Marine Transportation, A.A.S

A.A.S. Marine Transportation


This degree provides a strong foundation to a maritime career. It prepares individuals to handle the responsibilities of a limited tonnage vessel officer or owner. Graduates who meet sea time and other U.S. Coast Guard requirements will be qualified to work as a Captain on vessels up to 200 Tons depending on previous onboard experience and electives chosen. Many of the courses in the program are offered over a one or two week period or via distance to accommodate working mariners or military personnel. A keystone of the program is completion of assigned projects relating to experience working onboard a vessel.

Students need to consult with a Marine Transportation program advisor before registering for courses. Meeting with an advisor will help students develop a plan of study for specific career goals.

Minimum Credit Hours60
General Education Requirements16
Major Requirements44
General Education Requirements
Written Communication Skils6
Business English
Methods of Written Communication
Business Communications
Technical Writing
Oral Communications Skills3
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Small Group Communication and Team Building
Interpersonal Communication
Public Speaking
Mathematics Skills 4
Intermediate Algebra
Other Skills 3
Advisor-approved GER
Total Credits16
Major Requirements
MTR S120Outboard Motor Maintenance1
MTR S122Diesel Engine Maintenance1
MTR S129Basic Safety Training2
MTR S226Ratings Forming Part of a Navigation Watch (RFPNW)1
MTR S228Fast Rescue Boat (FRB)2
MTR S239Master 100 Ton and Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel5
MTR S242Advanced Fire Fighting2
MTR S250Radar Observer2
MTR S252Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)2
MTR S282Marine Transportation Laboratory3
MTR S294 (Marine Transportation Practicum)3
MTR Advisor Approved Course(s)3
Advisor approved electives17
Total Credits44