Welcome to STAR Center
STAR Center is proud to announce that it has been recognized by MARAD and has received a 2021
Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE) designation.
STAR Center has implemented a simple dress code: we require all students in class to wear a collared shirt (e.g. golf shirt) and closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops). Some classes have specific dress requirements that will be advised on registration
2 West Dixie Highway
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Tel: (954) 921 7254 or 1-800 445 4522
Fax: (954) 920 3140
Students who are enrolled and who have been confirmed are REQUIRED to notify STAR Center at least 48 hours prior to the start date of a course when a short notice change arises such that they will no longer be able to attend by calling Student Services: (800)342-3220 ext. 201, (954) 920 3222 ext. 201 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAR Center values all our AMO Plans Participants time and efforts and understands issues may arise which will impact schedules and travel. However, “No Show” students impact other AMO Plans Participants who may be on a waitlist and could fill the unused seat. We therefore ask that our enrolled and confirmed students respect the needs of their fellow AMO students and contact STAR Center as noted above so their seat may be filled.
The circumstances of “No Show” students will be reviewed as necessary. Those who are repeat “No Show” students may have all future STAR enrollment applications waitlisted for the requested course(s) until all other AMO participants are accommodated.
Cell Phone Use
Cell phone use at sea underway has been identified as a contributing factor to several "distracted operator" incidents in the past few years and best practice has been promulgated to preclude their use while on watch. In order to practice the correct behavior in the training environment, STAR Center has adopted the policy that all cell phones shall be turned off – not just put on vibrate – while in class and during simulator exercises (unless the exercise specifically requires their use). With at least one break per hour planned into almost every course, there is sufficient opportunity to keep up with communications, just not in the formal class environment.