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
18 - 21 Credit Hours
Upon completion of the in Marine Industry Certificate, the graduate can:
- Demonstrate basic computer skills to operate marine software applications.
- Describe the job and responsibilities of personnel working in the marine industry.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the equipment found aboard a towing vessel, as
it relates to the daily operations of the vessel and tow.
- Comply with marine industry regulations and OSHA safety standards to prevent marine
accidents and casualties with personnel and property.
- Identify the federal environmental regulations that the crew must follow.
- Identify the navigable river systems of the United States.
- MRN 100 - Intro to Marine Technology
- MRN 101
- MRN 102
- MRN 103 - Applied Marine Weather
- MRN 104
- MRN 203 - Environmental Protection Rules
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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 https://kctcs.edu/Degrees_Training/Catalog/.
- 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