Ordinary Seaman Certificate I

This program prepares student for an entry-level position in the maritime industry. Students are prepared with basic knowledge and skills to safely function as an Ordinary Seaman onboard a vessel. Upon completion the student will qualify for a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card and the United States Coast Guard merchant mariner document with a Standards for Training and Conducting Watches-Basic Safety Training (STCW-BST) certification.

Program of Study
First Semester 15 Credits
EDUC 1300 Learning Frameworks 3
NAUT 1372 Seamanship I 3
NAUT 1374 Basic Safety and Survival Training 3
NAUT 1371 Introduction to Ships and Shipping 3
NAUT 1370 Introduction to Tugs and Towing 3

Students enrolled in the LSCO – Maritime Program will have priority admission review for the Bachelor of Science Marine Transportation and the Texas A&M University Galveston Maritime Academy. Students will apply to TAMUG at the point he or she is ready to enroll in TAMUG courses. See LSCO’s Dean of Health, Workforce, and Technical Programs or the Ordinary Seaman Program Director for more details about transferability to TAMUG.