Maritime Programs

Seattle Maritime Academy offers two US Coast Guard-approved certificate programs that prepare you for a career in commercial and passenger transportation, commercial fishing, deep-sea sailing and the workboat industry. Both programs begin in the fall and comprise three 11-week quarters followed by an at-sea internship.

  • Marine Engineering Technology: In this program, you will learn how to operate and maintain a wide range of marine propulsion plants and equipment. This includes engines, hydraulic systems, electrical systems and refrigeration equipment. Graduates satisfy the requirements needed to earn a US Coast Guard endorsement of Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED).
  • Marine Deck Technology: In this program, you will learn how to perform all aspects of deck operations. This includes navigation, vessel handling, maintenance, knot work and line handling. Graduates satisfy the requirements needed to each a US Coast Guard endorsement of Able Seaman (AB) Special.

Other Educational Opportunities

In addition to the two certificate programs described above, Seattle Maritime Academy provides training for both maritime professionals and recreational boaters:

  • Professional Development: We offer customized training to help develop the workforce at maritime companies and organizations in the region.
  • Continuing Education: Recreational boaters can learn basic navigation, knot-tying, small boat handling and more through our non-credit classes.

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