Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) in Baltimore, Maryland and the Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI) in Seattle, Washington, announced today that MITAGS and PMI have implemented an innovative program, with reduced tuition and hotel costs, to assist professional mariners seeking license advancement to Chief Mate/Master (CMM).
The Institutes now offer one of the fastest, most versatile, and cost-effective routes for mariners to obtain their CMM licenses. The MITAGS/PMI program, which covers all U.S. Coast Guard requirements, is only twelve (12) weeks in duration. Forty-one (41) of the fifty-three (53) required assessments may be completed during these courses. To flexibly meet their schedule, students can take the required courses at the PMI campus in Seattle, Washington and/or at the MITAGS campus
in Baltimore, Maryland.
The MITAGS/PMI program can be completed in sixty (60) days for under $14,000. Other programs take up to seventy-one (71) days and charge $19,000 to complete the CMM requirements. Students taking ALL of the CMM courses at MITAGS and/or PMI will receive a fifteen (15%) percent tuition discount from the normal pricing, which brings the total CMM tuition down to $13,303. In addition to this cost reduction, those students taking ALL of the CMM courses at MITAGS/PMI will receive a substantial reduction in the room and board rates. If needed, MITAGS and PMI will also provide a convenient and flexible payment plan.