Marine Electrician

education requirements

HS/GED and Certification OR Maritime Degree

expected salary range

$60K to $200K

training area


You’re the person who keeps the ship moving.

Maintains and repairs everything on a ship from engines to coffee maker. Marine engineers are highly skilled professionals. There are many different levels of marine engineers, depending on size and horsepower of the ship. Begin as a Qualified Member of the Engineering Department, work hard, get training and achieve promotion to Marine Engineer. Then the real work begins. Or, as you’ll call it, the fun part.

Here’s what you need:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Training certification or Maritime Academy degree required

Here’s where you get it:

Advanced Fire FightingUAS Ketchikan CampusNoUSCG1 week
Basic MeteorologyAVTEC – SewardNoUSCG1 week
Basic TrainingAVTEC – SewardNoUSCG1 week
Basic TrainingUAS Ketchikan CampusNoUSCG1 week
Basic Training RevalidationAVTEC – SewardNoUSCG1 day
Basic Training RefresherUAS Ketchikan CampusNoUSCG3 days
First Aid/CPR/AED MarinerUAS Ketchikan CampusNoUSCG1 day
Intro to Nautical SkillsAVTEC – SewardNoAVTEC12 weeks
Marine TransportationUAS Ketchikan CampusAASUSCG2-3 years
Marine TransportationUAS Ketchikan CampusOECUSCG1 year
Methods of InstructionAVTEC – SewardNoUSCG9 days
Rating Forming Part Of An Engineering WatchAVTEC – SewardNoUSCG5 Days
Proficiency in Survival CraftAVTEC – SewardNoUSCG1 week
Proficiency in Survival CraftUAS Ketchikan CampusNoUSCG2 week
TankshipAVTEC – SewardNoUSCG1 week
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)AVTEC – SewardNoUSCG1 day

AMEC is a 2021 Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE).

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