For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy is excited to provide a Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program (CDEP) for qualified high school students. The program provides an opportunity for eligible high school students to enroll at MMA as non-degree students and have the course credit be recognized toward degree completion.
CDEP Program eligibility requirements:
- Must be a Massachusetts resident.
- Must be enrolled in a Massachusetts public secondary school or non-public school, including home school.
- Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or demonstrate potential for academic success through submission of evidence of steadily improving high school grades, high class rank, teacher/guidance counselor endorsement, etc.
- Must submit a completed application form and official high school transcript no later than February 13, 2018.
Course offerings for Spring 2018
**The classes listed below will be offered on Mondays from 4-7pm, March 12- June 18.**
EM-2212 Introduction to Emergency Management (3 credits) An introduction to the disciplines, authorities, and policies involved in the field of emergency management. Topics include: hazard analysis and underlying social and environmental processes, vulnerability analysis, hazard mitigation, emergency response, and disaster recovery. Prerequisite: None
IM-3131 Principles of Finance (3 credits) A broad introduction to finance covering various aspects of financial institutions and markets, personal finance, corporate finance and financial risk management. Students are introduced to the workings of equity, debt and derivative instruments and markets, taught the basics about asset acquisition, tax planning and investment principles. On the corporate finance side, capital budgeting, debt vs. equity financing and working capital management are discussed. Throughout, the course emphasizes important financial principles such as time value of money, diversification, arbitrage and leverage. The course also places heavy emphasis on the use of spreadsheets to perform various numerical calculations. Prerequisite: None
IM-4251 E-Business Concepts and Development (3 credits)
This course explores the opportunities and challenges that come with emerging technologies in e-business. Students will critically assess the application and implications of such technologies in business management, global logistics, inventory control and other sectors in the maritime shipping industry. An understanding of the technologies in which e-business is built will be gained through labs focusing on web development content management systems. The final group project involves creating an e-business enterprise. Prerequisite: None. Unfortunately, this course has been canceled.
MS-1211 Current Environmental Problems (3 credits) This course is the first course taken by students majoring in Marine Science, Safety and Environmental Protection (MSSEP). It introduces freshmen students to current and pressing global issues in the fields of environmental science, environmental protection and health and safety in the workplace. Topics will provide students with a broad, general perspective of issues in these fields. Some topics will be revisited in greater detail during subsequent courses in the MSSEP curriculum. Prerequisite: None
MS-2221 General Biology (3 credits) An introduction to the principles of life at the cellular and organismal levels, including such topics as the chemical basis of life, cell structure and function, photosynthesis, respiration, cell reproduction, the molecular basis of genetics, DNA technology, evolution, and ecology. It includes a brief survey of living organisms. Prerequisite: None **Note: This course is currently on a wait list.**
If you have questions, contact Dione Eaton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-830-5032.