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Marine Technology

Make your living on the high seas — or the more sheltered waters of Southeast Alaska! Either way, UAS has the coursework needed to set you on the path to a successful maritime career. Using a combination of seatime and maritime classes, taken at either the UAS Ketchikan or Juneau campus, you can advance from Deckhand to Third Mate. Check out our career paths below to see which one best fits your personal needs.



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Power Technology O.E. with an Emphasis in Diesel/Marine

Occupational endorsements are programs of study designed to give students intensive training in a specific occupational field.

Typically an occupational endorsement is less than 30 credits, and is not an eligible program for financial aid.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours28
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS121Basic Electrical Systems3
DESLS125Hydraulics3
DESLS130Refrigeration and Air Conditioning2
DESLS180AC Power Generation3
DESLS261Marine Auxiliary Systems3
DESLS262Marine Auxiliary Systems Lab2
DESLS263Marine Transmissions3
WELDS120Basic Welding3

Associate of Applied Science: Power Technology

Associate degree programs are areas of study designed to prepare students academically for admission to a bachelor degree program.

Typically an associate degree program is 60 credits (two years).

USCG Marine Oiler Emphasis

This USCG Documented Marine Oiler A.A.S. Degree is for both men and women who want to get the training needed to begin a career in marine transportation (engine room). With successful completion of this program and a written USCG examination, students receive a USCG Merchant Marine Certificate (MMD MMC) with an Oiler endorsement, which qualifies them for employment in the engine rooms of large U.S. flagged vessels anywhere in the world. Oiler is the “qualified” entry level position in the engine room which has a career path that culminates in the chief engineer’s position. Program graduates can expect to find employment with the state ferry system, private ferries, cruise ships, seafood processors, tug boats, or any other large sea going vessels. This degree incorporates a six month (180 days) internship at sea as part of the requirements.

Incoming students will have to pass a USCG background check, drug screen, and physical agility exam during the first semester. They will also have to pass a complete physical exam prior to getting the Oiler Z-card. English and mathematics placement exams are also required in the first semester.

Program Assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Program Assessment website.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours62
Major Requirements46

Major Requirements

DESLS107Diesel Fuel Systems4
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS121Basic Electrical Systems3
DESLS125Basic Hydraulics3
DESLS130Air Conditioning and Refrigeration2
DESLS180AC Power Generation3
DESLS261Marine Auxiliary Systems3
DESLS262Marine Auxiliary Systems Lab2
DESLS263Marine Transmissions3
DESLS291AAlaska Marine Highway Oiler Internship (6 months)12
MTRS129Basic Safety Training2
WELDS120Basic Welding3

Minor in Marine Transportation

A minor is a student's secondary field of study.  Typically a minor is 15 credits and cannot be the same emphasis as the main bachelor's degree program.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours16
MTRS120Outboard Motor Maintenance1
MTRS122Diesel Engine Maintenance1
MTRS129Basic Training (BT)2
MTRS228Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) [Offered only in Ketchikan]*2
MTRS239Master 100 Ton and Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels5
MTRS250Radar Observer [Offered only in Ketchikan]*2
MTRS___Advisor approved MTR courses
* Advisor approved substitute may be considered

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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DESL Classes: Fall - 2015


Prepares students to effectively perform visual inspections and preventative maintenance operations at different levels on machines. Also covers proper lubricants, fluids, and fittings. Types and uses of machines, proper tooling, basic mechanical systems, and safety are stressed. Introduction to various machine systems and adjustments are included.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78485J01Neil Voelckers
TEC119
Friday
9:00a - 3:30p
10/9 - 11/20
TEC116
Friday
9:00a - 3:30p
10/9 - 11/20
TEC110
Friday
9:00a - 3:30p
10/9 - 11/20

Tuition and fees: $455 (additional charges may apply)

This course is perfect for the owner/operator of a diesel engine in a boat, pick-up, or other application. The course is designed to familiarize students with diesel engine operation, maintenance, and minor repairs. At least half of each class period is spent working on real diesel engines in our well equipped lab. No tools or previous mechanical experience is needed. Learn to be comfortable owning or operating your diesel engine.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78509J01Jason Lindley
TEC110
Mon, Wed
6:00p - 10:00p
8/31 - 10/19
TEC116
Mon, Wed
6:00p - 10:00p
8/31 - 10/19
TEC119
Mon, Wed
6:00p - 10:00p
8/31 - 10/19

Tuition and fees: $625 (additional charges may apply)

DESL 110
6 CR

This course covers all aspects of diesel engines that are used in modern heavy equipment including marine, truck and stationary applications. Troubleshooting, repair, parts reuse, and engine rebuilding are included. One full day each week is spent in the lab rebuilding a diesel engine. Students can bring their own diesel engine to rebuild with the permission of the instructor.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77955K01Lawrence O'Loane
ROBT114
Mon - Fri
9:00a - 4:00p
10/26 - 11/13
ROBT117
Mon - Fri
9:00a - 4:00p
10/26 - 11/13

This class is part of a cohort. Students must register for all courses in the cohort with the exception of MTR 129, Basic Safety Training, which they may omit if previously taken.

