Course Schedule

The course schedule page content will be uploaded early in 2023.

Academic Calendar 2023



  • 02nd  New Years Day (Observed) Public Holiday
  • 03rd  Classes Begin
  • 10th  Majority Rule Day Public Holiday
  • 15th LJMMA Church Service
  • 27th Donuts & Debates


  • 12th LJMMA Church Service
  • 16th – 17th MidTerm Break

March 2023

  • 19th Church Service
  • 24th Battles of the Cadets
  • 30th – 31st Registration Term3 2023
  • 31st Application Deadline of Cohort 20023
  • 31st Classes End

April 2023 

  • 03rd – 06th Finals Exams
  • 07th  Good Friday Public Holiday
  • 10th Easter Monday Public Holiday
  • 11th Grades Due TBA Final Exam Re-Sits

Click here to review the full Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Cadet Officers Training

LJM Maritime Academy offers three (3) year programs 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 II/1) or Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch (STCW regulation III/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.


Spread over four (4) months, the approved Rating program 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-II / 4, 5 • Engine Room Watch Rating (EWR) – STCW A-III/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.

STCW and Professional Development 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. LJMMA is an approved institution under the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) to conduct these training. Following is a list of courses currently offered
A-Vl /1-1 Personal Survival Techniques
A-Vl /1-2 Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
A-Vl /1-3 Elementary First Aid
A-Vl /1-4 Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
A-Vl /2-1 Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than Fast Rescue Boats)
A-Vl /2-3 Advanced Fire Fighting
A-Vl /2-4 Medical First Aid
A-Vl /5 Ship Security Officer
A-Vl /6-1 Security Awareness Training for Seafarers
A-Vl /6-2 Security Awareness Training for Seafarers with Designated Duties
A-lV /2 Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
A-II/1 Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)
A-II /1 and 2 Bridge Resource Management
A-III/1 and 2 Engine Resource Management
A-II /1 and 2, A-III/1, 2, 6 Human Element Leadership and Management
A-V/1-1-1 Tanker Familiarization and Tanker Safety
A-V/1-1-1 Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator Training
A-III/1, 2, 6 High Voltage Handling
A-II /1, 2 Hazardous Material Handling Course (HAZMAT


The LJM Maritime Academy provides a library facility and resources (both print, non-print and online) for its constituents. Current LJM Maritime Academy Identification Cards allow access to the library and its resources. Residents and visitors over the age of 18, with a current government issued photo identification card, are welcome to use the library to gain access to non-restricted maritime related collections within the scope of Library and LJM Maritime Academy policies. Younger users may be accommodated, at the Librarian’s discretion, but must be accompanied by an individual over the age of 18. Any user who violates Library and LJM Maritime Academy policies, for example attempting to access restricted materials, or enters areas designated for LJM Maritime Academy community, will be asked to leave the library and the campus immediately. Library resources include printed books, periodicals, articles, videos, compact disks, ebooks, and access to other online resources. Library hours are posted on site so visitors must call prior to coming to the campus. Library may be contacted at 242-397-5308.

Student Emails

Each student is assigned an email account by the Information Technology Department on admission into the Academy. Student emails are used for official internal online communication between the student and members of the Academy.


On completion of all academic and practical requirements, students may apply for graduation.

Student Registration Matters

Students should refer all matters related to registration to the attention of the Student Services Coordinator.


Students are exposed to job possibilities through visits to ships and by hearing directly from those in the industry.  Crew Manning is handled by Aquamarine Agency Limited.  

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