Forerunner boat used in the vessel operations program

Clatsop Community College Receives 5-year Designation as Maritime Center of Excellence

Clatsop Community College has been named one of 32 Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE) for 2024 by the United States Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD). CCC is one of two institutions in Oregon to receive this designation in 2024 and was one of MARAD’s inaugural CoE designees in 2021. The 2024 designation is valid for 5 years.

CoE designations assist the maritime industry in obtaining and maintaining the highest quality workforce. The designation recognizes and promotes support for post-secondary maritime training programs that prepare students for careers in the marine industry.

“We’re looking forward to this continued partnership with MARAD,” says Kristen Wilkin, CCC Dean of Workforce Education and Training. “Our Vessel Operations program and U.S. Coast Guard certification options prepare students for successful private or commercial vessel operations careers not only in our local area but internationally.”

Housed at CCC’s MERTS Campus, the Maritime Science program offers U.S. Coast Guard approved Licensing, Ratings, and STCW courses to help the maritime industry employees maintain, renew, or gain licensing, training and experience. CCC is approved to administer tests and issue a Certificate upon completion and passing of the courses.

“Being that our facilities offer classroom, lab, and on-vessel training at the mouth of the Columbia River, we are the ideal location for maritime training in Oregon,” added Dean Wilkin.

As a Center of Excellence designated school, CCC will receive support for workforce training and education, including efforts to help advance the recruitment of students and faculty, expand facilities, create new maritime pathways, and award students credit for prior experience, including military service.

Dean Wilkin invites anyone interested in the program or a tour of the facilities to contact the front office in the Maritime Science building at the MERTS Campus location. Email or call 503-325-7962.

Non-Discrimination Declaration

It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Greg Dorcheus, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer, Lower Library, Suite 103, (503) 338-2406; TDD : Oregon Relay- Dial 711. For Student Access Services, contact Faith Forster, Columbia Hall, Room 111, (503) 338-2313.  


Students having questions about or a request for classroom accommodations should contact Faith Forster, Columbia Hall, Room 111, (503) 338-2313.   Community members having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact Greg Dorcheus, Lower Library, Suite 103, (503) 338-2406; TDD: Oregon Relay- Dial 711. Please send special needs and accommodations requests here. Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.

Declaración de no-discriminación

Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, sexo, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresióno discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Greg Dorcheus, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizada en la biblioteca, oficina número 103 , número de teléfono (503) 338-2406, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) marcar 711 en su teléfono. Para servicios de acceso para estudiantes, comuníquese con Faith Forster localizada en Columbia Hall , oficina número 111, (503) 338-2313. 

Ayuda a personas discapacitadas

Estudiantes que tengan preguntas o una requieran solicitud de adaptaciones en el aula deben comunicarse con Faith Forster, localizada en Columbia Hall , oficina número 111, (503) 338-2313. En cuanto a los miembros de la comunidad, se les pide que se comuniquen con Greg Dorcheus, localizada en la biblioteca, oficina número 103 , gdorcheus2@clatsopcc.edunúmero de teléfono (503) 338-2406, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) marcar 711 en su teléfono. Haga el favor de notificar a la oficina para que se le pueda proporcionar apoyo. La comunicación debe tomar lugar por lo menos dos días de trabajo antes del evento por el cual se requiera tal ayuda. Para más información, vea la página Web de Clatsop Community College bajo Información en Español.


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