What is Marine Technology?
For years, it was not uncommon for a deckhand on a towboat with no higher education to work his way up the ladder to become a Captain or Chief Engineer. Today as technologies are added and new U.S. Coast Guard regulations are put into place, individuals are finding that working on Americas Inland Waterways requires not only a love of the waterways but also a commitment to continuous learning.
The Marine Technology program gives the professional mariner the opportunity to rise above the crowd and establish themselves as a leader in the Industry as well as improve their opportunities to advance professionally. The curriculum for the Marine Technology program is taught online with flexible schedules to accommodate the ever changing schedules of the mariner.
**Credentials granted by West Kentucky Community and Technical College but some content taught through Henderson Community College.**
What are my career choices?
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Degrees and Transfers
- Marine Culinary Management Track
- Marine Engineering Track
- Marine Logistics Operations Track
- Wheelhouse Management Track
To see a complete course listing for each credential use the KCTCS Course Catalog.
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.