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Ketchikan Regional Maritime and Career Center
600 Stedman Street
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Mike LaBarge

Assistant Professor of Maritime Studies

Phone: 228-4572


Career Education: Marine Transportation

Ketchikan Regional Maritime and Career Center, 107, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus


BA The College of Saint Rose
200grt/500gt Near Coastal Master
OE in Marine Transportation UAS Ketchikan

Neil Nickerson

Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation

Phone: 796-6153Fax: 796-6577


Career Education

Technical Education Center, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus


1996: Master of Arts, Naval War College, Newport RI
1983: Bachelor of Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

USCG Licenses:
Master of Motor Vessels, Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans
Master Any Towing Vessel Upon Oceans
Able Seaman, Unlimited

Courses Taught

Master 100T/OUPV
Master 200T Upgrade
Basic Safety Training
Able Seaman
Crowd Management
Crisis Management
Proficiency in Survival Craft
Radar Operator - Original & Upgrade
Apprentice Mate - Steersman


Captain Nickerson is our Juneau based Maritime Professor.  He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our program and through his efforts has expanded the UAS Maritime presence in Juneau immensely.

Captain Nickerson is a retired USCG officer and has many years of command experience aboard a variety of USCG Cutters.  Upon his retirement from the USCG, he worked as a Mate aboard towing vessels with Crowley Maritime in Valdez and as a relief Mate/Chief Mate for the Alaska Marine Highway System.  Captain Nickerson also was the owner/operator of Alaska Sailing Charters, commanding a 49 ft ketch on expedition, sightseeing and dinner charters.  In his spare time, Captain Nickerson enjoys surfing, kayaking and travel - especially to destinations with big waves!


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