Tidewater Community College’s Career Studies Certificate in Marine Electrical prepares you for an in-demand career in the maritime field as quickly as possible.
Marine electricians are responsible for inspecting, installing, maintaining and replacing electrical systems on boats, ships and other vessels.
This curriculum is focused on the maintenance and repair of shipboard electrical and electronic systems. You will learn fundamental electrical skills, circuits, transformers, power distribution and electric motor control, in addition to gaining a strong foundation in ship systems and marine electronics.
Graduates typically work in marinas, boatyards and shipyards or aboard ships.
Electricians who have already completed an apprenticeship may pursue marine electrician training to advance their careers.
Apply all your credits toward TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Maritime Technologies, Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Technology and an Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology.
Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill and other educational benefits.
Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there will be a 15 to 20 percent shortage of qualified maritime journeymen through 2020
Paid apprenticeships are available at companies like AMSEC, BAE Systems, Colonna’s Shipyard, Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Oceaneering
Cooperative education opportunities allow you to earn college credit on the job in one of the busiest, fastest growing port areas in the nation
“I saw myself in the classroom sharing ‘sea stories’ with my students when I was in Hawaii,” he said. “It’s a real privilege to be part of their journey.” – Bruce Bremer
Find a career pathway through the Southeast Maritime Transportation (SMART) Center, based at TCC
TCC’s Career Studies Certificate in Marine Electrical consists of 2 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly at the Chesapeake Campus.
Estimated Program Cost*:
19 credits x $181.10 per credit = $3,440.90 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2017 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.