Get Started in Marine Engineering Technology

The Marine Engineering Technology Program is a one-year certificate program. It is offered once a year and begins in the fall quarter. Applications may be submitted at any time and admission is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. New students may enroll only in the Fall Quarter.

Eligibility Requirements

Steps to Enroll (or be added to the Waitlist)

  1. Attend a Seattle Maritime Academy Tour and Information Session or contact the department for more information.
  2. Complete the 5-Step Enrollment Process for Seattle Central College, which includes placement testing/transcript evaluations to ensure you meet the math and English requirements.
  3. During the enrollment period (which begins February 1) submit the following items via email to or in person to the front desk at Seattle Maritime Academy:
    • Seattle Central Student ID Number (ctcLink ID)
    • Copy of photo page from US Passport or Permanent Resident Card
    • Copy of Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
    • Copy of Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) photo page and endorsement page
    • Copy of Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate

Only applications that include all of the above items can be considered for acceptance into the program.

Questions? Contact the Seattle Maritime Academy with any questions about enrollment and registration.