Marine Environmental Technology
program is one of FKCC’s most exciting, challenging,
and attractive fields of study. The unique Keys
environment provides students with a natural outdoor
laboratory, which is representative of actual work
environments in the field. This makes our program one-
of-a-kind. We provide traditional theoretical classroom
knowledge supported by a practical hands-on learning
environment where the ocean is the laboratory.
Students will apply state-of-the-art marine
environmental conservation and restoration technology
while learning technician level scientific skills including
marine data collection, analysis and writing technical
reports. In addition, students will learn and develop a
skill set, including but not limited to, seamanship and
basic marine engine theory that will provide the most
success in an ocean-oriented career.
For more information, contact Dr. Patrick Rice, Program
Advisor of Marine Environmental Technology, at
In the Florida Keys, boating is a year-long business that is
enjoyed by both locals and visitors. Boats provide access
to our unique and beautiful offshore surroundings and
are essential to a number of industries, including but not
limited to tourism, diving, fishing, marine science, and
transportation. Therefore skilled marine mechanics and
qualified boat captains are constantly needed.
FKCC’s Marine Engineering Department offers courses
for individuals who wish to pursue careers in the marine
industry, as well as the weekend boater. The
s designed to prepare graduates to
enter the professional mariner world by learning about
vessels from the keel up. All phases of marine servicing
instruction follow industry standards.
The department also offers a one-year vocational
program to earn a
It is designed for students who want training
in marine gasoline and diesel engines, fiberglassing, or
welding without immediately pursuing an A.S. degree.
However, the coursework in the certificate program can
be applied to the A.S.
FKCC also offers training for the professional mariner,
including: Operator of an Uninspected Vessel (6 Pack),
ton Master Upgrade, Coastal Navigation, and Basic
Other Optional Certifications:
USCG Captain’s License
Marine Radio Operator
Optional Factory Certifications (Offsite*):
Bombardier Rigging and Propping
Evinrude E-Tech Outboards
Evinrude E-Tech V Models
Depending on Availability
For more information call the Department of Marine
Engineering, Management and Seamanship at
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.