This program was designed at the request of local companies for better educated, more well-rounded, advanced entry level professional mariner. San Jacinto College- Maritime has developed this program to merge two years of U.S. Coast Guard required and approved maritime coursework with the basic math, science and English classes required of an associate’s degree. This will allow students to be more prepared for a successful maritime career. The program also includes 2 summer internships on commercial vessels. This allows students to put their classroom training into action. Students will Hopefully have about half the sea time required for a license at graduation, if they didn't come in to the program with existing sea time.
Graduates of this program will have what local maritime employers have asked for. Our Advisory Committee helps develops the curriculum for the program based off of their guidance. These employers asked for this program and have been integral in designing this maritime degree curriculum and are anxious to hire graduates.
The commercial continuing education side of the campus offers over 50 Coastguard approved classes that run year round.
They have online registration, and a brand new building located in shore acres Texas.