ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE IN NAUTICAL SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM

Northeast Maritime Institute | Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science 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.

Program Requirements

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 27 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

YEAR ONE / SEMESTER 1

COURSES

NS 101 – BASIC MARINE SAFETY*

3 CREDITS

NS 103 – NAUTICAL SCIENCE*

3 CREDITS

NS 255 – METEOROLOGY

3 CREDITS

ST 101 – INTRODUCTION TO SAIL*

1 CREDIT

ENG 101 – CRITICAL WRITING

3 CREDITS

MTH 107 – TECHNICAL MATH

3 CREDITS

PHY 101 – SKILLS FOR SUCCESS

0 CREDITS

TOTAL CREDITS

16

YEAR ONE / SEMESTER 2

COURSES

NS 106 – PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT*

3 CREDITS

NS 110 – NAVIGATION RULES*

3 CREDITS

NS 231 – SHIPHANDLING

3 CREDITS

ENG 102 – MARITIME LITERATURE

3 CREDIT

PHY 101 – TECHNICAL PHYSICS AND LAB

4 CREDITS

HST 213 – U.S. HISTORY TO 1877

3 CREDITS

TOTAL CREDITS

19

YEAR ONE / SUMMER AT SEA

COURSES

SUMMER ONE SEA JOURNAL I

1 CREDIT

STCW NAV WATCH I*

2 CREDITS

TOTAL CREDITS

3

YEAR TWO / SEMESTER 3

COURSES

NS 201 – TERRESTRIAL NAVIGATION*

3 CREDITS

NE 201 – MARINE ENGINEERING*

3 CREDITS

NS 301 – BRIDGE RESOURCE MGMT.*

3 CREDITS

ME 202 – NAVAL ARCHITECTURE, STABILITY AND TRIM*

3 CREDITS

NS 208 – RADAR/ARPA*

3 CREDITS

GVT 111 – U.S. GOVERNMENT

3 CREDITS

TOTAL CREDITS

18

YEAR TWO / SEMESTER 4

COURSES

ST 202 – ADVANCED SAIL*

3 CREDITS

NS 202 – ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION*

3 CREDITS

NS 220 – TANKERMAN PERSON IN CHARGE*

3 CREDITS

NS 232 – ADVANCED SHIPHANDLING/TOW*

3 CREDIT

NS 260 – MASTER 200 TON PREP*

0 CREDITS

LDR 101 – LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS

3 CREDITS

OS 101 – INTRODUCTION TO OCEAN SCIENCE

3 CREDITS

TOTAL CREDITS

18

YEAR TWO / SUMMER AT SEA

COURSES

SUMMER ONE SEA JOURNAL II

1 CREDIT

STCW NAV WATCH II*

2 CREDITS

TOTAL CREDITS

3

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

77

*Indicates required course for licensing

Students are required to complete all courses in the program for a total of 77 credits with a Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 to graduate. Attendance is also a requirement of the program. No student may have more than two unexcused absences per semester.

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Internships / Semester at Sea

REQUIREMENTS:

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
  • SEACOR
  • Sea Streak
  • Transatlantic
  • Vane Brothers
  • Victory Chimes
  • Vitus Marine
  • Weeks Marine
  • Winslow Marine

Community Service

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

Professional Licensing and Employment

Applied Nautical Science Program (NOREMI-737)

Any applicant successfully completing your Applied Nautical Science Program (NOREMI-737) program will:

 

