|About Columbia Pacific Maritime
operated out of our home located in the Parkrose district of NE
Portland, Oregon. The school is centrally located near lodging
and restaurants, and only a few minutes from the Portland
International Airport (PDX).
approved classes that satisfy US Coast Guard training and or
exam requirements for professional mariner deck credentials in
a small classroom environment with frequent scheduling options.
over consecutive days seven days a week on a two-week
rotating schedule; and each class size is limited to a
manageable number that promotes student success.
Columbia Pacific Maritime Staff
45AM to noon daily. Please contact Pat for all scheduling
information. She can be reached by calling (503) 841-6066. If
there is no answer leave a message and she will return your call
as soon as possible.
Nichole Thompson assists Pat as part-time office help to
insure that calls are answered and messages are returned in a
timely manner. You will see more of her as our business grows.
Dennis Degner is the Director and full-time instructor. He is a
professionally licensed captain with 40 years of commercial
sailing experience on vessels of from 40 to 208 feet long; and
he has over 20 years of experience teaching US Coast Guard
John Degner is an instructor who works part-time when he is
not sailing as mate on towing vessels. John is a professionally
licensed captain who has been sailing on commercial vessels as
a credentialed mariner since 2006.
13211 NE Thompson Court
Portland, Oregon 97230
Phone: (503) 841-6066
the application process you can email them to Dennis and,
unless we are on vacation, I will get back to you the same day or
within 24-hours at most.
Columbia Pacific Maritime INC
Dennis A. Degner (c) 2016
Columbia Pacific Maritime Inc.
A US Coast Guard approved Maritime
Training School located in Portland,
We provide courses for professional
Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
Class & Scheduling Information
Call Pat at (503) 841-6066.
If you do not get an answer please
leave a message and she will return
your call ASAP.
License & Application Questions
I will generally respond with an answer
the same day.
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What to expect at our school
Morticia Addams (Addams Family) stated that
normal is an illusion; giving the example that
what is normal for the spider is chaos for the
On the first day of a professional mariner
class you will feel like the fly. My job, as the
instructor, is to relate the information to you in
a manner so that you see it as the spider; and
I am very good at my job.
Dennis A. Degner, Director & Instructor