The Marine Engineering Technology Program combines practical shipboard experience and required courses in engineering with additional courses in computation, communication and human relations.


Program Overview

Emphasis is placed on the theory, design, operation and maintenance of marine propulsion plants and associated equipment.

The sea component requires the student to go to sea once a week during the second and third quarter aboard the college's training vessels. The academic program is followed by a 60–day at–sea internship on a large commercial vessel.


Certificate, 77 Credits

  • Students begin the program fall quarter.
  • The Marine Engineering Technology program may be a good fit for you if you are good at hands–on labor, solving problems, fixing things, working with machines, and would enjoy a life at sea.
  • Areas of study include marine math, engineering, propulsion systems, electricity, and machinery.
  • Job titles include electrician, oiler, pumpman, refrigerator engineer, and junior engineer.

Career Opportunities

Students completing this program will have the skills necessary for employment in the maritime industry as professional mariners.


For Further Information:

Seattle Maritime Academy
Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway, Room TR334
Seattle, WA 98122
206.934.2647 206.934.2647

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