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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
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: Summer - 2016

DESL 291
3 CR

51175J01Jason Lindley
5/16 - 8/6

Section requirement: Instructor approval required to register. Contact your advisor to arrange internship.

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


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