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Marine Deck Technology Program Curriculum
Seattle Maritime Academy is offering the Marine Deck Technology curriculum as a 61–64–credit program. Students successfully completing this rigorous program will be awarded a certificate in Marine Deck Technology from Seattle Central College. Each graduate who successfully completes the program receives eight months of sea service credit toward a license as Master of Inland Steam or Motor Vessels of Not More Than 100 Gross Tons, or eight months of sea service credit toward a license as Mate of Near Coastal Steam or Motor Vessels of Not More Than 200 Gross Tons. This sea service credit is two–thirds of the total required sea service for these licenses. By completing this program, the student also receives 8 months sea service credit toward an Able Seaman-Special endorsement or one–third of the required sea service credit for any other Able Seaman endorsement. Graduates satisfy both the written and practical examination requirements for both the Able Seaman and the Lifeboatman endorsements. Students will receive the Lifeboatman endorsement at graduation. The Marine Deck Technology Certificate Program also qualifies each graduate for an STCW “ratings forming part of a navigational watch” endorsement.
Students receive six months sea service credit toward a license as Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of Near Coastal Uninspected Towing Vessels. By interning for 90 days instead of 30 days, students without previous sea service will have enough sea time for AB–Special at graduation.