Jackson County Campus
Earn a certificate to begin your career programming, navigating, and piloting unmanned maritime systems.

The Goal

The Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology program prepares individuals to gain employment as an Unmanned Maritime Systems Specialist for careers in shipbuilding, offshore petroleum/drilling, transportation, tourism, marine engine, or other maritime heavy-industry occupations.

Job Outlook

Focusing on basic electronic and unmanned ROV skills that can be applied to shipbuilding, offshore petroleum/drilling, seafood, transportation, tourism, marine engine, and other maritime occupations, MGCCC will continue to address industry needs through academia and training. Among the industries that are prominent in the unique environment of the Gulf of Mexico, industry partners continuously express the need for a skilled workforce.

The new MGCCC Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology program is not offered elsewhere in Mississippi nor in the southeastern United States.


  • Electronic Fundamentals I & II
  • Digital Electronics
  • Programmable Login Controllers
  • Navigation of Unmanned Vehicles
  • Industrial Communication & Safety
  • Submersible Robotics
  • Power/Propulsion Systems
  • Manipulator Systems for Unmanned Vehicles
  • Sensor Systems
  • Electronic Drawings & Schematics
  • ROV Piloting
  • Unmanned Vehicles Capstone


Students enrolled in Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology may earn:

  • College Credit Certificate
  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Diploma
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree


MGCCC has received a RESTORE Act grant to administer a Gulf Coast Work Ready Program designed to aid coastal citizens in the attainment of essential skills, and specific industry skills that are needed in high-demand industry sectors along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Due to the receipt of the grant, the Gulf Coast Work Ready Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology program will be offered to eligible students at no cost*.

* Some programs have additional costs associated with criminal background checks, instructional materials and external exam and licensure fees. Students may be responsible for the cost of these items.

Admissions Requirements

As a part of the no cost program, students will be required to enroll and complete a “Work-Ready” credential specific to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to include employability skills training. Students must also meet admission requirements of MGCCC.

Students must demonstrate that they are a Mississippi resident.

Contact Us for Enrollment Information

Fill out the form below, and MGCCC will contact you about enrolling in the Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology program.

  • Select any Work Ready programs you would like to learn more about.
This project was paid for with grant funding from the Department of Treasury and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast Sates Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Treasury or the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.