanities or Social Sciences.
This Transport Canada accredited program requires 90% attendance and an aggregated 70% passing grade. To achieve full Transport Canada certification, trainees must complete an additional two months of sea time, as well as two further courses at BCIT:
1. STCW Basic Safety Training (MEDI 1510) and,
2. STCW Survival Craft training (MEDI 1810).
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