Cadet Training

Sea Training II (STII)

Sea Training II is a course where cadets have the opportunity to sail onboard commercial vessels to gain sea time towards their USCG license and complete an academic project to fulfill the requirements of their major. The purpose of Sea Training II is to integrate classroom studies with academic related sailing experience. Sea Training II provides a great opportunity for cadets to develop the skills they have learned in the classroom; while allowing them the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of a company, onboard a vessel in their area of interest. All licensed cadets must participate in Sea Training II as required by their major and the course is generally designed for cadets who have completed two or three years of coursework. 

Students participating in Sea Training II include the following majors: 

  • Marine Transportation (MT)
  • Marine Engineering Technology (MET)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME) – USCG Licensed

In order to be able to sail for Sea Training II, cadets are required to register for the course and attend multiple meetings throughout the year which outline the expectations, requirements, and desired outcomes of the course. Typically, most cadets sail on board their vessels for Sea Training II in the Summer between May-August. Career Services plays a major role in securing the vessels that the cadets will sail on board for their Sea Training II course. 

For more information or questions please refer to the STII Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact any one of the Career Services staff members for help and we would be happy to assist!

Contact Career Services

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Information:

Lily Espinoza
Director, Career Services
(707) 654-1194) 

Chelsea Leff
Career Coordinator, Sea Training II (DECK)
(707) 654-1072

Daisy Gonzalez
Career Coordinator, Engineering & Sea Training II (ENGINE)
(707) 654-1077

Craig Hennike
Career Coordinator (IBL, GSMA, OCN)
(707) 654-1196

Tess Luna
Career Services Office Assistant
(707) 654-1071