The San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus
The San Jacinto College Maritime Technology & Training Center is a 45,000-square-foot, waterfront facility — equipped with state-of-the-art bridge and engine room simulators — facilitating more than 70 U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) approved courses. The Maritime Technology & Training Center also offers Texas’ only Associate of Applied Science degree in maritime transportation, combining USCG and STCW-approved training with college-level academics.
Winner of the prestigious 2019 Bellwether Award in Workforce Development, the San Jacinto College Maritime Program provides a solution to the shortage of Gulf Coast mariners through strong industry and community partnerships. The Maritime Technology & Training Center is truly a community and industry asset that brings together partnerships to provide the skilled maritime workforce needed to build a stronger regional economy.
The training center has hosted and co-sponsored the Maritime Logistics and Youth Expo (MLYE) since 2017. This event attracts more than 500 high school students and 30 exhibitors, teaching students about different careers in the maritime and logistics industries. Students witness towboats, harbor tugs, barges, shipping forklifts, maritime salvage equipment, and many other shoreside and waterside displays during the half-day event.
The Maritime Technology & Training Center also hosted the 2019 Maritime Throwdown Competition Houston Regional Qualifier. This annual maritime line-handling and line-throwing skills competition increases skills and safety while showcasing the maritime industry to the public. The qualifier featured the College's maritime students and industry professionals from six different maritime companies all competing for the best time in field simulation obstacles.