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Get Wet,... Feel the Heat,... Make the Call....

Make the Call...is why Maine Maritime produces the best. We reinforce classroom instruction with extensive "hands-on" training, a major component of your education. You gain practical knowledge through actual experience in our numerous labs, aboard our vessels, and through co-operative education in private industry.

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The approach to experiential learning varies from major to major and includes, but not limited to:

  • at-sea experience
  • oceanography cruises on our research vessels
  • auxillary sail and small vessel training on the schooner Bowdoin and tug Pentagoet
  • power generation in our power plant simulator
  • business /marketing/ logistics experience through Students In Free Enterprise (S.I.F.E.)
  • boat preparation in our operating marina
  • leadership and management training through our Regiment and campus organizations and committees
  • co-ops/internships in all of our programs
  • ship handling and navigation exercises in the bridge simulator.

This is how you learn and why employers keep coming back.

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