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Start the Path to a Career in Maritime Technology

Program Description

West Harrison Center

The Shipfitting and Steel Fabrication program prepares graduates for a range of career options from a Shipfitter to Metal or Steel Fabricator. Job opportunities for Shipfitters and Steel Fabricators are all over the nation. The core of the program includes the content identified by the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium (GSSC) plus additional knowledge and skills to enhance the preparation of students to work for major ship builders as well as smaller ship yards that build military, commercial, and fishing vessels.

Available Maritime Technology Programs

Shipfitting Certificate (30 credits)

Course Credit(s)
CTE 1143 - NCCER Core 3
SFT 1112 - Introduction to Maritime 2
SFT 1125 - Structural Fitting I 5
SFT 1135 - Structural Fitting II 5
SFT 1147 - Structural Fitter III 7
SFT 1158 - Structural Fitter IV 8

Shipfitting Diploma (12 credits)

Course Credit(s)
DDT 2563 - Introduction to Shipbuilding and Blueprint Reading 3
DDT 2643 - Naval Architecture and Ship Structures 3
MMT 1113 - Principles of Marketing 3
DDT 1113 - Fundamentals of Drafting 3

Associate of Applied Science Degree (15/16 credits)

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 - English Composition I 3
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3