The BCIT Nautical Sciences Diploma Program is your first step to becoming the Captain of your own ship! This four year, full-time Co-operative education program prepares you for a career as a ship’s Navigation Officer in the commercial marine industry. You will gain a thorough background in the principles and operation of modern vessels like super tankers, bulk carriers, cruise ships, and off-shore supply vessels.

The knowledge and theory acquired in the classroom are applied to real-life situations during co-op terms aboard ships. Students (cadets) alternate between four terms of academic study and three co-op terms to enhance the educational experience.

For more information on the program, including an overview of the curriculum, please visit Nautical Sciences Diploma Program. To learn more about co-ops at BCIT, contact the Centre For Workplace Education (Co-op).

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