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Marine Engineering Certificate

The Marine Technology curriculum is designed to provide a strong theoretical base for employees of the inland marine industry. The program introduces students to basic inland marine principles and concepts by applying contemporary skills in a variety of employment positions based on industry needs. It provides students with a strong foundation of managerial and operational knowledge by using a problem-solving approach in state-of-the-art classroom and work experience environments. It builds leadership, management, communication skills, and professional ethics, which serve as a foundation for future development and career success. The program contains core technical courses and advanced courses in each track to address the employment needs of the domestic market.

22 Credit Hours

Upon completion of the Marine Engineering Certificate, the graduate can:

  1. Identify the mechanical systems aboard the vessel.
  2. Comply with all safety measures for engine room equipment.
  3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of electricity and electrical systems, troubleshoot problems, and perform preventive maintenance in marine electrical systems.
  4. Troubleshoot a marine diesel engine while maintaining its integrity to operate.
  5. Explain marine diesel engine theory and application.
  6. Describe refrigeration fundamentals applied to vessel systems.
  7. Describe marine hydraulic and fluid power systems.
  8. Maintain documentation, reports, and maintenance logs of vessel equipment.

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Courses chosen to satisfy General Education requirements must be selected from an approved list which may be found in the KCTCS catalog at

A course used to fulfill one category cannot be used to fulfill another category.

Transitional courses (courses numbered 001-099) cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.