College of the Marshall Islands

P.O. Box 1258 Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands MH

+692 625-3394

Vocational Education

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Certificate of Completion in Carpentry

The Vocational Education Department offers a Certificate of Completion in Carpentry. The One year certificate program exposes students to the knowledge and skills relating to the construction industry, with a focus on carpentry. Among major topics to be covered are blueprint reading, building construction (footing and foundation, floors, walls, ceiling, and roof framing/finishing) construction materials, tools, and safety.        

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation a student will

  1. Demonstrate basic construction fundamentals
  2. Demonstrate basic framing and finishing fundamentals
  3. Practice construction safety precautions
  4. Identify and use basic hand tools and power tools
  5. Read and interpret plans and drawings
  6. Perform basic masonry/concrete work
  7. Demonstrate and practice essential employability skills

 

Program Review for Certificate of Completion in Carpentry

 

Courses Offered

VCARP 050 English for Specific Purposes Vocational Education I (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Placement testing into vocational education

Provides basic conversational, reading, and writing skills for students seeking vocational employment.

VCARP 050 PDF

 

VCARP 051 English for Specific Purposes Vocational Education II (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Placement testing into vocational education or VENG 50

Provides beginning high conversational, reading, and writing skills for students seeking vocational employment.

VCARP 051 PDF

 

VCARP 060 Math for Construction (3 credits)

Covers all mathematics and mathematical manipulations required for a construction worker to successfully complete his assigned activities.  Teaches students to read and utilize properly measurement tools and to manipulate and interpret the readings, as well as to employ algebra and geometry needed to transfer written or verbal instructions into a finished project.

VCAPR 060 PDF

 

VCARP 061 Math for Construction II (4 credits)

Prerequisites: VCARP 060

Enables studetns to apply the mathematical knowledge and skills they have learned in Math for Construction I to construction applications.

VCARP 061 PDF

 

VCARP 101 Introduction to Construction (3 credits)

Covers common construction materials, products, and systems as well as construction efficiency and safety in the delivery, handling, and installation of building materials.

VCARP 101 PDF

 

VCARP 102 Construction Safety: Tools & Equipment (2 credits)

Designed to give students knowledge of how to safely use hand and power tools to perform construction work. Emphasis is on skills needed to effectively perform layout, measurements, cutting, fastening, and finishing operations.  Maintenance of tools and equipment will be addressed.

VCARP 102 PDF

 

VCARP 103 Blueprint Reading for Construction (3 credits)

Designed to help students gain skills in blueprint reading. Covers the importance and use of blueprint reading in construction Use of measuring tools, mathemeatics, lines, sketching, pictorial drawings, orthographic projection drawings, dimensioning techniques, construction materials, specifications, reading plans, and interpretation are also included.

VCARP 103 PDF

 

VCARP 104 Footing and Foundation (3 credits)

Provides students with a working knowledgs of different types of footing and foundation construction. Includes site preparation and layout of structures, use of builder's levels, and erection of batter boards. Covers materials, planning, reinforcement, and construction of footing and foundation.

VCARP 104 PDF

 

VCARP 105 Interior Finishing & Cabinet Making (3 credits)

Prerequisites: VCARP 101 AND VCARP 102

Covers principles and methods of interior carpentry construction. Includes installation of interior trim, doors, stairs, tiling, wood working techniques, and cabinetry.

VCARP 105 PDF

 

VCARP 201 Roof Framing & Exterior Finishing

Prerequisites: VCARP 101 AND VCARP 102

Covers types of roofs, parts of roof system, layout terms, rafter sizing and layout, and use of framing square. Roof framing principles and applications, gable hip and intersecting roof designs will be emphasized. Also includes selection and installation of sliding and roof materials, windows, exterior door, cornice work, and other exterior applications.

VCARP 201 PDF

 

 VCARP 202 Floor, Wall, and ceiling Framing (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: VCARP 101 AND VCARP 102

Familiarizes students about floor framing, wall parts, wall construction, and installation of ceiling joists. Students will gain knowledge and skills through construction of a full-scale house.

VCARP 202 PDF

 

VCARP 210 Carpentry Internship

Prerequisites: Advisor's Consent

Provides practical training in construction work.  With the assistance of an Instructor and/or Coordinator, the student is assigned to work under a Supervisor in a governmental department or a private business in order to learn through actual work experience.

