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The Seattle Central College's Seattle Maritime Academy provides the classroom instruction and hands-on training on working vessels that you need to prepare for a career in the regional and global maritime industry.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates fill vital roles in the maritime sector, including in commercial and passenger transportation, commercial fishing, deep sea sailing and the workboat industry. A career in this exciting industry offers you:

  • Great pay and benefits with career advancement opportunities
  • The opportunity to work outdoors, and to travel at sea
  • The ability to increase your knowledge and skills in problem-solving critical thinking in a team-oriented environment.

Seattle Central College Opens New Seattle Maritime Academy Building

Seattle Central College’s Seattle Maritime Academy in Ballard is experiencing big changes. Our new, 24,000 square-foot building includes classrooms, simulation labs, a library, a conference room and more. Current and future mariners can build their skills in this modern facility and on our fleet of commercial vessels.

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Seattle Maritime Academy at Seattle Central College provides an educational home for those beginning careers in the maritime industry. SMA programs offer high-wage, exciting employment opportunities for our graduates.

Dale Bateman, Director/Associate Dean of the Seattle Maritime Academy

Dale Bateman is the Director/Associate Dean of the Seattle Maritime Academy


Seattle Maritime Academy
Seattle Central College
4455 Shilshole Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107
206.934.2647 (phone)
206.934.2821 (fax)