Tuition and fees: $1140 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78486J01Neil Voelckers
TEC119
Monday
9:00a - 11:30a
8/31 - 12/12
TEC116
Wednesday
9:00a - 4:00p
8/31 - 12/12
TEC110
Wednesday
9:00a - 4:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Wednesday meetings include one-half hour lunch.

Tuition and fees: $1290 (additional charges may apply)

Covers history and origins of electrical theory through the generation of electricity. Includes diagnosis, minor repair and general service of alternators, starters and batteries.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78488J01Tom Dolan
TEC119
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 10:00p
9/1 - 10/15
TEC116
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 10:00p
9/1 - 10/15
TEC110
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 10:00p
9/1 - 10/15

Stacked with AUTO S121.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

DESL 125
3 CR

Basic laws governing hydraulic design, layout and application. Introduction to components to include: disassembly and reassembly of pumps, motors, control valves and cylinders. Understanding of hoses, pipe fittings, seals and gaskets.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77957K01Lawrence O'Loane
ROBT117
Mon - Fri
9:00a - 4:00p
11/30 - 12/9
ROBT114
Mon - Fri
9:00a - 4:00p
11/30 - 12/9

This class is part of a cohort. Students must register for all courses in the cohort with the exception of MTR S129, Basic Safety Training, which they may omit if previously taken.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

This class will cover application, system operations, maintenance and safety principals of refrigeration. Students will learn about components making up a refrigerant. Troubleshooting and avoiding common problems included.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77958K01Lawrence O'Loane
ROBT117
Mon - Fri
9:00a - 12:00p
10/19 - 10/23
ROBT114
Mon - Fri
9:00a - 12:00p
10/19 - 10/23

This class is part of a cohort. Students must register for all courses in the cohort with the exception of MTR S129, Basic Safety Training, which they may omit if previously taken.

Tuition and fees: $380 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78505J01Jason Lindley
TEC116
Friday
6:00p - 9:00p
8/31 - 12/12
TEC119
Friday
6:00p - 9:00p
8/31 - 12/12
TEC110
Friday
6:00p - 9:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $445 (additional charges may apply)

DESL 131
3 CR

Theory, diagnosis, and repair of automotive electrical systems, to include testing tools, schematics, and computers.

Prerequisite:DESL/AUTO S121.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78489J01Tom Dolan
TEC110
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 10:00p
10/20 - 12/10
TEC116
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 10:00p
10/20 - 12/10
TEC119
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 10:00p
10/20 - 12/10

Stacked with AUTO S131.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

Preventative maintenance course designed for boat mates and engineers. Includes repair, troubleshooting, adjustment, and installation of vessel hydraulics.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78490J01Neil Voelckers
TEC110
Saturday
9:00a - 4:00p
11/7 - 11/21
TEC116
Saturday
9:00a - 4:00p
11/7 - 11/21
TEC119
Saturday
9:00a - 4:00p
11/7 - 11/21

Course meeting times include one-half hour for lunch.

Tuition and fees: $220 (additional charges may apply)

An overview of the theory and practice of electrical circuits as applied to alternating and direct current. Provides an introduction to basic electrical theory, circuit fundamentals and practical wiring techniques. Theory of operation and the use of VOM meters.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77971K01James Jurgeleit
ROBT117
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
11/16 - 11/20
ROBT114
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
11/16 - 11/20

This class is part of a cohort. Students must register for all courses in the cohort with the exception of MTR S129, Basic Safety Training, which the may omit if previously taken.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

A study in the operation, maintenance and repair of marine transmissions and other shipboard gearing units like winches and stern drives.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78491J01Neil Voelckers
TEC110
Tuesday
10:00a - 3:00p
8/31 - 12/12
TEC119
Tuesday
10:00a - 3:00p
8/31 - 12/12
TEC116
Tuesday
10:00a - 3:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Course meeting times include one-half hour for lunch.

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

This unpaid internship fulfills the United States Coast Guard's large vessel engine room sea time requirement of six months needed prior to taking the USCG oiler examination and receiving a USCG merchant mariner's document (Z card) with an oiler endorsement. The student will work in the engine room onboard an Alaska Marine Highway ferry in Southeast Alaska.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Marine Engine Room Preparation Certificate, a valid USCG wiper Z card, and instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78493J01Tom Dolan
ARR
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: Instructor approval required to register.

Tuition and fees: $2702 (additional charges may apply)

DESL 291
3 CR

Internships are experience-based courses that place a student in an organization under the supervision of both a qualified professional on the site and a faculty member from the academic discipline. Students must be admitted to a university program, and show educational preparedness for the internship and its connection to their academic goals.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78492J01Tom Dolan
ARR
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: Instructor approval required to register.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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