Our Maritime program, within Economic & Workforce Development, provides specialized Coast Guard-approved classroom instruction and practical training to prepare students to obtain a variety of documents, licenses, and endorsements issued by the U.S. Coast Guard, including Safety Training. These credentials are required for many jobs available in the Maritime field. 

Whether you are new to the Maritime and Transportation industry, an experienced tradesman, or a business looking to train or refresh your team’s skills, our Maritime program can help.


Maritime classes are held at SoLAcc’s Marine & Petroleum Safety Training Center located at 3225 Youngs Rd. in Morgan City. 

Current course offerings: June – November 2024 Training Schedule (Updated 5-30-2024)

Relevant Courses Include:

  • Able Body Seaman--HYB/Online
  • Able Body Seaman
  • Advanced Fire Revalidation
  • Advanced Wheelhouse Management
  • Apprentice Mate (Steersman)
  • Apprentice Mate--Western Rivers
  • Basic Firefighting (STCW) 
  • Basic Training--Revalidation
  • Combined Basic & Advanced Firefighting
  • Confined Space User/Entrant/Attendant
  • Confined Space User/Entrant/Attendant/Rescue
  • Confined Space User/Entrant/Attendant/Rescue/Competent Person
  • Fall Protection User
  • Fall Protection User Rescue
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Forklift
  • HAZWOPER First Responder
  • HAZWOPER Refresher
  • Hydrogen Sulfide H2S
  • Incipient Fire Watch (Fighting)
  • Introduction To Log Books


  • Lifeboatman
  • Master 100 Tons (includes OUPV)
  • Master 100 Tons--ONLINE (HYB)
  • Medic First Aid
  • NCCER Core
  • NCCER Crane Operations Level 1
  • OSHA 10
  • OSHA 30
  • SafeLand USA 2021 Basic
  • PEC Core Annual Refresher
  • PEC Core Compliance
  • Radar Observer Recertification
  • Radar Observer Unlimited
  • Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW)
  • Rigger
  • Rose Point Electronic Chart System Training


Once you complete your training, you'll understand best practices of the industry, and be steps away from opportunity and adventure in one of a dozen different maritime professions.

Average Salaries:

  • Marine Captain/Mate: $119,620
  • Ship Engineer: $92,660
  • Sailor: $75,490

(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana Average Salary 2021)


To discuss tuition assistance options and enrollment steps, fill out this Contact Form, or get in touch with us at:

Economic & Workforce Development Division

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