The Maritime Institute, a Veteran Owned Small Business, opened in 1976 in San Diego, CA and soon became a national leader in providing the most complete, comprehensive and up-to-date USCG approved courses for professional working mariners with an emphasis on safety and environmental awareness.
Maritime Institute is different from traditional maritime colleges and universities, because the student body consists of individuals with an exceptionally wide range of responsibilities. There are private boat owners, law enforcement, active duty and retired military, commercial boat and ship operators from sportfishing, towing and passenger ferries.
Maritime Institute's Mission Statement
Maritime Institute's mission is to provide the most complete, comprehensive, and up-to-date USCG approved education for the professional mariner with an emphasis on safety and environmental awareness.
Maritime Institute's Instructors
Kevin Baldwin, Operations Officer for Maritime Institute
Kevin is a United States Navy Retired Lieutenant Commander. He holds a Master 100GT Near Coastal License and an International Yacht Master Instructor and Examiner Certificate for Master of Yachts 200 GT Power. He has been approved by The National Maritime Center to teach numerous USCG Approved Courses. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Workforce Education and Curriculum Development.
Matt Gallwas, Instructor
He is a United States Navy retired Chief Quartermaster. He holds a USCG Master 100 Ton Near Coastal License. He has been approved by The National Maritime Center to teach numerous USCG Approved Courses. Matt holds an Associate Degree in GIS from San Diego's Mesa College.
Dan Leininger, Northern California Regional Manager, Instructor
Dan is a United States Navy Retired Lt. Commander. Holds a USCG Master 100GT Near Coastal License. He has been approved by The National Maritime Center to teach numerous USCG Approved Courses He holds an Bachelor of Science Degree in Systems Engineering, Navy Master Training Specialist
Maritime Institute's Accreditation
All courses and instructors offered at the Maritime Institute, are approved by the:
- Department of Homeland Security
- National Maritime Center,
- United States Coast Guard
- All Our courses meet or exceed Title 46 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations
The Instructors are knowledgeable and professional; with backgrounds varying from retired U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy personnel to active Merchant Marine Officers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many of the most frequently asked questions the Maritime Institute receives have been compiled and may assist you in your decision to select the Maritime Institute as the place for maritime education. Click Here to see this page. Should you still have additional questions you can contact us by:
Phone Toll Free: 888-262-8020 E-mail: Using our "Contact Us" page
The on-line courses that we offer are self-paced which allows you the convenience of learning in your own location at your own pace. Each course consists of lessons and activities.
Click Here to see On-Line Course Class and Requirements
Our "Mobile Team" of instructors is available to conduct classes at a client's facilities. This can be very cost effective compared to sending several students to one of our locations.
The total cost varies depending on the number of students and the cost of moving instructor and materials to the client's location.
Maritime Institute's Ship's Store
The Ship's Store offers a selection of items which our students and graduates use for course work, on the job, or to show the pride we all have in the Maritime Institute. Click Here to see our latest selections