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STCW courses are presented by Midwest STCW, LLC.


STCW 95/2010 Courses

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STCW -Basic Training (BT)

We offer all four courses needed for STCW Basic Training. Classes are offered in the Chicago Area and in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. 

However, we need a minimum number of students to hold each class.

These classes are National Maritime Center approved and meet the 2010 Manila Convention changes to STCW.


Fee: for all four Basic Training course taken at the same time $1200.00 (Saves $50.00)

ESCI Standard

Elementary First Aid (Classroom): 8-hour course with instruction on providing immediate basic medical care at the scene of an accident or medical emergency until the arrival of qualified medical personnel. Instruction includes First Aid, CPR, and AED training. Two year certification card is provided at successful conclusion of course. Course also meets NMC requirements to obtain your Merchant Mariner Credentials.

Elementary First Aid (8 hours)

Fee: $150

STCW Personal Survival Midwest STCW

Personal Survival (Classroom): 12-hour course provides training in personal survival techniques at sea. Emphasis is on skills needed to survive in the event of ship abandonment. Training includes abandonment scenarios using life rafts, life jackets and emergency radio equipment in a pool. 

Personal Survival Techniques (12 hours)

Fee:$400. Make sure to bring swim suit and work cloths for pool checkout

STCW Personal Saety and Social responsibility

Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (Classroom): This 4-hour training provides seafarers with a better understanding of human relationships and how they relate to living and working on-board vessels. Topics include: group behavior, personal interaction, conflict resolution, fatigue, and general personal safety.

Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (4 hours)

Fee:  $200.

STCW basic fire fighting

Basic Fire Fighting: This two day course consists of classroom lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience. Topics include fire chemistry, fire classification, prevention, protective clothing, portable extinguishers, breathing apparatus, fire behavior and attack, foam application, and advancing small hose lines. On the second day, students will apply what they learned in a live fire exercise.

Basic Firefighting (16 hours)

       Fee: $500


       This Firefighting course meets these requirements:

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per STCW Code Section A-VVI . Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11 .302(a)(2) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(2);

Basic Fire Fighting per 46 CFR I 1.20 I (h)(2) [Basic only] and 46 CFR 11.20 I (h)(3);

The fire fighting requirements for a national tankerman endorsement in 46 CFR 13.201(c) (3), 13.30 1(c)(3); 13.401(d) and 13.50 1(c)(3);

Satisfies all associated TASKS from NVIC 08-14, Assessment Guidelines for Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting: 3.2.A, 3.7.A, 3.8.A, 3.8.B, 3.8.C, 3.8.D.


BASIC TRAINING (BST) STCW-95/2010 - Weekday Class  - Runs Monday through Friday from 8 AM - 5 PM. (40 Hours)

Exams at each class end. Cost: $1200.00 if taken together.



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