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Marine Diesel Engine Technician Training at FTCC, Louisiana

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Fouded in 1948, Fletcher Technical Community College (FTCC) is an open-admission, two-year public institution of higher education dedicated to offering quality technical and academic programs to the citizens of South Louisiana for the purpose of preparing individuals for employment, career advancement, and lifelong learning. The college was established in 1948 by the state legislature

Under Fletcher's cross-enrollment agreement with Nicholls State University, a FTCC student is eligible to take one academic (non-technical) course at Nicholls for each academic course taken at Fletcher with a maximum of two courses (six credit hours) taken at Nicholls per semester. A Nicholls student is eligible to take one academic (non-technical) course at Fletcher for each academic course taken at Nicholls with a maximum of two courses (six credit hours) at Fletcher per semester.

With over 5000 students, the college prepares students for success through technology-driven curriculum and a supportive environment utilizing academic practices that cultivate student success at the highest levels. The college actively engages business and industry to develop the Bayou Region’s workforce. L. E. Fletcher Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.

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Academic Programs


Undergraduate Technical Programs

  • Certificate/Diploma in Marine Diesel Engine Technician: The Marine Diesel Engine Technician Program provides specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals for employment as job entry-level marine diesel engine technicians. The program prepares the individual to safely use hand and power tools and lifting and rigging equipment in a marine environment. Marine engine integration into the vessel and systems operation is included in the training. The instruction also includes the use of technical manuals, preventive maintenance procedures, communication, employability skills, and safe and efficient work practices.

FTCC Features

Whether you are a first time freshman, or are a returning student, you will find Fletcher to be a student-friendly campus, committed to doing everything possible to ensure that your learning experience is one that will benefit you for life. As Houma's only technical community college, there are numerous advantages to attending Fletcher. The college offers the personal attention and close association that can exist only in a small college learning environment. Fletcher also offers online and night courses, low tuition, and small classes.

  • Campus: The main campus is located at Charles Street in Houma, Louisiana. Houma is a city in and the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana and the largest principal city of the Houma–Bayou Cane–Thibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  • Accreditation: Fletcher Technical Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Marine licensing programs are approved by US Coast Guard.
  • Student Organizations: Campus life at Fletcher can be characterized by a diverse schedule of cultural, social, intellectual, and recreational events. The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for monitoring student organizations and special programs and encourages all students to get involved in student life.
  • Placement: The placement of students graduating or exiting from the College is handled through the Office of Student Affairs in cooperation with the instructional staff. The College does not guarantee placement, however, the Office of Student Affairs and faculty members work constantly and cooperatively with industry and business in order to be aware of current employment needs and opportunities. Company representatives are invited and are always welcome to visit the campus to interview students.
  • Non Traditional Credit: The total amount of credit earned by any non-traditional method that can be applied toward completion of a technical competency area certificate, certificate of technical or general studies, diploma, or associate degree is limited to one-half of the total credit hours required for the program. Non-traditional credit includes, but is not limited to, credit by examination, credit for military experience, credit for licenses, credit for certifications, and credit by correspondence.

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