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Marine Deck Technology

College or University: Seattle Central Community College

Type of degree: A.A.S.

Brief overview of program: Seattle Maritime Academy is offering the Marine Deck Technology curriculum as a 61-64-credit program. Students successfully completing this rigorous program will be awarded a certificate in Marine Deck Technology from Seattle Central Community College. Each graduate who successfully completes the program receives eight months of sea service credit towards a license as Master of Inland Steam or Motor Vessels of Not More Than 100 Gross Tons, or eight months of sea service credit towards a license as Mate of Near Coastal Steam or Motor Vessels of Not More Than 200 Gross Tons. This sea service credit is 2/3 of the total required sea service for these licenses. By completing this program, the student also receives 8 months sea service credit towards an Able Seaman-Special endorsement or one-third of the required sea service credit for any other Able Seaman endorsement. Graduates satisfy both the written and practical examination requirements for both the Able Seaman and the Lifeboatman endorsements. Students will receive the Lifeboatman endorsement at graduation. The Marine Deck Technology Certificate Program also qualifies each graduate for an STCW "ratings forming part of a navigational watch" endorsement. Students receive 6 months sea service credit towards a license as Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of Near Coastal Uninspected Towing Vessels. By interning for 90 days instead of 30 days, students without previous sea service will have enough sea time for AB-Special at graduation.

Website: Click here for program website

Program Point of Contact: Deneva Flath


Institution address: 4455 Shilshole Ave. NW
                             Seattle,WA 98107


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