Courses

Each course contributes to your University of the Nations College of Science and Technology degree through theoretical, practical, and hands-on learning!

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Marine Navigation Practical Preparation

This 2-week intensive course for those who are getting ready to take their Yachtmaster Practical Exam with the RYA.  This course covers all the basics of chartwork and yacht maneuvers to refresh th...

Maritime Studies Practicum

This 12-week practicum is to take the lessons learned in the University of the Nations Maritime Academy courses and put them into practice onboard one of the vessels in our Partnership Fleet.  This...

Marine Crew Supplementary 1

This 1-week course adheres to the Royal Yachting Association's requirements for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore Certificate of Competency, to see trainees prepare for their Practical Exams....

DTS Track Programs

Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a focused 5-9 months dedicated to learning who God is, so you can make Him known in your calling.  A Maritime Academy DTS Track immerses you in marine-based mi...

Marine Astro Navigation

This 4-week course pairs the Royal Yachting Association's Astro Navigation curriculum with further discipleship through the UofN for those who desire to progress to a Royal Yachting Association (RY...

Intro to Astronomy

Looking at the sky on a dark night can be a incredible experience filled with wonder and awe, worship and self-awareness. Understanding more about the sky, about the moon and the stars, can deepen ...

Intro to Fleet Support

This 4-week course equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a vital part of any marine-based ministry.  Fleet Support Officers come alongside the Designated Person Ashore (DPA) ...

Marine Engineering Foundations

This 6-week course pairs the Maritime Coastguard Agency's (MCA) Approved Engineering Course (AEC) prerequisites with further discipleship through the UofN, for those who desire to progress to a shi...

Marine Navigation Foundations

This 8-week course pairs the Royal Yachting Association's Day Skipper curriculum with further discipleship through the UofN for those who desire to progress to a ships officer.   Training is offere...

Marine Safety and Seamanship

This 4-week course pairs the the STCW approved ISF training workbook with further discipleship through the UofN, for those who desire to progress to an Able Seafarer or ships officer.  Training is ...

STCW Basic Training

This 1-week STCW Basic Training course is an internationally regulated certification course that is required for any crew member serving on a commercially registered vessel. This course is the firs...

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...is to share knowledge with those called to the maritime industry, transform communities, and impact individuals with integrity and faith in Jesus Christ.

These courses are offered through the University of the Nations College of Science and Technology to pair vocational skills with the hope of the gospel, bringing tools for health and safety to families worldwide.

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Erik L.

Course Trainee

I am more vocational guy, but knew I was called into ministry.  For me, those contradicted each other, until I found this training and my niche!

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Melinda M.

Course Staff

God can use boats to reach the unreached, in the maritime industry and in remote villages, but maritime training is essential to achieve this call.

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Richard D.

Ship DTS Trainee

I loved that the DTS wasn't just in a classroom setting and that we got to live and serve onboard.  It really brought unity to our team!

Courses run by the YWAM Maritime Academy are recognised by the UofN and eligible for credit toward degrees within the UofN.