Marine Technology / Small Vessel Operations


If you come to Maritime to study Marine Technology/Small Vessel Operations, you will leave with an associate degree and the knowledge and skills to work and sail in the tug and barge industry.

In that industry, you will ply the nation’s inland waterways, helping to get people and products around the nation.


Bouchard TugAcademic Program

If you decide this program is the one for you, you will take courses focused on business, communication, brokering and port and terminal operations.

You will also choose to pursue a U.S. Coast Guard deck or engine license. Both license programs require membership in the college’s regiment of cadets. Earning a Coast Guard license does not require military service.

  • In the deck program, you will focus on learning navigation, cargo handling and a variety of ship systems.

  • The engine program focuses on powering and controlling a ship’s engine and energy systems.

Part of your degree will include hands-on internships, usually with a shipping company, to help you gain the knowledge and skills that will help you find a job upon graduation.

Life After Maritime

Graduates from the Marine Technology/Small Vessel Operations program have gone on to work for: