education requirements

HS/GED and Certification OR Maritime Degree

expected salary range

$60K to $200K

training area

Jobs: STATEWIDE

You’re the person who keeps the ship moving.

Maintains and repairs everything on a ship from engines to coffee maker. Marine engineers are highly skilled professionals. There are many different levels of marine engineers, depending on size and horsepower of the ship. Begin as a Qualified Member of the Engineering Department, work hard, get training and achieve promotion to Marine Engineer. Then the real work begins. Or, as you’ll call it, the fun part.

Here’s what you need:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Training certification or Maritime Academy degree required

Here’s where you get it:

Course/Program Provider/Location Degree Certification Length
Advanced Fire Fighting UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 1 week
Basic Meteorology AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Basic Training AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Basic Training UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 1 week
Basic Training Revalidation AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 day
Basic Training Refresher UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 3 days
First Aid/CPR/AED Mariner UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 1 day
Intro to Nautical Skills AVTEC – Seward No AVTEC 12 weeks
Marine Transportation UAS Ketchikan Campus AAS USCG 2-3 years
Marine Transportation UAS Ketchikan Campus OEC USCG 1 year
Methods of Instruction AVTEC – Seward No USCG 9 days
Proficiency in Survival Craft AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Proficiency in Survival Craft UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 2 week
Tankship AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 day