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Marine Engineering Track

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.

61 - 64 Credit Hours

Upon completion of the AAS in Marine Technology degree Marine Engineering track, 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.

Required Courses

General Education

Choose one of the following Quantitative Reasoning Courses (3.0 credit hours)

Choose one of the following Heritage/Humanities Courses (3.0 credit hours)

  • ART 100 - Introduction to Art
  • MUS 100 - Introduction to Music
  • REL 130 - Introduction to Religion
  • HIS 101 - World Civilization I
  • HIS 108 - History of the US through 1865
  • HIS 109 - History of the United States Since 1865

Choose one of the following Natural Sciences Courses (3.0 credit hours)

  • BIO 112 - Introduction to Biology
  • BIO 113 - Introduction to Biology Lab
  • BIO 137 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 139 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CHE 120 - Chemistry in Society
  • PHY 171 - Applied Physics

Technical Core

  • CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • BAS 160 - Introduction to Business (3.0 Credit Hours)
  • MRN 100 - Intro to Marine Technology
  • MRN 101
  • MRN 102
  • MRN 103 - Applied Marine Weather
  • MRN 104
  • MRN 203 - Environmental Protection Rules
  • HSM 100
  • HSM 110

Marine Engineering Track Courses

  • MRN 205
  • MRN 206
  • MRN 212
  • MRN 214

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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.