Classes & Training
Seward is a working port and a learning port. Whatever aspect of marine life you’re interested in, our community of teachers and experts are available to teach.
Our most valuable learning resource is Alaska Vocational Technical Center, or AVTEC, which is home to the Alaska Maritime Training Center, a United States Coast Guard approved training facility offering USCG/STCW compliant maritime training. There are a variety of courses and focuses:
- Able Seaman
- Marine Vessel Repair and Maintenance
- Operation of Uninspected Passenger Vessels
In addition to the standard courses offered, customized training is available to meet the specific needs of maritime companies. Courses are delivered through the use of a world-class ship simulator, state-of-the-art computer-based navigational laboratory, and modern classrooms equipped with the latest instructional delivery technologies.
AVTEC is the ideal start for those interested in navigating a career in the maritime industry. For more information on the programs offered, visit their website.
Seward is also the perfect place to become more comfortable on the water and learn to sail. There are several options for sailing courses, giving you an opportunity to get out on the water and become comfortable navigating the coastal waters of Alaska via sailboat.