Seattle Maritime Academy: Who We Are

Seattle Maritime Academy is Washington State's maritime school. As the name implies, it is located in Seattle, Washington. More precisely, Seattle Maritime Academy is located in the northwestern section of the city in a neighborhood called Ballard. The campus is appropriately situated on 2.2 acres of land bordering Lake Washington Ship Canal adjacent to the northeast abutment of the Ballard Bridge.

Seattle Maritime Academy is a division of Seattle Central College and accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. Seattle Maritime Academy is also approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and supported by the U.S. Maritime Administration. The school's mission is to serve the maritime community and industry of the Pacific Northwest Region.

Seattle Maritime Academy's mission is to provide vocational education, technical training and licensure preparation, which meet the needs of industry. The level and scope of training offered is directed towards the following maritime sectors: commercial fishing, Merchant Marine and workboat industry.

Quality and applied learning are the cornerstones of the Seattle Maritime Academy training experience. Seattle Maritime Academy offers about 45 courses annually. Seattle Maritime Academy operates with 6 staff and 10 faculty members.

Training Opportunities

Seattle Maritime Academy offers formal certificate programs in Marine Deck Technology and Marine Engineering Technology. In addition to the formal programs, Seattle Maritime Academy provides STCW Training in a variety of marine subjects and topics under the aegis of community education. Lastly, Seattle Maritime Academy provides training under contract to private sector companies, government agencies, military units and unions. The format and scope of instruction is customized to meet specialized training needs on the part of external clients.

For further information on our training opportunities please see the Marine Deck Technology Program, Marine Engineering Technology Program and Continuing Education.

Contact Information

Seattle Maritime Academy
Seattle Central College
4455 Shilshole Avenue NW
Seattle, WA. 98107
206.934.2647, 206.934.2821 (fax), 800.906.STCW (7829)

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