The College of the Florida Keys’ Department of Marine Engineering, Management and Seamanship offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), as well as a vocational certificate in Marine Propulsion . The AAS degree is designed to prepare a student to enter the professional mariner industry. During the program the student will learn about vessels from the wheel to the keel. The student will assist in building a vessel, provide it with propulsion, power distribution systems, auxiliary systems, and general navigation equipment. The last and final phase of the training will see the student learning to operate the craft as both Captain and Crew. All phases of marine servicing instruction follow manufacturer and industry standards.The department also offers a technical certificate for one year program (see link below) which will prepare a student to immediately enter the workforce. It is designed for students who want training in marine gasoline and diesel engines, fiberglass techniques and/or welding without immediately pursuing an AAS Degree.
For the professional mariner CFK, offers captains licensing including: Operator of an Uninspected Vessel (OUPV a.k.a. 6-pack), 100 Ton Master Upgrade, Coastal Navigation, and Basic Seamanship.