National

  1. Receive 480 days of sea service credit towards an endorsement as Master of Near Coastal Steam or Motor Vessels of Not More than 100 Gross Registered Tons; (applicants must present an additional 240 days of qualifying sea service, complete the examination, and meet all other requirements before issuance of the endorsement); AND
  2. Receive 240 days of sea service credit towards an endorsement as Mate of Near Coastal Steam or Motor Vessels of Not More Than 100 Gross Registered Tons; AND satisfies the examination requirements for Mate 100 GRT Near Coastal. (Applicants must present an additional 120 days of qualifying sea service, and meet all other requirements before issuance of the endorsement); AND
  3. Receive 240 days of sea service meeting the tonnage requirements for an endorsement as Mate of Near Coastal Steam or Motor Vessels of Not More Than 200 Gross Registered Tons: (an applicant must present an additional 120 days of qualifying sea service, AND meets the examination requirements for Mate 200 GRT Near Coastal, and meet all other requirements before issuance of the endorsement);AND
  4. Receive 720 days of the required sea service for an Able seaman -unlimited endorsement. Applicants must present an additional 360 days of qualifying sea service; AND
  5. Receive 360 days of the required sea service for an Able seaman-limited. Applicants must present an additional 180 days of the required sea service; AND
  6. Receive 240 days of the required sea service for an Able seaman-special. Applicants must present an additional 120 days of qualifying sea service; AND
  7. Receive 120 days of the required sea service for Able seaman-offshore supply vessels, Able seaman-sail, and Able seaman fishing industry. Applicants must present an additional 60 days of qualifying sea service.
  8. Satisfy the written and practical (knot-tying) examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.405(a),(b),(c) and (d) for any Able Seaman endorsement; AND
  9. The Advanced Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(h) and 11.303(a); AND
  10. Satisfy the professional examination and practical demonstration of competency of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) and the sea service for Lifeboatman; AND
  11. Satisfy the examination requirements of 46 CFR 11.482(b) for an Assistance Towing endorsement to be added to any deck credential for service upon vessels of not more than 200 gross tons; AND
  12. Satisfy the professional examination requirements and service requirements of 46 CFR 11.401(d) for an Auxiliary Sail endorsement to be added to any deck credential for service on vessels of not more than 200 gross tons; AND
  13. Satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.480 for an endorsement as Radar Observer (Unlimited) for any deck officer endorsement; AND
  14. Satisfy the Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids course requirements of 46 CFR 13.201(c)(4) for an original Tankerman Dangerous Liquids PIC endorsement; AND
  15. Satisfy the Medical First Aid Provider training requirement of11.319(a)(4)(i), PROVIDED applicant submits a course completion certificate for your Medical Care Provider (Blended) course (NOREMI-952).

STCW

  1. Satisfy the competency requirements of 46 CFR 12.613(a) and Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC) and have performed the equivalent of all practical demonstration requirements as per guidance in NVIC 04-14; AND
  2. Satisfy the training and assessment requirements of 46 CFR 12.605(a)(2), NVIC 06-14 and Table A-II/4 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, for Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch; AND
  3. Satisfy the Bridge Resource Management requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vii); 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(vii); 46 CFR 11.321(a)(3)(iv); and Section A-II/1, Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010; AND
  4. Satisfy the Leadership and Teamworking Skills requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(c)(1); 46 CFR11.319(b)(1); and Section A-II/1, Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010; AND
  5. Satisfy the Basic Training requirements of 46 CFR 11.302 and the STCW Code Section A-VI/1; AND
  6. Satisfy the Fire Fighting requirements per 46 CFR 13.201(c)(3), 13.301(c)(3), 13.401(d) and 13.501(c)(3) for any Tankerman endorsement; AND
  7. The Advanced Fire Fighting standard of competence required by STCW Code Section A-VI/3 and Table A-VI/3, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 09-14 (Ch-1); AND
  8. Satisfy the First Aid & CPR requirements per 46 CFR 11.201(i)(1) and Table A-VI/4-1 of the STCW Code when applied for within one year of the date of training; AND
  9. Satisfy the approved training requirement of 46 CFR 11.321(a)(3)(v) for ECDIS and be considered to have successfully demonstrated the competence of “Use of ECDIS” of STCW Code Table A-II/3 for OICNW of vessels of less than 500 GT limited to near-coastal waters; AND
  10. Satisfy the ARPA training requirements of 46 CFR 11.321(a)(3)(vii) for ARPA and be considered to have successfully demonstrated the competence “use of ARPA” of STCW Code Section A-II/1, Table A-II/1 for OICNW of vessels of 500 GT or more; AND
  11. Satisfy the sea service and standard of competence in accordance with the methods of demonstrating competence as per 46 CFR 12.603, NVIC 14-14, and Table II/5 of Section A-II/5 of the STCW Code for endorsements as for Able Seafarer-Deck; AND
  12. Satisfy the sea service and standard of competence in accordance with the methods of demonstrating competence as per of 46 CFR 12.605, NVIC 06-14 and Table A-II/4 of the STCW Code for Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch; AND
  13. Satisfy the standard of competence in accordance with the methods of demonstrating competence as per Table II/3 of Section A-II/3 of the STCW Code as amended 2010, for an endorsement as OICNW and master of ships less than 500 gross tons engaged in near coastal voyages.
Rev. 11122019

Applied Nautical Science Program (International Students)

The Applied Nautical Science Program is currently approved for professional maritime licensing by both the United States Coast Guard for students who are U.S. citizens as well as by the Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration, which does not maintain citizenship requirements for licensing.

