Marine Science and Technology Career Program

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Engineering Technology (Marine Technology)

Credits required 65-71

Acting Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Anthony Ucci

Program contact Robert Rak, Coordinator and Professor of Environmental Technology, ext. 2771

Program Goals Statement

This program is designed to prepare students as technicians working in various areas of the marine industry. Participants gain an understanding of mechanical and environmental marine systems and have the opportunity to select specialized courses in the areas of the marine trades, fisheries technology, and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) technology.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Information

Choose electives to specialize if desired.

Some courses in this program are only available in the evening and/or at satellite locations.

EGR 162 and many marine industry careers require good physical health and the ability to swim. Students with issues in this area should discuss them with the program director before enrollment.

After BCC

Graduates work as technicians in a variety of marine trades professions, such as fisheries observers, oceanography and hydrographic survey technicians, or remotely operated vehicle (ROV) technicians.

If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, visit the Transfer Affairs Web site at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Degree Requirements

General Courses

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:7

Choose one

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Elective Courses

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Social Phenomenon Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities: See General Education Competency Courses (ARC 201, COM 101, COM 114, COM 118 PHL 152, or foreigh language recommended)

Social Phenomenon:  choose from BIO 116, ECN 111, ECN 112, HON 295, or PHL 152 (recommended)

Core Courses

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

EGR 141Introduction to Environment

3 credits

EGR 264Oceanographic Technology

3 credits

GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Core Electives – choose four from BIO 121, BIO 122, CED, CHM 114, EGR, GIS, MTH 214, or PHY 102

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Elective 3-4 credits

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Science Courses

BIO 232Marine Biology

4 credits

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

SCI 119Coastal Science

4 credits

SCI 240Introduction to Oceanography

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:20

Math Courses

MTH 141Technical Mathematics I

4 credits

MTH 142Technical Mathematics II

4 credits

MTH 171Precalculus - Functions

3 credits

MTH 173Trigonometry

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14
For students with adequate Mathematics preparedness and interested in Transfer, MTH 171 and MTh 173 can be substituted for MTH 141 and MTH 142

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

EGR 141Introduction to Environment

3 credits

EGR 161Introduction to the Marine Industry

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MTH 141Technical Mathematics I

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

EGR 244Water Supply and Hydrology

4 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

SCI 119Coastal Science

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - summer

Summer courses will reduce fall and spring semester course loads.

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

Core Elective

3 credits

EGR 151Electrical Machinery

3 credits

EGR 261Marine Systems

4 credits

GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Core Elective

3 credits

BIO 232Marine Biology

4 credits

ECN 112Principles of Economics — Micro

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

EGR 162Marine Safety

1 credit

EGR 263Marine Communication-Navigation Systems

4 credits

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