VCARP 210 PDF

 

Maritime Vocational Training Center

CMI in cooperation with the Marshall Islands Maritime Resources Authority (MIMRA), the RMI Government, and the private sector developed the Maritime Vocational Training Center (MVTC) to offer internationally accredited training for maritime professionals. The core student population will consist of currently-employed seafarers aboard commercial fishing boats and domestic vessels; fisheries observers requiring internationally compliant safety training; entry-level seafarers planning to go abroad in search of shipboard job opportunities and students from neighboring countries with no programs of their own but who require this training.

 

Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) Certificate

 

This certificate provides maritime and fisheries industry workers of all levels of experience with mandatory basic safety training. The certificate covers basic marine firefighting; first aid/CPR; personal safety and responsibility; and personal survival. This certificate meets the requirements of the IMO Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and is also suitable for first-responders such as municipal and airport firefighters, industrial workers, police officers, and ambulance attendants.

 

This Certificate provides 80 hours of training across a two week period.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, a student will

  1. Practice skills necessary to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment
  2. Prevent, fight and extinguish shipboard fires
  3. Demonstrate appropriate responses to shipboard accidents and medical emergencies
  4. Demonstrate shipboard safe work practices and personal responsibilities

 

Basic Crewmember Certificate

This certificate is being developed according to the recommendations included in the Secretariat of the Pacific (SPC) “Purse Seine Crew Course” (2012). This certificate provides entry-level fisheries industry works with the basic skills needed to successfully function as a member of a deck crew on a purse seiner or long line fishing vessel.

This Certificate provides 160 hours of training across a four week period.

      

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, a student will:

  1. Identify basic fishing vessel types and functions
  2. Identify main commercial tuna fishing target species
  3. Safely operate fishing gear and handle catches
  4. Perform watchkeeping duties required of entry-level crew

 

SPC Basic Fisheries Observer Certificate

This program was designed to meet the minimum requirements set forth by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) for the training and certification of Fisheries Observers employed aboard purse seiners and long line vessels. It includes internationally recognized qualification under the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). As well as additional instruction in the use of electronic information gathering, professional ethics, navigation and seamanship to better prepare students for the challenges and responsibilities of working at sea as an Observer.

This Certificate provides 240 hours of training across a six week period.

                                                                              

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, a student will:

  1. Describe the main commercial fishing methods used in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) fisheries
  2. Identify commercial tuna species and by-catch species of concern
  3. Use national and Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) ethics policies for observers
  4. Operate digital and manual data reporting systems         

 

Apprenticeship Certificate

This program was designed to meet the minimum requirements set forth by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) for the training and certification of Fisheries Observers employed aboard purse seiners and long line vessels. It includes internationally recognized qualification under the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). As well as additional instruction in the use of electronic information gathering, professional ethics, navigation and seamanship to better prepare students for the challenges and responsibilities of working at sea as an Observer.

This Certificate provides 240 hours of training across a six week period.

      

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, a student will:

  1. Apply basic nautical terminology to work, classroom and living situations
  2. Apply practical mathematics to shipboard work tasks
  3. Perform basic shipboard tasks
  4. Live and work as a responsible and valuable shipmate

 

Program Review for Certificate of Completion in Maritime Program

 

Courses Offered

MART 070 STCW Basic Safety Training

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Provides maritime and fisheries industry workers of all levels of experience with mandatory basic safety training.  Covers basic marine firefighting; first aid/CPR; personal safety and social responsibility; and personal survival.  The course meets the requirements of the IMO Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers and is also suitable for first responders such as municipal and airport firefighters, industrial worksers, police officers and ambulance attendants.

MART 070 PDF

 

MART 080 Basic Crewmember

Prerequisites: MART 070

Provides entry-level fisheries industry workers with the basic skills needed to successfully function as a member of a deck crew on a purse seiner or long line fishing vessel. This course is being developed according to the recommendations included in the SPC "Purse Seine Crew Course" (2012).

MART 080 PDF

 

MART 090 SPC Basic Fisheries Observer

Prerequisites: MIMRA/SPC Approval and MART 070 and MART 080

Designed to meet the minimum requirements set forth by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) for the training and certification of Fisheries Observers employed aboard purse seiners and long line vessels.  Includes Internationally recognized qualification under the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). Also includes additional instruction in the use of electronic information gathering, professional ethics, navigation and semanship to better prepare students for the challenges and responsibilites of working at sea as an Observer.

MART 090 PDF

 

MART 104 Shipboard Life Skills (7 Credits)

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Designed to provide instruction in safety, health and hygiene in a shipboard environment.

