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Occupational Endorsement
Marine Transportation

Students who complete a minimum 9 credits of approved maritime instruction are eligible for an Occupational Endorsement in Marine Transportation.  Those who possess this endorsement generally agree that it gives them an edge in job hunting and when seeking promotion within their jobs.  To be eligible for the endorsement, students must have a high school diploma or GED.  Clink on the "Requirements" tab above to see which classes count toward the endorsement.  If you have a question, please contact Diana at 907-228-4568 or

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 Hours9

Advisor approved from the following (at least one course must be 200-level):

MTRS120Outboard Motor Maintenance1
MTRS122Diesel Engine Maintenance1
MTRS129Basic Safety Training**2
MTRS220Proficiency in Survival Craft**2
MTRS225Able Seaman*2
MTRS226Ratings Forming Part of a Navigation Watch**1
MTRS228Fast Rescue Boat**2
MTRS239Master 100 Ton & OUPV*5
MTRS240Upgrade from 100 Ton to 200 Ton*2
MTRS241Towing Apprentice Mate (Steersman) Upgrade1
MTRS242Advanced Fire Fighting**2
MTRS244Crisis Management and Human Behavior1
MTRS250Radar Observer**2
MTRS252Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)2
MTRS254Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS)2

* USCG Approved for testing in class

** USCG Approved to meet the requirements of the international convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) 95 for Seafarers.

Marine Transportation
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