The office of the STCW, Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping, ensures that the policies established by the USCG are implemented and followed thru by students in the Marine Engineering and Marine Transportation undergraduate programs. Students in either program must exhibit competence in the areas of medical first aid, firefighting, survival craft and rescue boats.
The students' records in the areas of the required competencies are tracked and maintained to ensure that the license candidate can qualify to test for his/her third assistant engineer (engineering officer) or third mate (deck officer) exam administered by the USCG first class year in order to obtain their license as a merchant marine officer.
Applications, study guides, forms, and information you will need for the spring semester are listed below for your perusal. Please click on the link(s) listed below to find the correct application packet needed to apply for a Merchant Mariner Credential (3C), or for a Third Mate License or Third Assistant Engineer License (1C).