2013 Maritime Orientation Schedule
Orientations will take place on the following dates: February 15, March 14, April 18, May 16, June 13, July 11, July 25, August 8 at 1:00 pm in the Student Lounge. Reservations are required as we limit the size of each session to 30 individuals. For reservations please call: 206.934.2647 Address: Seattle Maritime Academy, 4455 Shilshole Avenue NW Seattle
Seattle Maritime Academy
Employment in water transportation occupations is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. Employment will also increase in and around major port cities due to rapidly increasing international trade. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Seattle Maritime Academy (SMA) trains students for a career in the maritime industry. Fully accredited by the U.S. Coast Guard, it is the only program of its kind serving Washington and Alaska. Our students enjoy great success: ninety-five percent graduate from the program and all our graduates find work in the maritime industry.
Real-world training at sea
Our instructors are experienced maritime professionals who prepare students via classroom instruction, experiential learning, critical on-water training, and professional development. Both maritime programs conclude with a mandatory 30 to 90-day at-sea internship aboard a large commercial vessel.
Learn the theory, design, operation, and maintenance of deck equipment and the applied navigational skills needed to qualify as an Able Seaman-Special. The program also qualifies each graduate for an STCW "ratings forming part of a navigational watch" endorsement.
Combine practical shipboard experience with formal instruction on the theory, design, operation and maintenance of marine propulsion plants and equipment. Students qualify for an STCW "ratings forming part of an engineering watch" endorsement and as many as six different engine room QMED ratings.
In addition to the formal programs, SMA provides training in a variety of marine subjects and topics under the aegis of community education. Lastly, SMA provides training under contract to private sector companies, government agencies, military units, and unions. The format and scope of instruction is customized to meet each customer's specialized training needs.