The following is the text of a news release from San Jacinto College:
(PASADENA, Texas) — The San Jacinto College maritime program is offering engineering courses to help mariners meet new U.S. Coast Guard regulations that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017.
The following courses are now being offered: Engine Room Resource Management (ERM), Leadership and Teamwork, Leadership and Managerial Skills, Designated Duty Engineer (DDE) 4,000 Horsepower, Designated Duty Engineer (DDE) 4,000 Horsepower, Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED) Oilier and Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (MEECE).
Additional maritime engineering courses are under development. The following courses are expected to be offered by the January 2017 deadline: Rating Part of an Engineering Watch (RFPEW) Motor only Assessments, Officer In Charge of an Engineering Watch (OICEW) Motor, (OICEW) Auxiliary Machinery, (OICEW) Basic Electronic and Electricity and (OICEW) Instruments and Controllers.
All San Jacinto College maritime courses are taught in the new Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus, located at 3700 Old State Highway 146 in La Porte, Texas. Students train in maritime engineering using equipment that includes refrigeration, electrical controller, desktop simulation, comprehensive pump, hydraulic and pneumatics trainers.
All classes are U.S. Coast Guard approved. Upon successful completion students will receive their certificates, which will then permit them to gain employment in the offshore work force.
San Jacinto College offers the maritime program for working mariners to update their USCG certifications, an associate degree program in maritime transportation for those who are new to the industry and an associate degree for cargo handling/logistics, transferable to the Texas Southern University maritime logistics program and the University of Houston College of Technology logistics program. Introduction to Ships and Shipping courses are included in the college’s business administration associate degree, transferable to Texas A&M University in Galveston through an articulation agreement.
For more information, visit sanjac.edu/maritime.