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


From 10 - 11 a.m. on the following dates:

  • April 28, 2023
  • May 5, 2023
  • May 26, 2023
  • June 2, 2023
  • June 30, 2023
  • July 28, 2023
  • August 4, 2023
  • August 11, 2023
  • August 18, 2023


From 4 - 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • July 12, 2023


From 1 - 2 p.m. CST on the following dates:

  • June 16, 2023
  • July 14, 2023

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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