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Training and Professional Development

At Cal Maritime, training encompasses a variety of topics that address employees' professional and personal needs and provides management training of both professional and supervisory skills. 

We highly encourage employees to take advantage of the online training programs available to all Cal Maritime employees. 

  • Skillport Verbiage Thousands of online courses, books, and videos are now a click away for CSU employees! Once you have opened Skillport by clicking on the link above, you can find courses, books and videos in any of the following ways:              1. From the drop down menu, identify your campus.                                                                                                                        2. Input your credenials.                                                                                                                                                                      3. Click on the "Browse the Catalog."                                                                                                                                              4. Use the search box in the top right hand corner of the page. 

  • Atomic Learning is a comprehensive library of complete video tutorials ranging in topics from Microsoft Word and Photoshop to How to Create an Online Class. Each topic is divided into short 3 minute segments so you can quickly find answers to specific questions. Log into Atomic Learning by signing into the California Maritime Academy website at https://www.csum.edu/web/mycampus/home. When you are logged in, click on the Atomic Learning icon under the QuickLaunch Navigation area.

  • GCF Computer Training offers free computer tutorials to help you learn, review, or gain more 21st century skills ranging from Basics to Microsoft Office to Apple

  • Additional Online Training Resources

  • 21st Century Tech. Skills

  • Microsoft Digital Literacy

  • Safari Books 


Professional Development Programs

Forgivable Loan/Doctoral Incentive Program

Tuition Fee Waiver Program


New Employee Training

The following trainings may be required as a condition of employment at Cal Maritime.

  • Conflict of Interest/Ethics Training - Individuals who, in the course of their employment, make decisions that could have financial consequences and could result in a conflict of interest are required to complete a statement of economic interests and take an on-line ethics training course.  
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention (SHP) Training - Individuals who have supervisory authority and/or serve in a MPP management position are required to take an on-line SHP training.
  • Defensive Driver Training - Employees who drive on behalf of the University in the course of their employment may be required to take defensive driver training and authorize the University to obtain their DMV driving records.
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) - Employees with access to student data in the course of their employment shall receive training regarding adherence to federal legislation governing the confidentiality of student records.