High School Dual Enrollment

Non-degree students


We're 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 Massachusetts Maritime Academy 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 be a high school junior or senior
  • Completed applications must be received by December 15, 2023
  • Classes will run from January 16 to May 3, 2024
  • Dual Enrollment Application:


EM-2212 Introduction to Emergency Management

Monday/Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm 

This course introduces EM students to five broad foundational information technology topic areas, including: basic information technology architecture, including data architecture; information technology management practices and organizational structures; remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS); unmanned systems (air-, ground-, and sea-based); and data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). The baseline knowledge acquired in this course is crucial to understanding how current and emerging technologies support and enable emergency operations.

HU-1111 College Writing

Monday/Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm 

English Composition guides students in discovering and creating meaning through language and writing and provides further guidance as they generate ideas and organize structures for reflection, persuasion, analysis, and argument. The course provides opportunities to critically read and examine various texts, to explore and analyze different rhetorical strategies, to develop and support a controlling idea and/or thesis statement, to study the writing process, and to revise meaningfully and independently. It gives guidance in synthesizing and documenting information and offers suggestions for effective grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling, or other mechanics, as needed. The course asks students to collaborate with their classmates and instructor through team assignments, discussions, presentations, individual conferences, and, when appropriate, peer review. By focusing first on fluency, then on clarity, then on correctness, the course gives students ample opportunity to develop and refine their writing skills for various audiences and purposes, both in and beyond college. (Minimum C- grade required to receive course credit).

SM-1111 Precalculus with Trigonometry

Tuesday/Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

An introduction to algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions with applications. Analytic, graphic, and numerical methods to solve polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic equations and systems of linear and non-linear equations are explored. Also taught is the solution of triangles, including right triangle trigonometry, the law of sines, and the law of cosines. The use of a graphics calculator is an integral part of this course. 

MS-1211 Current Environmental Problems

Tuesday/Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

This 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.



Introduction to Business

Tuesday/Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

This course is an introductory study to understand the primary functions of a business, the relationship between risk and profits, as well as the importance of not-for-profit organizations. The major components of the business environment and how changing economic, demographic, social, political, legal, and competitive factors affect all business organizations will be studied. We will explore the key trends in the business environment, and the need for organizations to be cognizant of the trends and adapt to change will be emphasized. Particular attention will be paid to the areas of human resources management in a diverse, multicultural world, as well as the role of technology and innovation in modern business enterprises. The course will also cover the basic principles of entrepreneurship and ethical decision-making. A key takeaway from this class is the application of business theories to modern challenges facing an organization, using specific cases and practical examples.