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Marine Technology Business 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.

21 - 24 Credit Hours

Upon completion of the Marine Technology Business Certificate, the graduate can:

  1. Demonstrate basic computer skills to operate marine software applications.
  2. Describe the jobs and responsibilities of personnel working in the marine industry.
  3. Communicate both written and verbal information pertinent to marine operations.
  4. Identify the different navigable river systems of the United States.
  5. Discuss the background of various modes of transportation.
  6. Explain how different modes of transportation collaborate to transport cargo.
  7. Apply business, finance, and management principles to their daily operations either shore-side or aboard a vessel.

Required Courses

  • Digital literacy course
  • BAS 160 - Introduction to Business
  • MRN 208 - Inland River Systems
  • LOM 100 - Introduction to Logistics Management *
  • BAS 120 - Personal Finance
  • BAS 283 - Principles of Management
  • LOM 110

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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.