Cadet Training

Commercial Cruise Program

Sea Training II (STII)

All licensed- track cadets at CSU Maritime Academy complete the Commercial Cruise Program (also known as Sea Training II) as part of their degree.  This generally occurs during the summer directly following their Sophomore year, assuming all necessary pre-requisites have been completed and the cadet is in good standing. 

Students participating in Sea Training II include the following majors: 

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

During Sea Training II 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 ST 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. 

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 Sea Training II. 

Please Note: STII is different than STI or STIII which are run through the Marine Programs Department and are completed aboard Training Ship Golden Bear (TSGB).

For more information or questions please refer to the STII Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).