First post, so if this is in the wrong place I do apologize.
Little background about be: 22, been a machinist for ~5 years, currently working in a General Dynamics shipyard, looking to swap careers.
Very good friend of mine has an engineering degree from Maine Maritime and after picking his brain a bit, he suggested I find a place to get my QMED Oiler license to get my foot in the door somewhere rather than going in as an OS and taking a massive pay cut.
Only place I’ve found so far that isn’t a two year program was this Mid-Atlantic school, which I can get my QMED Oiler/fireman license for a month of time and like $3900… which quite frankly sounds too good to be true. My big question: will this place properly prepare me for the duties of my job, or I’m I lighting money on fire?
I’m well aware I’d probably be better off with an associates or bachelors from a legitimate academy like MMA, but I’d rather not put my life on hold (nor can I really afford to at this point) for 2-4 years. 1-3 months however, I could definitely manage.
If anyone had any suggestions on places where I could take a course for that QMED for similar money and that’s closer to Maine, it’d be greatly appreciated.