In the Florida Keys, boating is a year-long business that is
enjoyed by both locals and visitors. Boats provide access
to our unique and beautiful offshore surroundings and
are essential to a number of industries, including but not
limited to tourism, diving, fishing, marine science, and
transportation. Therefore skilled marine mechanics and
qualified boat captains are constantly needed.
FKCC’s Marine Engineering Department offers courses
for individuals who wish to pursue careers in the marine
industry, as well as the weekend boater. The
s designed to prepare graduates to
enter the professional mariner world by learning about
vessels from the keel up. All phases of marine servicing
instruction follow industry standards.
The department also offers a one-year vocational
program to earn a
It is designed for students who want training
in marine gasoline and diesel engines, fiber glassing, or
welding without immediately pursuing an A.A.S. degree.
However, the coursework in the certificate program can
be applied to the A.A.S degree.
FKCC also offers training for the professional mariner,
including: Operator of an Uninspected Vessel (6 Pack),
100 ton Master Upgrade, Coastal Navigation, and Basic
Other Optional Certifications:
USCG Captain’s License
Marine Radio Operator
Optional Factory Certifications (Off site*):
Bombardier Rigging and Propping
Evinrude E-Tech Outboards
Evinrude E-Tech V Models
*Depending on Availability
For more information call the Department of Marine Engineering, Management and Seamanship at 305-809-3195 or
Chart your course to an exciting career in the marine industry.