Entrance Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED® equivalent issued by a school in the United States.
  • Testing requirements: writing sample, reading comprehension and math computations.
  • Individuals must possess a Transportation Worker’s Identification Card (TWIC), Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC) and U.S. Passport and must provide the school with copies before registering for classes.
  • QMED Ratings Eligibility:
    Students desiring to pursue the QMED Ratings option need to be aware of regulatory qualifications that they must meet in order to be eligible for an engine room rating. They will need to satisfy requirements with respect to character, English language competency, physical condition, drug screening, technical knowledge and sea service. For a complete explanation of the requirements for engine room ratings please refer to Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations, "Subchapter B, Part 12."
  • License Eligibility:
    Students desiring to pursue the license option need to be aware of regulatory qualifications that they must meet in order to be eligible for a Coast Guard license. License candidates will need to satisfy requirements with respect to age, character, citizenship, English language competency, physical condition, drug screening, first aid/CPR training, technical knowledge and recency in sea service. For a complete explanation of license requirements please refer to Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations, "Subchapter B, Part 10."
  • Due to stringent U.S. Coast Guard attendance requirements, new students will not be allowed into our Marine Engineering Technology Program after the first day of classes.

How to Get Started

  • Complete the Standard Procedure for Admission to the College
  • After matriculation by Admissions office, contact the division counselor's office, 206.934.4483, for an appointment for counseling assistance and evaluation of test scores.

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