MART 104 PDF

 

MART 105 Mathematics for Mariners I (7 Credits)

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Designed to provide instruction in basic math skills necessary for employment aboard seagoing vessels.  Emphasizes practical application problems relating to shipboard work.

MART 105 PDF

 

MART 106 Seamanship I (7 Credits)

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor 

Designed to provide instruction in basic seamanship skills necessary for employment aboard ocean vessels. 

MART 106 PDF

 

MART 107 English for Maritime Students (7 Credits) 

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Designed to provide instuction in the fundamentals of writing, reading, listening and speaking in English with emphasis on nautical terminology.

MART 107 PDF 

 

Faculty Members

ABBANG, Jeremias: Vocational Carpentry Program

B.S., Industrial Arts, Technological Institute of the Philippines,

Post Graduate, Lyceum of Aparri, Philippines,

Advance Philosophy of Education, Advance Administration, Supervision

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MULLER, Richard: Vocational Carpentry Program

A.S., Aeronautics Maintenance Technology, Honolulu Community College, Hawaii

Certificate in Core Curricula Instructor, National Center for Construction Education and Research

Certificate in Dash-8-100 Series line maintenance course

Certificate in Dornier 328 Prob-line maintenance course

Certificate in Pratt & Whitney PW100 Series line maintenance

Certificate in Dornier 228 Engine TPe331

Certificate in British Aerospace 748-2B aircraft

Certificate in Dornier 228 maintenance type familiarization course

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ZACHAIAS, Jude: Vocational Carpentry Program

Certificate, Basic Computing, Continuing Education Program, RMI

Certificate, Marshall Islands Instructor Training and Skills Upgrading Program, Hawthorn Institute

Certificate, Skills Extension Program, Loddon Campaspe College of TAFE

Award, Trainer & Trades Training Officer and Carpentry Final Level, The National T3 Program, Pohnpei

Certificate, Carpentry, Pacific Management Services Corp, RMI

Certificate,  Construction & Carpentry, Micronesian Occupational College

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Edward Adiniwin: Vocational Maritime

A.A., Liberal Arts – College of the Marshall Islands, 2009

A.S., Elementary Education – College of the Marshall Islands, 2009

Certificate in Risk Management Training, DNV GL AS, Philippines Branch, 2015

Certificate in Foundation Course, DNV GL AS, Philippines Branch, 2015

Certificate in Instructor Training & Development Course, IDESS Maritime Centre (SUBIC) Inc., 2015

Certificate in Ship Security Awareness & Seafarers with Designated Security Duties, IDESS Maritime Centre (SUBIC) Inc., 2015

Certificate in Basic Life Support Course (CPR PRO) for Professional Rescuer, American Safety & Health Institute, 2015

Certificate in Basic Fire Fighting Safety Course, Professional Training Technology, Inc., 2015

Certificate in Security Awareness, NOAA IT, 2010

Certificate in Security Studies, Asia-Pacific Center, 2009

Certificate in Security Awareness, NOAA IT, 2006

Certificate in National Weather Service Annual Tropical Cyclone, Disaster Preparedness and Climate Workshop, 2005

Certificate in Authority to take Weather Observations, 2005

Certificate in National Weather Service Annual Tropical Cyclone, Disaster Preparedness & Climate Workshop, 2004

Certificate in Drivers Training, 1998

Certificate in Basic Cartography Training, 1997

Certificate in Basic Combat Training, 1996

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John Still Villi: Vocational Maritime

Grade 6 SISE Certificate, Matu Primary School , 1986

Form 3 SISE Certificate, Luesalemba Provincial Secondary School, 1989

Form 5 SISC Certificate, Selwyn College National Secondary School, 1991

Basic Fishing Technology BFT Certificate, SICHE Solomon Islands College of High Education- Marine Studies, Ranadi Campus, 1992

Advance Fishing Technology AFT Certificate,SICHE Solomon Islands College of High Education- Marine Studies, Ranadi Campus, 1993

Grade 5 MATE.STCW95 Certificate, SICHE Solomon Islands College of High Education- Marine Studies, Ranadi Campus, 1994

Grade 5 MASTER STCW95 Certificate,SICHE Solomon Islands College of High Education- Marine Studies, Ranadi Campus, 1996

Multi-Purpose Rating course STCW95 Certificate,SICHE Solomon Islands College of High Education- Marine Studies, Ranadi Campus, 2001

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