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Maritime Technology, Marine Mechanic & Technician AAS Degree and Certificate Programs in NY

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Founded in 1963, Kingsborough Community College (KBCC) is A College of the City University of New York and offers 38 associate degree and 4 certificate programs with approximately 15000 degree-seeking students. KBCC is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system and is the only community college in Brooklyn, New York. Located in Manhattan Beach, the 71-acre campus overlooks Sheepshead Bay, Jamaica Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Kingsborough Community College is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Kingsborough has been named one of the leading community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. KBCC was identified from the nation’s 1,200 public community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program as among the top 10% of community colleges in the country in in 2011 and was selected as one of the top four community colleges in the country in 2013.

The Marine and Academic Center (MAC) houses a 12000 square foot conference facility that is the site of numerous college, community, and university-related events; classrooms; computer labs and cyber lounge; state-of-the-art labs; an aquarium; and the Honors House.

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Academic & Training Programs

Maritime Technology Programs

  • AAS Degree in Maritime Technology & AAS in Maritime Technology (with Marine Technician Option): Upon successful completion of the Maritime Technology degree program requirements, graduates will - understand traditional and modern seamanship skills as it relates to different propulsion systems; understand the topic of coastal piloting and navigation and the proper installation of electronic equipment; demonstrate safe operation and maintenance of vessels; demonstrate prevention and safety response in first aid, personal survival, social responsibility and fire prevention; understand operational theory of internal combustion engines and their use in power generation and propulsion systems; and, understand hydraulic systems and their application to vessel steering, winching equipment and vessel trim systems.
  • Certificate in Marine Mechanic (also option to have AAS degree in Maritime Technology): The curriculum includes - Marina Operations; Introduction to Outboard Motors; Introduction to Diesel Engines; Welding; Fiberglass, Refrigeration and Hydraulic Repairs;  Low Voltage Electrical Systems; Marine Electronics; Advanced Outboards; Vessel Systems; and Advanced Welding.