Engineering Technology/Marine Science and Technology Career

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Engineering Technology (Marine Science and Technology)

Credits required 61/65

Dean

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Robert Rak, Coordinator and Professor of Environmental Technology, robert.rak@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: TE

Concentration Code: MRN

Program Goals Statement

This program is designed to prepare students as technicians and scientists working in various areas of the marine industry and research.  Participants gain an understanding of aquatic life, ocean science, marine and environmental technologies and have the opportunity to select specialized courses in the areas of at-sea monitoring/fisheries technology, marine science transfer, oceanographic instrumentation/remotely operated vehicle (ROV) technology, renewable energy and water quality.

Program Information

  • Choose electives to specialize if desired.
  • Some elective courses in this program are only available in the evening and/or at satellite locations.
  • Many marine industry and research 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 can work as technicians in a variety of marine trades professions, such as fisheries observers, oceanography and hydrographic survey technicians, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) technicians or water quality professionals.
  • If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, visit the Transfer Affairs website 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:0-3

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

Social Phenomenon:  Choose from ART 106, GVT 111, GVT 112, HST 111, HST 112, HST 113, HST 114, HST 257, PSY 271, SOC 101, SOC 212, or SOC 252

Core Courses

EGR 102Introduction to Sustainable and Green Energy Technologies

3 credits

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Core Electives – Choose three from BIO 121, BIO 122, BIO 130, CED 210, CED 220, CHM 114, CHM 120, EGR 140, EGR 151, EGR 162, EGR 171, ECG 172, EGR 241, EGE 242, EGR 244, EGR 245, EGR264, EGR 268, EGR 282, EGR 284, or EGR 299

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:9-12

Math Courses - Choose one sequence

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

And

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

Or

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

And

MTH 215Calculus II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

For students with adequate Mathematics preparedness and interested in Transfer, MTH 152 and MTH 172 can be substituted for MTH 141 and MTH 142

Science Courses

BIO 132Marine Biology

4 credits

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

EGR 141Introduction to Environment

3 credits

GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

PHY 211General Physics I

4 credits

SCI 119Coastal Science

4 credits

SCI 240Introduction to Oceanography

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:30

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

EGR 102Introduction to Sustainable and Green Energy Technologies

3 credits

Or

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

EGR 141Introduction to Environment

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

Or

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

Or

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

SCI 119Coastal Science

4 credits

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

Or

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

Or

MTH 215Calculus II

4 credits

Core Elective

3 credits

Social Phenomenon Elective

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Summer

Summer courses will reduce fall and spring semester course loads.

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3 credits

Core Elective

3 credits

Historic Awareness Elective

3 credits

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

BIO 132Marine Biology

4 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

SCI 240Introduction to Oceanography

4 credits

Core Elective

3 credits

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