LJM Maritime Academy



Programme Standards | Accreditation

The programmes follow the framework of model courses from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and have been approved by the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA), the governing body in The Bahamas under the IMO and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Additionally, LM Maritime Academy is registered under the Ministry of Education Science and Technology.

2024 Course Catalogue

2024 Academic Calendar

Our Academic Programmes

Cadet Officers Training

LJM Maritime Academy offers three (3) year programmes in two options leading to the award of a Diploma in Nautical Science or Marine Engineering.

At the end of the Diploma studies, cadets will sit examinations through the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) for certification as an Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (STCW regulation Il/1) or Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch (STCW regulation I/1).

Entry Requirements

  • Bahamian citizenship
  • 17 – 25 years of age
  • Minimum of 3 BGCSE subjects, including;
    Mathematics, English and Physics or Combined Science
  • Clean Police Record
  • Pass a physical fitness test
  • Pass a drug test and health screening analysis
  • Pass a Psychomotor Skills test
  • Pass an interview screening

Rating Training

Spread over four (4) months, our approved Ratings programme aims to develop professional skills and impart knowledge, to those who will become part of navigational or engineering watch in a support capacity. At the end of the training, students will pass out with certification as either:

• Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) - STCW A-Il / 4, 5M
• Engine Room Watch Rating (EWR) - STCW A-111/4, 5

Entry Requirements

  • Bahamian citizenship
  • 17 – 25 years of age
    Clean Police Record
  • Be drug, including alcohol, free
  • Pass an interview screening
  • Pass a physical fitness test
  • Pass a psychomotor skills test

Value Added STCW Training

STCW Code 1978, as amended, mandates that seafarers undertake personal and professional development activities to keep current in the field and maintain their certifications, through the acquisition of additional skills attained during short modular theoretical courses and practical activities. MMA is an approved institution under the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) to conduct these training. Following is a list of courses currently offered.

Personal Development Offerings

Engineering Dimensional Control & Workshop Skills

This 30 hours, one (1) week course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, understanding and skills in basic engineering measurement. Further, it introduces participants to the strategies for extraction of linear and angular dimensional information from drawings and how to use this information to measure and record the dimensions of engineering components in practical metalworking.

Small Engines

During this half-day course, participants are introduced to the field of small engines. They examine the components, functions, construction and operation of these engines, in addition to the theories and technical concepts associated with their usage in commercial, residential, and industrial settings.

Fabrication Processes & Skills

This one (1) week course introduces participants to the processes used in the fabrication industry and to the equipment and machinery used for fabrication purposes. It also enables candidates to recognize the processes used to produce work pieces and/or items from drawings and data sheets.

Preparing and Using Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding Equipment

This one (1) week course equips participants with the practical skills in the Manual Arc welding processes using Low Carbon Steel (LCS) in the down-hand or flat and horizontal positions to produce a range of joints within the relevant industrial standards. Participants will be made aware of and practice the relevant health and safety regulations and requirements relating to the welding processes.

Metal Inert (MIG)/Metal Active Gas (MAG) Welding Skills

During this one (1) week course participants are introduced to the practical skills in the MIG/MAG welding process which are used to produce a range of joints within the relevant industrial standards. Participants are made aware of and practice the relevant health and safety regulations and requirements relating to welding processes.

Maritime Tourism and Recreation Management

This course is 24 hours in length. Participants will acquire the knowledge, skills and techniques to manage marine operations in the tourist trade industry. They will utilize their experiences to develop strategies to improve the marine environment and the maritime tourism and recreation sector generally.

Maritime Law for Ship-Owners, Masters, Crew and Port Personnel

This six (6) weeks course introduces participants to international and national laws relevant to the operation of ports and shipboard operations. This exposure will ensure that they are able to meet required legal obligations so as to decrease potential legal liabilities connected with port and marine-based operations.

'B' Captain License

During this six (6) weeks training, participants will acquire practical knowledge and skills in the operation of a single or twin screw craft at sea. They will be exposed to the relevant local and international maritime standards and regulations for safe navigation.

'A' Captain's License Training

Participants holding the 'B' Captain License can undergo training toward acquiring the 'A' Captain License. During this advanced training period, participants engage in more practical sate navigation activities.
NOTE: The above listings of STCW and Personal Development offerings are not exhaustive and are subject to change as new offerings become available. Current costs are posted on the UMMA website, but are subject to change from time to time.

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