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Catalog 2020-2021

Maritime Operations Technology, AAS


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Number of Credits:  60

Contact:  Mitchell Levy, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

This program is offered through a partnership between the College of Southern Maryland, which provides the general education courses, and the Seafarers Harry Lundberg School of Seamanship (SHLSS) which provides the technical courses.  Individuals must be members of the Seafarers International Union at the Harry Lundberg School of Seamanship.  Successful students will be prepared for variety of career opportunities in a maritime career.

There are two options in this degree program:  Nautical Science Option and Marine Engineering Option.  The Nautical Sciences Option gives students the theoretical and practical background necessary to work on the deck and in the wheelhouse of today's modern vessels.  The Marine Engineering Option is designed to give students both the theoretical and practical background necessary to work in the engine rooms of today's modern vessels.

Technical courses adhere to United States Coast Guard regulations.  In addition to the technical courses offered, students complete general education courses designed to develop skills in written and oral communication, managing personnel, and scientific and quantitative reasoning.

Students who choose this curriculum should recognize that some of the technical courses may not transfer to most four-year colleges.  Credits for the technical courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Education Credit for Training Programs.  

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will...

  1. Provide seafarers with a deep sea and inland waterways maritime knowledge and skills.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to repair, maintain, and service key systems on U.S. flag ships or tugs, and towboats.
  3. Improve modern technical skills needed in today's water transport industries.
  4. Determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations and the environment will affect outcomes using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  5. Generate or adapt equipment and technology to serve users' needs.
  6. Plan, design, and present projects that include tasks performed within all areas of the maritime environment.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student's individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Nautical Science Option


REQUIRED COURSES:

Required courses offered at the College of Southern Maryland (30 credits)

 

Arts (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Harry Lundberg School of Seamanship


Required courses offered at Harry Lundberg School of Seamanship (30 credits)

MOT 1010 - Shipboard Sanitation (1)

MOT 1015 - Vessel Familiarization (2)

MOT 1020 - Basic Firefighting (2)

MOT 1021 - Water Survival (2)

MOT 1030 - Galley Familiarization (1)

MOT 1031 - First Aid and CPR (2)

MOT 1032 - Physical Conditioning for the Mariner (1)

MOT 1040 - Tanker Familiarization (3)

MOT 1050 - Vessel Maintenance and Operations (2)

MOT 2100 - Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (1)

MOT 2200 - Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (3)

MOT 2300 - Able Seafarer - Deck (4)

MOT 2320 - Advanced Fire Fighting (2)

MOT 2380 - Radar Observer (2)

MOT 2400 - Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (2)

Arts (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Harry Lundberg School of Seamanship


Required courses offered at Harry Lundberg School of Seamanship (30 credits)

Select 30 credits from the following course list:

MOT 1010 - Shipboard Sanitation (1)

MOT 1015 - Vessel Familiarization (2)

MOT 1020 - Basic Firefighting (2)

MOT 1021 - Water Survival (2)

MOT 1030 - Galley Familiarization (1)

MOT 1040 - Tanker Familiarization (3)

MOT 1050 - Vessel Maintenance and Operations (2)

MOT 2310 - FOWT (8)

MOT 2340 - Junior Engineer (9)

 

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)

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