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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.

Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours9
Advisor approved from the following (at least one course must be 200-level):
MTS129Basic Safety Training**2
MTS132Basic Navigation & Piloting*4
MTS225Able Seaman*2
MTS226Ratings Forming Part of a Navigation Watch**1
MTS228Fast Rescue Boat**2
MTS230Proficient in Survival Craft**2
MTS232Radar Observer**2
MTS238U.S.C.G Regulations*2
MTS239Master 100 Ton & OUPV*5
MTS240Upgrade from 100 Ton to 200 Ton*2
MTS242Advanced Fire Fighting**2
MTS282Marine Transportation Lab3
* 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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Technical Education Center 
600 Stedman Street
Ketchikan, AK

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