Mariner Training - General Information

Attendance Requirements - A student must attend at least 249 hours (89%) of the 280 hour program in order to qualify for a graduation certificate.
 
Class Schedule - Classes meet daily, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30. Additional class time may be added as needed. Lunch is from 12:30 to 1:30.
 
Unexcused Absences - More than 14 hours or 2 full class days of any unexcusd absences in any 3 week period is considered excessive and may result in dismissal from the School.
 
Excused Absences - A request for absence must be submitted in writing by the student and approved by a member ot the administrative staff prior to the asence, except in case of illness or other emergency.  If the excused absence is during any testing period, instructors must be notified by the student promptly and arrangements made to take a makeup test.
 
Tardiness - Lateness for any part of an hour will be counted as a full hour of absence.
 
Leaves - A student who takes extensive leave beyond the allowed attendance policy limits due to special circumstances such as prolonged illness, family emergency, etc., will be permitted to re-enter at the phase of training that is identical to the one he or she left. Earlier phases of training may be repeated at no additional tuition 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 by re-admitted on a probationary basis for a 3 week period.  Seven hours or one full class day of any unexcused absence during this time will cause termination.
 
Re-admittance Policy - If a student has been terminated for attendance reasons and can give evidence that the cause for poor attendance has been eliminated, the student may be re-admitted on a probationary basis for a three week period. Six hours or one full class day of unexcused absence during this period 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.
 
Additional Courses - Students in this program may also choose additional options in American Sailing Association Certifications, the MROP (Marine Radio Operators Permit), or transition into Professional Mariner Training.