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Maritime Academy

Maritime Academy

The Mountwest Maritime Academy provides U.S. Coast Guard approved maritime training for entry-level deckhands. Start your new career today!

For class schedule dates and times please contact:

4200 Ohio River Road Huntington, WV, 25702                                         

304-697-5616 or

The Mountwest Maritime Academy’s enhanced curriculum has state of the art simulators used for both Steersman and Radar certifications. Real life simulation is used to educate students in practical situations and responses. The Mountwest Maritime Academy compares maritime industry standards and regulations to its students, adding an extra dimension and enhances the traditional learning experience.

Maritime Academy 2023 Class Schedule

Deckhand Training:

February 20-26. 2023
April 17-23, 2023
May 15-21, 2023
June 12-18, 2023

Steersman Western Rivers:

February 6-17, 2023
March 27-April 7, 2023
Rules of the Road (NEW!):

August 29-31, 2022

Mountwest is committed to helping you realize your dreams for a better life.

Sometimes life gives you unforeseen obstacles. MCTC is here to help you get on track and find the right career for you! 


Deckhand Basic Training

7 Day Course


Steersman of Towing Vessels

10 Day Course



5 Day Course

Radar Observer

Radar observer course

3 Day Course

Radar Observer - Upgrade

Towing increase in scope

4 days / 32 hours

CPR/First aid/AED

First Aid, CPR, AED

1 Day Course

Basic & Adv. Firefighting

Marine Firefighting

16 Hours – 2 Day Course

Tank Barge Firefighting

Marine Firefighting

2 Day Course

Increase Scope

Towboat Officer Upgrade

5 days / 40 hours

Train the Trainer

Certified Examiner

7 Day Course


Water transportation workers

2019 Median Pay
$57,330 per year

Number of Jobs
83,400 in 2018

For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at

Want to learn more about the Maritime Academy?
If you are interested in participating in this training opportunity, please contact us for additional information regarding course dates, fees, and location. Enrollment is limited.

Class enrollment is limited. Call today 304.697.5616

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