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Professional Mariner Program
The Professional Mariner Program will prepare students for careers in the marine industry. The Southern California area is busy with private and commercial vessel operation:    
  • Large Private Yachts
  • Charter Yachts
  • Cruise Ships
  • Passenger Ferries
  • Sport Fishing, Commercial Fishing
  • Whale watching, Dive Boats
  • Supply Vessels, Work Boats, Tug Boats

All these vessels must operate with qualified crew. The curriculum for Professional Mariner was developed with guidance from the Advisory Council of marine industry professionals who ranked skills & knowledge that they look for when hiring crew. Upon completion of the program, there is a high likelihood of employment with good salary.

Planned expansion of this program will include courses leading to knowledge, experience and qualification for licenses and certificates that are increasingly required to climb the career ladder as a professional mariner in leadership positions.                                                                                                   

sailing4.jpgFor more information
contact the Professional Mariner
Coordinator at (949) 645-9412

Federal Gainful Employment Report
Use the link below to view Orange Coast College’s gainful employment reports. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits and potential employment options of our certificate programs.