Marine Technology / Small Vessel Operations

About

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. When you graduate, you will receive an associate of applied science degree and a U.S. Coast Guard limited tonnage - deck license.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of an Associate of Applied Science program in Marine Technology: Small Vessel Operations, graduates will be able to:

1.  Demonstrate the technical competences and knowledge required of a deck officer in voyage planning, cargo handling and bridge watch-standing skills and procedures.

2. Pass USCG Limited Tonnage (Mate 500/1600 GT) –Deck License exam within 90-days (first cycle) after approval to test

3. Demonstrate the competencies required for initial employment in maritime industry.

4.  Demonstrate leadership and organizational skills while sailing on the Training Ship EMPIRE STATE VI and aboard Commercial Vessels.

  • The engine program focuses on powering and controlling a ship’s engine and energy systems. When you graduate, you will receive an associate of applied science degree and a U.S. Coast Guard assistant engineer license.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of an Associate of Applied Science program in Marine Technology: Small Vessel, graduates will be able to:

1.  Demonstrate the technical competences and knowledge required of an assistant engineer in engine room operations and management including the ability to stand a safe and proper watch.

2.   Pass USCG Assistant Engineer Limited (Oceans) License exam within 90-days (first cycle) after approval to test

3.  Demonstrate the competencies required for initial employment in maritime industry.

4.    Demonstrate leadership and organizational skills while sailing on the Training Ship EMPIRE STATE VI and aboard Commercial Vessels.

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:

resources: