US Maritime Academies

US Maritime Academies

There are seven maritime academies in the US that educate and train individuals to become officers in the merchant marine. Graduates receive college degrees and U.S. Coast Guard licenses as STCW qualified deck or engineering officers.

US Merchant Marine Academy
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024
Phone: (866) 546- 4778

California Maritime Academy
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590
Phone: (707) 654-1000

Great Lakes Maritime Academy
Northwestern Michigan College
715 East Front Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49686
Phone: (800) 748-0566 ext. 1200

Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, ME 04420-5000
Phone: (800) 464-6565 (In state)
(800) 227-8465 (Out of State)

Massachusetts Maritime Academy
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
Phone: (508)830-5000

State University of New York Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue
Throggs Neck, New York 10465
Phone: (718) 409-7200

Texas Maritime Academy
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Box 1675
Galveston, Texas 77553 -1675
Phone: (877) 322-4443

Maritime Labor affiliated Schools

The U.S. maritime industry operates high quality, state-of-the-art training facilities that provide a wide variety of courses for mariners entering the industry as well as those upgrading their qualifications.

Calhoon MEBA Engineering School
27050 Saint Michaels Road
Easton, MD 21601
Phone: (410) 822-9600

Andrew Furuseth School of Seamanship
450 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94405
Phone: (415) 777-3400

Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS)
692 Maritime Boulevard
Linthicum, Maryland 21090
Phone: (866) 656-5568

Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI)
1729 Alaskan Way
South Seattle, WA  98134
Phone: (888) 893-7829

Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education
Box 75 Piney Point, MD
Phone: (301) 994-0010/ (877) 235-3275 (toll-free)

2 West Dixie Highway
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Phone: (800) 445-4522/ (toll-free); 954-921-7254

Maritime Administration Marine Fire Fighting

The Maritime Administration operates the Great Lakes Fire Training Center. The Center trains mariners to extinguish live fires in a realistic ship-like structure.  The training meets U.S. Coast Guard requirement for training and certification of seaman.

Maritime Administration Fire Training Center
2600 S. Eber Road Swanton, Ohio 43558
Phone: (419) 574-1965

Other Schools Numerous schools exist around the country that provide maritime training for new and experienced mariners. In January 2009 there were over 1,750 Coast Guard approved courses offered by over 245 training providers. A current listing of these courses and training providers can be found on the USCG NMC website at: www.uscg. mil/nmc/ Additional schools are listed on the Careers Afloat

Source: Marittime Administration