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Mission Statement & Accreditation

MissionThe mission of Maine Maritime Academy is to provide a quality education primarily focused on marine related programs. The curriculum will empower students to take on leadership roles, encourage rigorous self-discipline, promote curiosity, and provide graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the global economy.

Vision Statement

Maine Maritime Academy is a career-oriented college that strives to continue to be the globally recognized leader in providing the highest quality maritime, engineering, engineering technology, marine science, and logistics education with facilities and laboratories that are at the leading edge of technological innovation.

Institutional Objectives

Upon completion of a degree, students should, at the appropriate level:

  • Demonstrate competency in written and spoken English
  • Apply the scientific method
  • Apply fundamental concepts in mathematics
  • Be technologically proficient
  • Develop a global perspective of the humanities and social sciences
  • Gather, analyze, and interpret information
  • Demonstrate competency in their major
  • Explore and experience career paths in their program of study
  • Demonstrate and inspire ethical behavior
  • Develop skills to motivate others to achieve a common goal
  • Recognize environmental consequences of individual and professional decisions
Students attaining these objectives will have the fundamental skills to support continued curiosity and life-long learning.


Maine Maritime Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803; telephone (781) 425-7700.

The Marine Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Power Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Marine Systems Engineering program (Non-License Track and License Track) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The following programs are approved by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and meet international Standards for Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW): Marine Transportation Operations, Vessel Operations and Technology, Small Vessel Operations, Marine Engineering Operations, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Systems Engineering - License Track.

Maine Maritime Academy also holds membership in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Downeast College Consortium, and the International Association of Maritime Universities. The Academy is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

It is the policy of Maine Maritime Academy to provide equal opportunity and treatment to all students, employees, and applicants in all areas of the Academy. No person shall be discriminated against because of race, religion, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran’s status.

Maine Maritime Academy subscribes to the principles and policies encompassed by the Uniform Campus Crime Reporting Act. A general overview of campus safety and security issues is made available to all students and employees.

An audited Financial Statement is produced following the end of each fiscal year. For a copy, please request one by writing to the Maine Maritime Academy, Chief Financial Officer.

Maine Maritime Academy is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling and complies with the Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

The Academy reserves the right to make changes in its rules, regulations, procedures, degree requirements, and fees. Our “online” Undergraduate Catalog is regularly updated with contemporary information and should be referred to for complete programming facts.

Online Catalog

The Maine Maritime Academy Undergraduate Catalog is published online; by the Academic Dean and is updated biannually in August and February. Archived copies are available in the Academic Dean’s office and the Nutting Memorial Library, as well as online.

 Contact Information

       (207) 326-4311
       (800) 464-6565

       (207) 326-2109

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       Pleasant Street, Castine, ME, U.S.A., 04420

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