MPT vs San Jac

  • The requirements of 46 CFR 11.319(a)(3) for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of less than 500 GT, AND the following assessment tasks from NVIC 02-18 1.8.A, 1.8.B, 9.1.A, 9.2.A, 9.2.B, 9.3.A, 9.4,A and 9.5.A; AND
  • The requirements of Table A-II/3 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010 and 46 CFR 11.3l 7(a)(2) for certification as a Master or OICNW on Vessels of Less Than 500 GT Limited to Near Coastal Waters. The following assessment tasks from NVIC 13-14(Ch-1): 1.10.A; 1.10.B; 1.10.C; 1.10.D; 5.1.A; 5.1.B; 5.1.C; and 5.3.A.

That is not printed on san jack but it seems like mpt just printed the extra stuff to make it look like it covers more but i am not sure. Same thing with Cargo Handling & Stowage The courses look the same but maybe the mpt offers more? I am in texas trying to save money

This is updated weekly. Look up the courses you are interested in by school. To be on the safe side, ask for a copy of the course approval letter from the school.

MPT offers most courses every month and some courses almost every week. Fort Lauderdale can be a pleasant place to visit, especially in the winter. Flights tend to be cheaper than to many other places. MPT has some good discount for accommodations. The hotel Park Place Suites is nice. Comfort Inn is misnamed. There is another big hotel across from Park Place Suites that is very nice, but pricy (can’t remember the name). I’ve never stayed in the yacht “crew housing,”but I hear that it is best for kids that want party. The cost of MPT courses is average.

I’ve never taken any courses at San Jac, but their prices seem a bit higher than average, especially for a taxpayer funded community college. San Jac does not offer some courses very often.

Given a choice between taking a trip to an industrial suburb of Houston, or going to Fort Lauderdale, I’d pick Fort Lauderdale.

For me the driving factors in course selection are: what best fits my schedule, overall cost (including airfare, rental car, hotels, meals, quality of the course and school, and desirability and safety of the location.

In general, I’d probably prefer to go to MITAGS and Crawford’s in Seattle (high quality in a nice place), but Seattle has become too expensive, traffic is terrible, and it’s not as nice as it use to be.

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I have been to MPT and it is a okay place to go the yacht people in the crew housing are shit.going to MPT because of that is ok but I live two miles from San Jac so if the classes are the same I would rather save the airfare and the housing costs so for example if the classes I listed are the same I want to go to San Jac I am guessing if the class acquirements are good for 500-ton or higher that it also qualifies for everything below it MPT listed the classes as being okay for 200 ton Master Ect San Jac did not so I want to make sure that there is not a separate class for each tonnage level that’s my question.

Since your only two miles away, you might want to drive over to San Jac and talk to them about your concerns.

MPT for sure.
Awesome people who know what they are talking about!

Well I am offshore right now but when I get in the class will start in a few days and you have to wait to talk to them because of covid. I am just trying to find information while I am out that’s all. Also most of the time members here know more then any office worker ever will

From someone who moved from Fort Lauderdale to the Houston suburbs some 33 years ago. . I agree.