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
60 - 63 Credit Hours
Upon completion of the AAS in Marine Technology Wheelhouse Management track, the graduate
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the equipment aboard a towing vessel.
- Comply with the navigational rules when operating the vessel.
- Identify the structural components of vessels operating on the inland waterways.
- Discuss vessel maneuverability characteristics in relation to its structural components
and the prevailing river conditions.
- Demonstrate leadership to personnel aboard the vessel.
- Develop safety habits through training regimens to prepare for unexpected occurrences.
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic seamanship.
- Describe the procedures for rigging a barge into a tow.
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
- CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers (3.0 Credit Hours)
- BAS 160 - Introduction to Business (3.0 Credit Hours)
Wheelhouse Management Track
- BAS 120 - Personal Finance
- BAS 283 - Principles of Management
- BAS 287 - Supervisory Management
- MRN 200
- MRN 201
- MRN 202 - Piloting and Navigation
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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