Maritime Program Information

Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus

Address: 3700 Old Highway 146 in La Porte, Texas

Printable information sheet (pdf)

Construction began in 2014

Sits 14 feet above ground

Lower ground level and upper level, each 45,000-square-feet

Hosts all San Jacinto College maritime training and courses, including noncredit courses for professional mariners and credit courses for the maritime transportation associate degree program

More than 40 maritime courses currently offered and growing

Three full mission ships bridge simulators, donated to San Jacinto College by the Houston Pilots in 2013

3,748 square-foot simulation suite, complete with instructor stations, debrief classrooms, and development stations.

15 classrooms

Dining area

Balcony overlooking the turning basin

Administration office and conference suite

Multipurpose space for industry conferences and corporate partner meetings

Engineering simulators to train maritime engineers for hydraulic, electric, pump control, motor control, heating and air conditioning, and refrigeration

Training dock, lifeboats, davits, fast rescue craft

Separate industry dock for crew changes in partnership with G&H Towing

Hosts vessel specific training for local maritime companies

Aquatic training facility located on ground level for sea survival and life raft training

Stations for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System training, automatic radar plotting aid training, radar training, and liquid cargo handling training


Maritime Training for credit and noncredit courses

15 classrooms and three full mission ships bridge simulators

2014 Construction began

Noncredit maritime certificationcourses for working mariners to locally earn U.S. Coast Guard-required certifications locally

The maritime training and deck-level course work is designed for all professional mariners from the entry-level deckhand on an inland towboat to Unlimited Tonnage Masters. Engineering courses are available from engine room fundamentals to Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED), Designated Duty engineer (DDE), to Chief Engineer.

Since 2010, more than 3,500 USCG certificates awarded.

San Jacinto College launched the state’s first associate degree in maritime transportation at the request of local industry for a higher quality and a well-rounded entry- level professional mariner.

Program combines USCG and STCW-approved maritime training with College-level academics required for an associate degree.

For those who want to work in maritime logistics, the College offers an associate degree in international, business, logistics, and maritime.

Degree is transferable to logistics programs at Texas Southern University and the University of Houston College of Technology.

For those who want to work in maritime administration, the College offers a business administration degree along with an introduction to ships and shipping course.

This pathway transfers to Texas A&M University at Galveston through an articulation agreement with the university for the maritime administration program.

All noncredit and credit maritime courses are USCG and Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW)-approved.

Upcoming courses to be offered to meet new 2017 U.S. Coast Guard requirements: Engine Resource Management (ERM), Management of Electrical & Electronic Control Equipment (MEECE), designated duty engineer (DDE), and Qualified Member of the Engineering Department course (QMED).

Maritime training at San Jacinto College

In 2010 there were 3,500 certificates awarded