education requirements

HS/GED and Certification

expected salary range

$60K to $200K

training area

Jobs: STATEWIDE

Awkward title, important job.

Helps senior engineers maintain and repair engine room, fireroom, machine ship, ice-machine room, and steering/engine-room equipment – in other words, all parts of the ship. Also known as an Unlicensed Junior Engineer, a QMED is a senior unlicensed crewmember in the engine room of a ship – an exciting start to a marine engineering career onboard ships.

Here’s what you need:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Industry training certification 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
Junior Engineer QMED AVTEC – Seward No USCG 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
QMED Oiler UAS Ketchikan Campus No USCG 12 weeks
Tankship AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 week
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) AVTEC – Seward No USCG 1 day
QMED Alaska Maritime Apprenticeship Program No Varies Varies