Marine Technology Small Vessel Operations

Marine Technology Small Vessel Operations

The college's two associate degree and U.S. Coast Guard-approved limited license programs are administered by the professional education and training department.

Marine Technology Small Vessel Operations Deck Option:

Post-fall 2014 curriculum 

Pre-fall 2014 curriculum

This two-year program teaches and trains students to serve in a variety of positions in the maritime industry, afloat or ashore.

It emphasizes navigation, vessel operations, cargo, communications and the business of towing. Students also fulfill the requirements to sit for the U.S. Coast Guard merchant mariner credential exams for the mate 500 or 1,600 gross ton ocean or near coastal program. The program also offers endorsements as officer in charge of a navigational watch, lifeboatman, able seaman, ordinary seaman, wiper and stewards department. Other endorsements are available. 

Students gain experience by sailing on one summer sea term aboard the Empire State VI as well as practicing realistic scenarios in state-fo-the-art simulation centers.



Articulated Tug Barge (ATB)



Marine Technology Small Vessel Operations – Engine Option:

Engine Curriculum

This two-year program teaches and trains students to serve in a variety of positions in the maritime industry, afloat or ashore, including on board tugboats, towboats, offshore supply vessels and passenger vehicles.

It emphasizes the operation, maintenance and repair of engines, generators and pumps. Students also fulfill the requirements to sit for the U.S. Coast Guard merchant mariner credential exams for the assistant engineer limited-oceans program, which prepares mariners to operate vessels of 1,600 gross tons upon oceans, near-coastal or Great Lakes service. The program offers additional credential endorsements as well.