Education and training requirements vary by the type of job. Officers and engineers usually must have a bachelor's degree. Most water transportation jobs require the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a Merchant Marine Credential (MMC).
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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $5,745.00 per year
Job training consists of classroom instruction and practical experience in one of the following departments: air, weapons, operations, communications, engineering, deck, administration, or supply. Training length varies depending on specialty. Further training occurs on the job and through advanced courses. Course content typically includes:
All mariners working on ships with U.S. flags must have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) from the U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Center.
Customer-service skills. Many motorboat operators interact with passengers and must ensure that passengers have a pleasant experience.Hand-eye coordination. Officers and pilots who steer ships have...
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