Mariner Training - General Information

Attendance Requirements

A student must attend at least 271 hours (89%) of the 305 hour program in order to qualify for a graduation certificate.

Class Schedule

Classes meet daily, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for the first 265 hours of the program then 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for the final 40 hours of the program covering STCW Basic Training.

Unexcused Absences

More than fourteen (14) hours or two (2) full class days of any unexcused absences in any (3) three week period is considered excessive and  may result in   dismissal from the School. 


Any student who takes extensive leave beyond allowed attendance policy limits due to any special circumstances such as prolonged illness, family emergency, etc., will be permitted to re-enter the program at the phase of training that is identical to the one he/she left. 

Earlier phases of training may be repeated at no additional cost as  determined by the School.

If a student has been terminated for attendance reasons and can provide evidence to assure that the cause of poor attendance has been eliminated,  the student may  be  re-admitted  on a probationary  basis for a three (3) week period. Seven hours or one full class day of any unexcused absence during this time will cause termination.

Student Responsibilities

Students are required to observe proper standards of personal conduct. Justification for dismissal from the School would include any action that interferes with the ability of fellow students to study, the overall safety of the campus facilities or the smooth running of Chapman School.

Proper dress, including shoes, shirt and pants or shorts must be worn in the classroom and the Administration Building.  Work clothes are recommended for shop and boat maintenance lab work.  To safe guard against infection from minor scrapes or punctures, we suggest obtaining a current tetanus booster.