The Maritime Technology concentration provides training for becoming a captain, deckhand or engineer who works on a vessel. These employees operate and maintain civilian-owned deep-sea merchant ships, tugboats, towboats, ferries, barges, offshore supply vessels, cruise ships and other waterborne crafts.
Some merchant mariners spend extended periods at sea while others operate boat close to port and can go home at night. Entry, training, and educational requirements for many water transportation.
What You'll Learn
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Credits Required: 60 hours
Credential Earned: Associate of Applied Science
Excellent job opportunities are expected, especially for marine officers. Employment in water transportation occupations is projected to grow 15% by 2018, faster than the average for other occupations. Job growth will stem from increasing tourism and growth in offshore oil and gas production. Employment will also rise in and around major port cities due to increasing international trade.
Graduates with intermodal transportation management skills will find employment opportunities in a variety of settings including the retail, wholesale and service industries. The greatest expansion in the job market over the next 10 years is expected to occur in the small business sector. This will provide enhanced employment prospects for business managers with intermodal transportation management skills. Opportunities for advancement are further enhanced by a student’s motivation and desire to succeed.