Fall Term 2022. Columbia Pacific (ColPac) Maritime is owned by Dennis and Pat Degner

Fall Term 2022 Begins Sept 12

This Fall Term 2022 runs from Sept 12, 2022, thru Dec 18, 2022. Most important, except for the holidays listed below the school will be open 7:30AM to close, seven-days a week.

  • Closed for Thanksgiving Nov 23 thru 27, 2022.
  • Closed for Christmas and New Year’s Dec 19, 2022, thru Jan 1, 2023.

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Why Columbia Pacific (ColPac) Maritime

  • Firstly, we teach the subject material, you are NOT mindlessly reviewing questions.
  • Secondly. many classes use multiple instructors for max student-instructor interaction.
  • Thirdly. to help fight inflation we have lowered our prices to what they were in 2008.

Contact us at 503-841-6066 or visit our website for more info: ColumbiaPacificMaritime.com

This school is the sum of my lifetime experience.
Tuna fishing 1967
Dennis Degner. July 1967. 13-years old.

I started commercial fishing with my dad in 1965. In short, we fished salmon, tuna, and crab out of Coos Bay. And then in 1973 I purchased my first of three trawlers.

In 1992 I retired from commercial fishing and started teaching maritime classes at community colleges in Oregon while working on research and oil-spill recovery vessels.

And then in 2006 I founded Columbia Pacific Maritime in Portland, Oregon. Finally, in 2020 the school moved to Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, Ore. In conclusion, after being away for 26-years, it feels good to back in our hometown.

Deck Officer Classes

Deck officer classes include Master, Mate, OUPV, and Apprentice Mate (steersman) of Towing. Firstly, these are our most popular classes. Secondly, these classes are filling fast. So, call soon if you need one of these classes before the end of the year.

OUPV, or 6-pack Class. To summarize, you to carry 6 or fewer passengers. More >>

Master and Mate Class. In short, this includes 25, 50, 100, and 200-ton . More >>

Apprentice Mate Class. To explain, this is the first step to Mate (Pilot) of Towing. More >>

Upgrade Classes. In short, these classes save you time and money. More >>

Renewal Classes. We offer renewal classes for both Radar and License Refresher. More >>

Radar and ARPA Classes. In summary. we offer a full selection of these classes. More >>

Deck Rating Classes

Able Seaman (AB) Class. In short, this class is for any AB rating. More >>

Tankerman PIC Class. To explain, this tank-barge dangerous liquids class will meet the exam requirements for several tankerman ratings. More >>

By Dennis

Instructor and Director at Columbia Pacific Maritime LLC

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