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Clatsop Community College Maritime 1

Clatsop Community College MERTS Campus offers an Associate Degree and several Career Pathway Certificates in Maritime Science. Instructors Dale Butts and Eldon Russell have spent over 25 years in the ocean and inland waters on tugs, ferries and commercial fishing vessels.

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Course Description

The Maritime Studies Program is designed to meet all requirements for the US Coast Guard limited and unlimited license. The program is a hands-on educational experience that provides students with an opportunity to work within a company setting in their chosen profession.

LO213: Freight Transportation — Theory and case analysis of modal, intermodal and multimodal freight transportation with coverage of road, rail, air and water modes. Includes a study of industry structure, capabilities, financial performance and key player analysis.

OS308: Earth Science — A survey of the minerals and sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks that make up the planet Earth. Also examines the geological processes that shape the oceans including plate tectonics, wind driven currents and tides.

NS321: Weather Routing — Builds on the knowledge gained in NS221, Meteorology by demonstrating how to locate, organize and interpret commercial and government meteorological products used to prepare vessel routing decisions for chosen vessels on fictitious voyages. Completion of this course will help to satisfy the requirements for the Dangerous Liquid Cargo certificate and will count as 2 loads & 2 discharges toward the Tankerman PIC endorsement.

Course Objectives

NV301 : The Evolution of Warfare — This course provides an in-depth look at the evolution of military thought, strategy and tactics from ancient times to the present. It also focuses on the Navy’s organizational structure and management practices.

NS443 : Rigging Technology — This hands-on lab builds on the modern and traditional rigging skills introduced in Ns-343, Modern Sail Vessel Technology and Ns-344, Traditional Vessel Technology. Students will inspect, repair and build a variety of different types of modern and traditional sails. Students will be held to high standards resulting in professional quality sails to be used on MMA vessels.

OS400 : Prep for Research in Marine Science — This course is an introduction to the research process in the marine sciences. Emphasis will be on the theoretical and practical components of scientific research.

NS341 : Auxiliary Sailing Vessel Operations — This course prepares the student to serve as a deckhand or mate aboard USCG inspected auxiliary sailing vessels. In addition to classroom instruction, this course includes extensive time afloat on MMA’s fleet of auxiliary sail training vessels.

Course Outline

NS335: Yacht Management — This course explores the major challenges facing those who manage and typically captain privately owned and chartered yachts. Topics include fiduciary obligations, crew management and trip planning. Shipyard and haul out planning is also addressed. This is a hands on class that includes extensive lab work. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Cr. 3.

BI321: Biology of Symbiosis — This course examines the biological and evolutionary significance of symbiotic relationships at the cellular, organismal, and community levels. Emphasis is on symbiotic interactions in marine, aquatic, and terrestrial ecosystems.

ET493: Marine Engineering Technology Capstone — A communications intensive course in which the student, as part of a team, applies knowledge attained from multiple courses within the MET curriculum to solve a technical problem. Prerequisite: CE203, EG372, and ET211. Cr. 3.

Course Content

NV101: Intro to Naval Science — Introduces the student to naval science and the various careers in the Navy. Students gain an understanding of the organization of the Navy, shipboard activities, seamanship, and naval command and control.

BI306: Ichthyology — An introductory course to the study of fishes. Topics include an overview of the history and development of fishes, as well as their structure, physiology and ecology. Students will also learn about the conservation and management of fishes and their habitats.

ET362: Engineering Materials — This is an introduction to the nature and properties of materials used in engineering applications. Topics include atomic/molecular structure, energy changes, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, states of matter and equilibria. A laboratory component is included. Communications intensive.

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