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.