Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science Two Year Degree Program
Earn an Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science degree in just two years on a fast-track to employment! Northeast Maritime Institute students are introduced to the exciting world of the maritime industry! Students will complete four semesters of general education and nautical science on campus. Students will also explore opportunities to travel during their two Semesters at Sea, where they will gain real world experience and build professional relationships in the industry, while accumulating sea time towards their license and receiving credit for course work.
Our non-regimented program includes hands on learning, simulator training, classroom theory and internship experiences for all styles of learning.
The Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science degree program consists of four residential semesters at Northeast Maritime Institute and two 90-day Semesters at Sea generally completed over a two year timeframe.
The program incorporates 33 credits of general education courses and 50 credits of nautical science courses ranging from an Introduction to Nautical Science course in the first semester to an Advanced Shiphandling course in the final semester of the program.
The sample schedule below includes the program’s required courses and credits.*
*Each student’s schedule may differ
*Indicates required course for licensing
Students are required to complete all courses in the program for a total of 83 credits with a Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 to graduate. Atendance is also a requirement of the program. No student may have more than two unexcused absences per semester.
Internships / Semester at Sea
The Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science program includes two required summer internship opportunities to provide:
1. Industry hands-on experience working as part of a vessel’s crew
2. Accumulation of approved sea-time to be applied to professional licensing
3. Course credits for ENG111 Sea Journal I, ENG112 Sea Journal II
4. Course credits for NS102 STCW Navigational Watch I and NS102A STCW Navigational Watch II which include required practical demonstration sign-offs recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard as part of the program’s approval.
SUMMER AT SEA EXPECTATIONS:
1. Complete two 90-day internships onboard a commercial vessel. Twelve-hour days are preferred in order to maximize sea-time accumulation and maximize professioanl license qualifications
2. Complete the required coursework for ENG111 Sea Journal I and ENG112 Sea Journal II including daily personal journaling and a written essay summarizing your internship experience.
3. Complete the required coursework for NS102 STCW Navigational Watch I and NS 102A STCW Navigational Watch II which includes all required components of the Sea Project Binder:
a. Vessel Familiarization forms
b. Individual STCW Assessment/Tasks with sign-offs
c. Vessel-specific questions and problems
d. Daily Logbook entries
e. Sea-time documentation
As a part of the Semester at Sea Internship program students have had the opportunities to work for
- Blount Sea Adventures
- Boston Towing & Transportation
- Coastal Transportation
- Cross Sound Ferries
- Cuttyhunk Ferry
- Harley Marine
- Helen H
- Hy-Line Cruises
- Ionian Transport
- Lake Champlain Ferries
- Mass Bay Lines
- Mass Steamship
- McAllister Towing
- Moran Towing
- Mystic Adventures Sail
- Polar Tankers
- Reinauer McAllister
- Sea Streak
- Vane Brothers
- Victory Chimes
- Vitus Marine
- Weeks Marine
- Winslow Marine
At Northeast Maritime Institute, our motto is “Honor the Mariner”. We encourage all of our students to give back some of their time by providing service to others with integrity and pride. Our program develops our students into responsible citizens by providing opportunities to develop their teamwork and leadership skills. Students are required to perform thirty (30) hours of approved community service per semester.*
*Required for graduation
Students may qualify for the following License/Credentials and Endorsements:
License / Credential
– Able Seaman — Limited
– Master 100 Ton
– Mate 200 Ton
COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA
– II/3 Master Less Than 500 GT
***NMI does not provide formal advice regarding USCG license eligibility and cannot guarantee an individual’s eligibility for any specific license or credential. NMI accepts no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or validity of general information provided. Information is provided purely as a courtesy, convenience and without cost. Individuals seeking confirmation of eligibility for any specific USCG license or credential must contact the USCG directly for an evaluation.
– STCW Basic Safety Training
– Assistance Towing
– Proficiency in Survival Craft
– Radar Observer (Unlimited)
– Auxiliary Sail
– Automatic Radar Plotting Aids
– Tankerman Barge PIC
Northeast Maritime Institute graduates have the opportunity to enter the highly competitive workforce of the maritime transportation industry.
Employment projections data for water transportation workers, 2016 – 2026:
Sailors and marine oilers:
PROJECTED EMPLOYMENT 2026
Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels:
PROJECTED EMPLOYMENT 2026
Median annual wages for water transportation workers in May 2017 were as follows:
- Sailors and marine oilers: $40,730
- Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels: $70,920
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Water Transportation Workers, on the Internet at: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/transportation-and-material-moving/water-transportation-occupations.htm (visited March 27th, 2019).