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Marine Engineering Technology

Associate Degree

Marine Engineering Technology

What can I do with a Marine Engineering Technology degree?

Marine engine room personnel operate, maintain, and repair ships, workboats, and other maritime commercial vessels. They work on various tasks related to the mechanical and electrical systems that power and operate these vessels. These tasks may include engines, propulsion, auxiliary, and control systems. Also, engine room personnel are involved in environmental control systems that minimize a vessel's impact on the surrounding ecosystem.

What characteristics and skills do I need to work in this field?

In this field, personnel must have strong analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills and excellent communication skills, as they often work as a team with other maritime professionals to achieve a common goal.

Where can I work?

The Marine Engineering Technology degree allows an individual to work in various settings, including shipyards, aboard federal government vessels, and commercial shipping companies.

What does Trident Technical College offer?

This career path gives students the fundamental knowledge to work aboard United States Maritime vessels within the engine department. Upon successfully completing TTC's general education core and primary and secondary technical specialty requirements, students will receive a comprehensive knowledge of machinery theory and hands-on experience installing, repairing, and maintaining various types of equipment. This knowledge, education, and training will also transition to land-based industrial maintenance positions.