The program is granted sea-time towards a number of licenses and endorsements, required education and training for those licenses as well as approval for required minimum competencies and assessments set forth by the STCW Code.

 

Licenses & Major Endorsements

U.S. Citizens

International Students

U.S. Master less than 100 gross tons, near coastal

 

U.S. Mate less than 200 gross tons, near coastal

 

Able Seaman, Unlimited

 

Tankerman (STCW V/2)

 

Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels less than 500 gross tons (STCW II/3)

 

Able Seafarer Deck (STCW II/5)

 

Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels less than 500 gross tons (STCW II/3)

 

Able Seafarer Deck (STCW II/5)

 

Tankerman (STCW V/2)

Additional endorsements to licenses:  ECDIS, ARPA, Radar, Auxiliary Sail

Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration Approval: 

The Commonwealth of Dominica Office of Maritime Affairs and Marine Personnel confirms approval of the Northeast Maritime Institute’s Applied Nautical Science Program (“Program”) as meeting the following:

Students successfully completing the Applied Nautical Science Program shall:

  1. Receive 720 days of the required sea service for an Able Seafarer Deck endorsement and satisfy the standard of competence in accordance with the methods of demonstrating competence as per Table II/5 of Section A-II/5 of the STCW Code as amended 2010. Applicants must present an additional 360 days of qualifying sea service; AND
  2. Receive 180 days of the required sea service for a Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch and satisfy the standard of competence in accordance with the methods of demonstrating competence as per Table A-II/4 of Section A-II/4 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, for Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch; AND
  3. Receive 720 days of the required sea service for an endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on near coastal voyages and satisfy the standard of competence in accordance with the methods of demonstrating competence as per Table II/3 of Section A-II/3 of the STCW Code as amended 2010, for an endorsement as OICNW.
  4. Satisfy the competency requirements of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC) and have performed the equivalent of all practical demonstration requirements; AND
  5. Satisfy the Bridge Resource Management requirements of Section A-II/1, Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010; AND
  6. Satisfy the Leadership and Teamworking Skills requirements of Section A-II/1, Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010; AND
  7. Satisfy the Basic Training requirements of STCW Code Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010; AND
  8. Satisfy the Advanced Firefighting requirements of STCW Code Section A-VI/3 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010; AND
  9. Satisfy the approved training requirement for ECDIS and be considered to have successfully demonstrated the competence of “Use of ECDIS” of STCW Code Table A-II/3, as amended 2010, for OICNW of vessels of less than 500 GT limited to near-coastal waters; AND
  10. Satisfy the ARPA training requirements for ARPA and be considered to have successfully demonstrated the competence “use of ARPA” of STCW Code Section A-II/1, Table A-II/1 for OICNW of vessels of 500 GT or more; AND
  11. Satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.480 for an endorsement as Radar Observer (Unlimited) for any deck officer endorsement; AND
  12. Satisfy the Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids training requirements and be considered to have successfully demonstrated the competence of STCW Code Table A-V/2, as amended 2010, for a Tankerman Dangerous Liquids PIC endorsement; AND
  13. Satisfy the Medical Care Provider training requirements and be considered to have successfully demonstrated the competence of STCW Code Table A-VI/4-1, as amended 2010, for minimum standard of competence in medical first aid.

Effective.12/2019

Students may qualify for the following License/Credentials and Endorsements:

The License and Endorsements you will earn upon completing the Nautical Science program

License/Credential

UNITED STATES

– 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.

Endorsements

– STCW Basic Safety Training

– Assistance Towing

– Proficiency in Survival Craft

– Radar Observer (Unlimited)

– Auxiliary Sail

– ECDIS

– Automatic Radar Plotting Aids

(ARPA)

– Tankerman Barge PIC

– RFPNW

Employment

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:

EMPLOYMENT 2016

33,800

PROJECTED EMPLOYMENT 2026

36,400

PERCENT

8%

NUMERIC

2,600

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels:

EMPLOYMENT 2016

38,800

PROJECTED EMPLOYMENT 2026

42,200

PERCENT

9%

NUMERIC

3,400

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).

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