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Marine Transportation

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Marine Transportation Department is based in Ketchikan and offers maritime classes in Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka and outlying communities.  We serve students who seek a deck department career path, from entry level to deck officer, with U.S. Coast Guard approved instruction. We also offer coursework for individuals wishing to advance their personal knowledge and skills related to vessel operation and navigation.  We have a staff of two full-time Maritime Professors, one based in Ketchikan and one in Juneau.  They are augmented by a large pool of well-qualified Adjunct Instructors and supported by a part-time Maritime Coordinator.

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Marine Transporation O.E.

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 (2014-2015 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.

Power Techonology O.E. with an emphasis in Marine Engine Room Preparation

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.

Marine Engine Room Preparation
Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours28
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS121Basic Electrical Systems3
DESLS130Refrigeration & Air Conditioning2
DESLS161Applied Marine Hydraulics1
DESLS180AC Power Generation3
DESLS261Marine Auxiliary Systems3
DESLS262Marine Auxiliary Systems Lab2
DESLS263Marine Transmissions3
MTS129Basic Safety Training2
WELDS120Basic Welding I3

Associate of Applied Science in Power Techonology with an emphasis in USCG Marine Oiler

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 Document (MMD Z-card) with an OILER endorsement, which qualifies them for employment in the engine rooms of large U.S. tagged 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 120 day (1440 hour) 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.

Degree Requirements (2012-2013 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours61
Major Requirements45
DESLS105Diesel Fuel Systems3
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 (1440 hrs.)12
MTS129Basic Safety Training2
WELDS120Basic Welding3

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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MT Classes: Fall - 2014


 
 

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