Bouchard Tug


If you come to Maritime to study Maritime 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.

Academic Programs

Students who pursue this program will take courses focused on business, communication, brokering and port and terminal operations. Students may 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.

Deck Program

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.

Engine Program

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

The degree also includes hands-on internships, usually with a shipping company, to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to find a job upon graduation.

Graduates from the Maritime Technology program have gone on to work for: