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    • Onsite Fire Fighting
      We provide full onsite fire fighting facilities.
    • Onsite Fire Fighting
      We provide full onsite fire fighting facilities.
    • 360 Degree Simulator
      Our DNV class "A" full mission bridge simulator.
    • State-of-the-art Engine Room Simulator
      2016 Full Mission engine simulation featuring 4 propulsion systems in 6 separate spaces using touch screen displays
    • Modeling & Research
      Our M&R department can build geographic databases and ship response models in-house.
    • SIGTTO Certified LNG Training
      We offer USCG approved, STCW compliant Tankship PIC Liquefied Gases and LNG Simulator training.
    • DP training
      We offer Nautical Institute approved Basic (induction), Simulator (Advanced) & Revalidation DP training
    • DP-Equipped Cable Ship
    • 270 Degree Simulator
      Our second full mission bridge simulator offers 270 degree field-of-view
    • Specialized Training
      Call us to discuss tailored training.
    • Onsite Small Arms Training
      We offer a full range of classes required of officers sailing with Military Sealift Command including Small Arms in our onsite MSC training facility.
    • Vessel Resource Management
      We offer integrated training for deck and engine officers using our full mission simulators.
    • Fast Rescue Boat
      We offer both 8m twin diesel jet and 8m twin outboard Fast Rescue Boats.
    • Survival Craft (Lifeboat)
      Full STCW compliant Proficiency in Survival Craft (Lifeboat) training is available.
    • Conference Facilities
      We offer in-house conference facilities for ~150 catered by our in-house galley staff.

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.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certified

We are committed to providing quality marine Simulation, Training, Assessment & Research for participants and the maritime community.

We will meet or exceed our participants' and users' needs with the maximum value in the training and services provided.

We will continue to improve our quality management system.

Dress Code

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

Find Us!

Tel: (954) 921 7254 or 1-800 445 4522

Fax: (954) 920 3140


No-Show Policy

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: register@star-center.com.

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.