You can start a new career in 30 days with three basic mariner classes. Apply today to receive 100% free tuition with the TRUE Grant, and work with amazing career coaches who will set you on the course for success.

Requirements: commit to finishing the entire program, seek employment with your training field, and give back to your community after you graduate.

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  • Tankerman
  • Basic training – First Aid / CPR / Personal Survival Techniques / Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities / Basic Firefighting
  • Vessel Personal Designated Security Duties


All classes offered at San Jacinto College Maritime Campus:

3700 Old Highway 146
La Porte, Texas 77571


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  • 18 years or older (no age limit)
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Complete the TWIC application and obtain a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) TWIC card for maritime



As the maritime industry continues to grow and expand our region’s maritime companies are always seeking new hires to grow into their company. There are opportunities to work inland, near coastal and off shore. Vessels include tug boats (tow boats) work boats, offshore supply vessels and chemical carriers and container vessels.


After completing the three courses, newly hired mariners will be classified as entry-level, but in a training position with a seasoned mariner learning the vessel and company policy and procedures.

Most mariners will start in an entry-level position where they will gain increasing levels of responsibility.