I am planning to transfer to Cal Maritime after I finish up another 30 units at community college. I was wondering what kinds of classes would help me be a bit more prepared for the type of work I would be doing. Do marine engineers do much welding? Would a small engine class be beneficial? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Welding is very useful, if that’s available to you, take it. Also make sure your credits will transfer
They’re more interested in money than accepting transfer credits. Taking welding and small engine classes will be benificial, but more for personal enrichment than anything. You won’t get to get your hands into anything fun untill after your second year
Take as many transfer classes as you can. Your history, government, English…etc. when those transfer over they will lighten the load during your semesters. Instead of 20 units you could take 17 or less. This frees up a lot of time for the harder classes. Plus you have a little more freedom if you take a class out of sequence. You will take welding there and plenty of machinery classes. I wouldn’t waste time on a small engine class unless you really want to take it but it won’t give you a real leg up on anything. Good luck. I did the exact same thing when I was at Cal