Maritime Career Interest, Occupational Certificate
Do you get swept up by thoughts of a life at sea? Do high salaries and vacation time off interest you? If so, pursuing a degree in maritime transportation might be right for you! The San Jacinto College maritime transportation associate degree program offers United States Coast Guard (USCG)-approved and internationally recognized Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) maritime training, and deck level course work for all professional mariners. Training ranges from the entry-level deckhand on an inland towboat, to Unlimited Tonnage Masters on the world’s largest ships, and everything in between.
Our staff consists of USCG-approved Ship Masters, Chief Engineers, former US Navy, Merchant Marine Officers, and skilled technicians with more than a century of combined experience who make the learning experience both effective and enjoyable.
The San Jacinto College associate degree maritime transportation program:
- Provides students with US Coast Guard-approved instruction to be capable, knowledgeable mariners,
- Provides instruction, actual experience, and course work to become a professional mariner or professional captain, and
- Maximizes the number of maritime courses the student can enroll in and includes general academic courses.
Texas ranks first in the nation for both domestic and international freight with its waterways, handling almost 50 million tons of freight shipments each year and has been the top exporting state for 13 years.
In Houston, more than 200,000 barge transits occur in and out of the Port of Houston each year.
Texas waterways and ports support approximately 1,170,000 jobs and contribute $264 billion to the state’s economy. These lucrative jobs hold great potential for professional growth and advancement in the maritime transportation industry.
Note: Below are starting salaries in Texas. Salaries for these positions greatly increase within the Houston region, where there is high vessel traffic.
Sailors and Marine Oilers median salary: $39,620 per year 1
Captains, Mates, and Pilots median salary: $132,552 per year 1
Source: www.texaswages.com, Gulf Coast region, 2017
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The maritime transportation program was developed at the request of an advisory committee comprised of members from the maritime industry. Maritime is a semester credit hour program that incorporates US Coast Guard approved training into the semester credit courses. This training provides instruction to prepare students for a future career as a mariner on board vessels. As part of the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in maritime transportation, students must complete two Practicums during summer terms. Typically, this means working as a deckhand or crew member on a commercial vessel. Students will obtain a Transportation Worker’s Identification Credential (TWIC) during the first semester.
All US Merchant Mariners are credentialed by a branch of the US Coast Guard-National Maritime Center. It is important that students be able to obtain a Merchant Mariner Credential. Students must be able to pass security screening, medical and professional standard requirements set by the US Coast Guard.
All maritime transportation courses with NAUT rubric are held at the
3700 Old Highway 146
La Porte, TX 77571.
Call the Maritime Campus for additional information at 281-459-5483.
Graduates of the Maritime program who apply for a US Coast Guard license will be required to meet professional requirements, which include drug testing.
Employers often have additional requirements and stricter standards.
The medical standards can be found at: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/NMC/pdfs/forms/NVIC_04-08.pdf
For more information, please contact Maritime Center staff firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-459-5483.
Plan of Study
|NAUT 1372||Seamanship I||3|
|NAUT 1374||Basic Safety and Survival||3|
|NAUT 1274||Marine Cargo Operations II||2|
|NAUT 2471||Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation||4|
|NAUT 1273||Engineering Familiarization||2|
or ITSC 1309
|Business Computer Applications
or Integrated Software Applications I
|NAUT 1276||Seamanship II||2|
|NAUT 2272||Radar Observer Unlimited||2|
Capstone Experience: NAUT 1276 Seamanship II