The San Jacinto College maritime transportation associate degree program offers United States Coast Guard (USCG)-approved and internationally recognized Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) maritime training, and deck level course work. Develop the skills you need for an exciting career at sea!

The Maritime Technology and Training Center student
The Maritime Technology and Training Center

This 45,000-square-foot building is conveniently located along Port Houston. In addition to classrooms and high-tech engineering simulators, the Center showcases a training dock with lifeboats, davits, and fast rescue craft, and a separate industry dock for crew changes.


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Associate of Applied Science – Maritime Transportation

The AAS program is combination of training and practicum to prepare students for a future career as a mariner on board vessels.

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Certificate of Technology – Maritime Career Interest

Learn the basics of maritime operations in just one year!

Maritime Information Sessions

Maritime Information Sessions will be held on Fridays both in person and via Zoom from 10-11 a.m. Registration is required. To attend an information session, fill out and submit the registration form.

Virtual dates:

Friday, January 21

Friday, February 25

Friday, May 20

Friday, June 24

Friday, July 1

Friday, August 5





In person dates:

Friday, April 29

Friday, May 6

Friday, June 10

Friday, July 15

Friday, July 29

Friday, August 12


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Port of Houston Research Projects

The Maritime Technology & Training Center in partnership with the Houston Pilots is enabling some of the industry’s most respected names to conduct research with high-tech maritime simulation.

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