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Certificate Maritime: Marine Engineering Technology

Seattle Central College

The Marine Engineering Technology (MET) program is a US Coast Guard-approved program that combines practical experience and courses in engineering, computation, communications and human relations. Emphasis is placed on the theory, design, operation and maintenance of marine propulsion plants and equipment. During the second and third quarters, students gain shipboard experience aboard the college's training vessels. The academic program is followed by a 90-day at-sea internship on a commercial vessel.

Each graduate who successfully completes the 72.5-credit program receives a certificate that the Coast Guard has approved in lieu of the written examination and sea service requirements for national endorsement as a Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED): Fireman/Watertender/Oiler, as well as the practical requirements for STCW endorsement as a Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (RFPEW).

NOTE: Students must complete a Coast Guard-approved STCW Basic Training course prior to the at-sea internship.

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1 year


Apr 2024

Start Month

Mar 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • April 2024
  • September 2024
  • April 2025
  • January 2025
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time