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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.
    • Small Arms Training
      We offer a full range of classes required of officers sailing with Military Sealift Command including Small Arms (with Broward College).
    • 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.

STAR Center Schedule

The revised schedule that has been posted is a phased return to classes that meets trustee directed priorities for classes.

Requirements updated for students attending classes at STAR Center due to increased contagion rates and deteriorating local conditions

Due to recent events on campus, increased novel coronavirus contagion rates and deteriorating conditions in the local community, the following additional requirements for students attending courses at STAR Center have been approved by the AMO Safety and Education Plan trustees and are now in effect:

All travel to STAR Center MUST be in accordance with CDC guidelines.. Specifically, for those arriving from overseas, you must attest to having self-isolated in the USA for a minimum of 10 days (up to 14 days if so required by the AMO Plans Medical Director) prior to arriving at STAR Center.

  • STAR Center will require all students taking classes to stay on campus except for essential requirements off campus.
  • Staying off campus overnight is not permitted, including over the weekend when attending consecutive weeks of training.
  • Students will not be permitted to stay at a local hotel and attend STAR Center as a day student.
  • All arriving students must submit a negative COVID-19 test result dated within a maximum of FIVE (5) days prior to admission to the STAR Center campus to attend a course. Additional testing may be required based upon current conditions.
  • Students are prohibited from visiting any bar.
  • Students are prohibited from visiting any restaurant except for pickup of takeout orders.
  • Students are prohibited from attending large gatherings of 10 or more people.
  • Students may leave campus only for immediate needs of essential items.
  • In no event should any student bring an unauthorized guest onto campus.
  • A 2100 curfew is being strictly enforced campus wide.
  • Please be aware that you are required to wear a mask at all times while at STAR Center and while in public in Broward and Dade County.
  • Those students remaining over a weekend may leave campus during the day but must adhere to the above restrictions including visiting of bars or restaurants and avoiding large groups.

By direction of the Board of Trustees and with the support of the AMO union, any student in violation of the above rules will be immediately dismissed from class, suspended from STAR Center until the conclusion of the COVID crisis and reported to the AMO union for disciplinary action .

During the phased re-opening and until further notice, STAR Center is strictly following all Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state and local guidelines on social distancing and best practices. The following specific protocols are in place - a full list is provided on check-in:

  • AMO Plans Medical Director guidelines currently require that individuals should "stay home until they can attest to having stayed home for the period promulgated by the CDC" upon return from any international travel.
  • Campus access/check-in is only available to students arriving between 3pm and 11pm on Sundays. Check-in times on other days will be specifically authorized and agreed in advance.
  • Students arriving to check-in after 11pm on Sundays, or after their stated arrival time on other days, will be denied access. A list of local hotels will be provided and arrangements must be made through Student Services if an arrival after 11pm is planned or expected.
  • All arriving students must be wearing a mask and must have completed the Pre-Arrival Screening Questionnaire and Coronavirus Pandemic Hold Harmless Release Forms within 96 hours of arrival time.
  • A temperature screen/check will be given on arrival and anyone with a temperature of 100.4F or higher will be denied access.
  • No guests are permited on campus.
  • Daily temperature checks will be taken prior to class starting at 0730, with no classroom access being given until satisfactorily completed.
  • Social distancing and the wearing of masks at all times around campus are compuslory.
  • The swimming pools are closed for recreational use.
  • The gym may be used by appointment only at the advertised times (Contact Front Desk for an appointment).
  • The galley dining and self-serve areas are closed. The galley will provide box meals.