A.A.S. Marine Engineering, Management, & Seamanship

To earn an Associate in Applied Science in Marine Engineering, Management, and Seamanship Students (A.A.S. –MEMS) a student must complete sixty-six (66) credits. Students must complete fifteen (15) credit hours of general education courses, forty-two (42) credit hours of core requirements, nine (9) elective credit hours, and meet the college success competency requirement. To meet the college success competency, students must provide evidence that documents the successful completion of a student life skills course. Students can also demonstrate equivalent college success competence via alternative methods as determined by the College.

This program is designed to prepare individuals for work in the Maritime Industry. Students will develop a wide range of skills, including maintaining and repairing mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems used in pleasure and commercial craft creating a well- rounded Marine Technician or Professional Mariner ready to assume the role of Charter Boat Captain, Marine Technician, Marine Fabricator, Marine Electrician, Boat Builder, or Project Planner.

General Education Requirements (15 credit hours)

  • ENC 1101 – English Composition (3)
  • Mathematics Requirements (choose 3 credit hours)
    • MAC 1105 – College Algebra (3)
    • MGF 1106 – Math for Liberal Arts I (3)
    • STA 2023 – Introduction to Probability & Statistics I (3)
  • Humanities Requirements (choose 3 credit hours)
    • ARH 1000 – Art Appreciation (3)
    • HUM 1020 – Intro to Humanities (3)
    • PHI 2010 – Intro to Philosophy (3)
    • MUL 1010 – Music Appreciation (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Science Requirements (choose 3 credit hours)
    • AMH 2020 – History of the United States, 1876-1945 (3)
    • ECO 2013 – Macroeconomics (3)
    • POS 1041 – National Government (3)
    • PSY 2012 – General Psychology (3)
    • SYG 1000 – Intro to Sociology (3)
  • Natural Science Requirements (choose 3 credit hours)
    • AST 1002 – Astronomy (3)
    • BSC 1005 – Survey of Biological Science (3)
    • BSC 1010 – Principles of Biology I (3)
    • BSC 1085 – Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
    • CHM 1045 – General Chemistry I (3)
    • PHY 1053C – General Physics I (4)

Core Requirements (42 credit hours)

  • CGS 1100 – Introduction to Computer Applications (3)
  • ENT 1000 – Entrepreneurship (3) OR GEB 1011 – Introduction to Business (3) OR BUL 2241 – Business Law I (3)
  • MTE 1001C – Marine Diesel Engine Overhaul (3)
  • MTE 1053C – 2 & 4-Cycle Outboard Repair & Maintenance (3)
  • MTE 1180C – Engine Installation & Repowering (3)
  • MTE 1301 – Fiberglassing Theory (3)
  • MTE 1371C – Fiberglass Boat Repair & Maintenance (3)
  • MTE 1400C – Applied Marine Electricity (3)
  • MTE 1651C – Marine Gas & Electric Welding (3)
  • MTE 1811 – Basic Seamanship (3)
  • MTE 2062C – Marine Corrosion and Corrosion Prevention (2)
  • MTE 2234C – Marine Gearcase, Outdrives & Transmission Systems (4)
  • MTE 2541C – Marine Auxiliary Equipment Servicing (3)
  • OCB 1000 – Introduction to Marine Biology (3) OR OCE 1001 – Introduction to
    Oceanography (3)

Recommended Elective Clusters (9 credit hours)

  • Any SLS course

Students are required to meet the college success competency in order to graduate. If students meet the competency by completing an SLS course, the credits will be applied as an elective.

  • College Success Competency
    • SLS course

Students may test out of the college success competency by passing an approved
competency assessment.

Total Credits Required: 66

Suggested Electives for Career Pathways:

  • Gasoline Engines (9 credit hours)
    • MTE 1166C – Marine Ignition & Fuel Systems (3)
    • MTE 2043C – Marine 4-Cycle Gasoline Engines (3)
    • MTE 2072C – Marine Propulsion Gasoline Engine Troubleshooting (3)
  • Diesel Engines (9 credit hours)
    • MTE 1042C – Marine Diesel Systems (3)
    • MTE 2058C – Diesel Engine Testing Troubleshooting Procedures (3)
    • MTE 2160C – Diesel Fuel Injection Systems (3)
  • Fiberglass (9 credit hours)
    • MTE 1300C – Introduction to Fiberglass Boat Manufacturing (5)
    • MTE 1302C – Advanced Fiberglass Boat & Accessory Construction (4)
  • Seamanship (10 credit hours)
    • MTE 1802 – Coastal Navigation (3)
    • MTE 1882 – Ocean Operator License Prep (4)
    • MTE 2883 – One Hundred Ton Gross Master (3)
  • Welding (10 credit hours)
    • MTE 1653 – Shielded Metal Arc Welding (3)
    • MTE 2652C – Advanced Welding Techniques (3)
    • MTE 2654C – Marine Technology Pipe Welding with MIG and TIG (3)
    • MTE 1000- Marine Engineering Lab Safety (1)
  • Internship (1-4 credit hours)
    • MTE 2940 – Internship Marine Engineering, Management, and Seamanship

Industry Certificates:

  • Bombardier Recreational Products Technician 1
  • American Boat and Yacht Council Electrician
  • 100 Ton USCG Captain
  • OUPV 6 Passenger Captain
  • American Welding Society Entry Level Welder

The courses listed above are only a guide.  Following these tracks does not guarantee admission into a university.  Course requirements may change each year.  You are responsible and encouraged to work closely with your advisor. For more information, contact the Office of Advising Services at 305-809-3196 or Lana Sielski, (305) 809-3214 or lana.sielski@fkcc.edu