Hmm. Merchant Marine is out (I’m 40), but there are a few others including one up-state from me (GLAcademy).
Huh, I just read the CFR, and I think I’m already qualified (education-wise) to sit for USCG third engineer (I have a BS in electrical technology). I just don’t have the sea time (as in 0-hours). But in all honesty, I’d need to study up on refrigeration. Engine fundamentals are no prob. I was a mechanic for a few years in me-father’s auto shop. But that doesn’t mean I understand ship engines, or their drive systems… Heck, I’ve worked with land-based versions of pneumatics and hydraulics for some time. My current college education is ABET accredited. I wonder if there is a two-year option (assuming transfer of credits)?