Education

The Hellenic Navy’s Petty Οfficers Academy is a Ηigher Τertiary Εducation institution. There is a three-year duration of studies and each academic year is divided into a summer and a winter term. During these terms Cadet Petty Οfficers receive the necessary academic and practical knowledge, as well as the military and naval training that will enable them to cope with their duties as Petty Officers. More specifically:

Academic Education

Each winter term consists of two academic quarters. After the completion of each academic quarter, Cadet Petty Οfficers sit for written exams, so as for their progress to be assessed.
In brief, the provided academic education is structured as follows:

  • The Basic Theoretical Education during the First Quarter and right after Cadet Petty Οfficers’ enlistment. During this quarter Cadet Petty Οfficers, regardless of their specialties, are taught some “Basic Theoretical Courses”
  • The Specialty Theoretical Education which lasts during the Second Quarter of the First Winter Term, the Third and the Fourth Quarter (that is, the Second Winter Term). During these quarters Cadet Petty Οfficers are instructed in subjects of their specialties in accordance with the Educational Regulations in effect.
  • The Third Year continues with the Practical Training upon the subjects of Cadet Petty Officers’ specialties in laboratories, in workshops of the Naval Yard of Salamis and in warships.

With regard to the subject of foreign languages and taking for granted the focus assigned to it by the Academy, Cadet Petty Οfficers are divided into three categories:

a. Greek and Greek-Cypriot Cadet Petty Οfficers ranging from those who are totally ignorant of English to those who have knowledge of the English language at a certified B2 (Independent User – Vantage) Level. These Greek and Greek-Cypriot Cadet Petty Officers are taught the English language.

b. Greek and Greek-Cypriot Cadet Petty Οfficers who hold a level C1 (Proficient User – Effective Operational Proficiency) or a level C2 (Proficient User – Mastery) certificate in English. These Cadet Petty Οfficers have the following options: the first option for them is to be taught the French language and at the same time attend a weekly one-hour course for maintaining their level in English. The second option for them is to be placed in the Highest Class of English.

c. Cadet Petty Οfficers who are not native Greek or Cypriot citizens are taught Greek.

Thus, concerning English language teaching, first, second and third – year Greek and Greek-Cypriot Cadet Petty Οfficers of all specialties are divided into classes according to their level of English.
Taught Courses

Winter Term Courses

Αfter the completion of the Basic Training, First-Year Cadet Petty Οfficers start attending the courses of the First-Year Winter Term.

The courses taught during the Winter Terms of three years of studies are divided into three categories concerning their scoring scale.

a. Basic Theoretical Courses( Maximum Score: 200)
b. Secondary Theoretical Courses and Laboratory Courses( Maximum Score: 160)
c. Practical Courses (Maximum Score: 120)

The aforementioned courses are divided into two additional categories:

a.GENERAL COURSES, which are taught to all students of the Academy regardless of their specialty. Τhese courses are specified in the relevant Educational Regulations, which are sanctioned through Order issued by the Hellenic Navy General Staff. GENERAL COURSES belong to the following categories of courses:

(1) Foreign Languages
(2) Informatics
(3) Electrical Technology
(4) Advanced Mathematics
(5) Naval History
(6) Management
(7) Law
(8) General Maritime Knowledge
(9) Military Education
(10) Maritime Education

b.SPECIALTY COURSES, which are taught to each of the specialties in which the students of the Academy are divided. Like GENERAL COURSES, these courses are specified in the relevant Educational Regulations, which are sanctioned through decree issued by the Hellenic Navy General Staff. For each specialty, the categories of courses to which SPECIALTY COURSES belong are presented below:

(1) SUPPLY PETTY OFFICERS
(a) Economics and Accountancy
(b) Organization and Administration
(c) Advanced Mathematics
(d) Law
(e) Management

(2) BOSUN’S MATES
(a) Navigation and Maritime Sciences
(b) Νaval Architecture
(c) Marine Engineering
(d) Management
(e) English Technical Terminology
(f) Naval Operations
(g) Waves and Telecommunications

(3) OPERATIONS/COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS
(a) Naval Operations
(b) Informatics
(c) Electronics
(d) Electrical Technology
(e) Navigation and Maritime Sciences
(f) Management
(g) Waves and Telecommunications
(h) Organization and Administration
(i) Communications and Computer Networks
(j) English Technical Terminology

(4) WEAPONS TECHNICIANS
(a) Electronics
(b) Electrical Τechnology
(c) Naval Operations
(d) Naval Architecture
(e) Organization and Administration
(f) Marine Engineering
(g) Chemistry
(h) English Technical Terminology

(5) ELECTRICIANS
(a) Electronics
(b) Electrical Technology
(c) Νaval Engines
(d) English Technical Terminology
(e) Informatics

(6) ΕΝGINEERING SYSTEMS TECHNICIANS
(a) Marine Engineering
(b) Νaval Engines
(c) Νaval Architecture
(d) Electrical Technology
(e) Physics
(f) Management
(g) English Technical Terminology

(7) ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS TECHNICIANS
(a) Electrical Technology
(b) Electronics
(c) Waves and Telecommunications
(d) Communications and Computer Networks
(e) English Technical Terminology

(8) COMPUTERS and NETWORKS ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS
(a) Advanced Mathematics
(b) English Technical Terminology
(c) Electronics
(d) Informatics
(e) Waves and Telecommunications
(f) Communications and Computer Networks.