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American Digital University

ADU works extensively with the regional Work Force Development Boards to provide tuition-free education and skill-based training.

American Digital University

American Digital University

ADU works extensively with the regional Work Force Development Boards to provide tuition-free education and skill-based training.

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Introduction to The American Digital University (ADU)

The American Digital University (ADU) entered the online learning community in 2003 when online learning was still the wild west. Our journey at ADU began with the development and strengthening of relationships with the maritime industry and the learning institutions connected to the profession. In partnership with many stakeholders across schools worldwide and the industry we uncovered some real needs and are now addressing this through the creation of more accessible instructional and learning opportunities for students interested in entering the maritime industry.

ADU works extensively with the regional Work Force Development Boards to provide tuition-free education and skill-based training. Together with leaders in the maritime industry and in schools, we redefined maritime learning and training by transforming brick-and-mortar classes into effective web-based channels. In India, through a government-sponsored programme, ADU has become the de facto online training provider for the Indian maritime community.

American Digital University provides quality online supplemental courses. As a service provider with over a decade of experience, we serve higher education institutions as e-learning consultants and as e-learning content development partners. We also provide off-the-shelf courses in areas such as mathematics, science and professional maritime studies.

Online maritime training programs accredited by the IACS

 

International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) - more than 90% of the world's cargo-carrying ships’ tonnage is covered by the classification standards set by twelve member societies of IACS. Earn professional certificates approved by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Nippon KaijiKyokai (ClassNK). Most countries accept Class-approved training certificates as equivalent to local endorsements. Check with your flag state for endorsement requirements. 

Alison, American Digital University and Mariner Skills have collaborated to bring you accredited online maritime training programs. For the full list of professional certifications offered through this Alison-ADU partnership, please see below:

STCW Safety Courses (USCG and/or ABS Approved)

  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (Online)

 

STCW Modular Courses for Specialized Ships (USCG and/or ABS Approved)

  • Tank Ship Liquefied Gases

  • Advanced Liquefied Gases

  • Basic Polar Code Operations

  • Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids

  • Advanced Dangerous Liquids

  • Engine Room Resource Management (EERM)

  • Leadership & Managerial Skills

  • Leadership and Teamworking Skills

  • Security Training for Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)

  • Vessel Security Officer (VSO)

Professional Development and Advancement Courses (USCG and/or ABS Approved)

  • Crewmember Program for Towing Vessels - Subchapter M

  • Marine Environmental Awareness

  • Ballast Water Management (BWM)

  • Corrosion and Coating Protection of Ships

  • Contract Management for Shipbuilding and Repairs

  • Maritime Cyber Security

  • Ship Superintendent- General

  • Ship Superintendent- Marine

  • Ship Superintendent- Technical

  • Breakbulk Shipping

  • LNG as Marine Fuel

  • LNG Cargo Operations

  • Maritime Logistics

Engine Officers & Rating Courses (USCG and/or Class NK Approved)

  • Designated Duty Engineer (Blended)

  • Q620: Motor Plants

  • Q621: Steam Plants

  • Q622: Gas Turbine Plants

  • Q623: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection

  • Q624: General Subjects

  • Q625: Electrical, Electronic, & Control Engineering

Deck Officers & Rating Courses (USCG and/or Class NK Approved)

  • Lifeboatman (LB01)

  • Lifeboatman Limited (LB02)

  • AB Able Seaman:

    • Q450 – Navigation and Rules of the Road

    • Q451 – Deck General Safety

If you are interested in the above-mentioned ADU certifications, please visit the following link for enrollment: https://alison.adu.us.com/