I took ChiefMate classes at MPT, Mid Atlantic, and STAR.
MidAtlantic is a overall fair school. I say this because the instruction is good, and if you have an issue they will solve it. You can also work with them to set up classes that are not already scheduled. Sometimes they will do night classes. Stay at the Holliday inn near Top Golf, obviously go to top golf
STAR. I only took Management of Medical here. I was however very impressed with their operation. Friend of mine took shiphandling there and loved it.
MPT, I have heard good things from others. That being said, I took Adv shiphandling there. Teachers were great. First week we had one simulator that barely worked. Administration double booked classes for the second week. We had to share simulators with the DP class. They do not have a large full bridge sim set up yet. The two smaller sims are set up and are new. They are in the process of moving buildings. MPT refused to make this right any other way than a credit with the school. I was finished taking classes by this point. I Air BnB’d an apartment for the two weeks I was here. Much cheaper and you will have a spot to cook your own food.
I completed all assessments onboard and took the 5 required classes. , Adv Shiphandling, Meteo, Stability, SAR, Management of Medical. I already had ECDIS and Leadership
Ive heard good things about MITAGS as well. I think one of the Pilot associations has a partnership with them. That might make their shiphandling class something to take.
Manned Models at Mass Maritime are supposed to be good too.
Management of Medical