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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Degree Program Marine Transportation - Degree Program

This major prepares students for careers as licensed ship's deck officers, as well as allowing them to easily transfer into management and operations positions within the transportation, intermodal and petroleum industries.

Marine Transportation majors receive extensive theoretical education and practical training in navigation, seamanship, ship construction, design, and damage control. Students train on ship simulators and sail on Academy training vessels.

Four sea terms, including the opportunity to sail with a commercial company during Sea Term III, provide an excellent chance to learn the industry first hand, establish contacts and better prepare them for graduation the next year.

Graduates must qualify through examination by the United States Coast Guard as Third Mate, Steam and Motor Vessels of unlimited tonnage on the oceans. This requires satisfactorily completing STCW 95 requirements. The ultimate goal is to prepare the student to eventually reach the level of Master, Oceans Unlimited.

last updated 4-16-2012 by lletourneau@maritime.edu