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Neil Nickerson, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation 
Career Education


907-796-6577 (Fax)

Technical Education Center, Ketchikan Campus



  • 1996: Master of Arts, Naval War College, Newport RI
  • 1983: Bachelor of Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

USCG Licenses:

  • Master of Motor Vessels, Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans
  • Master Any Towing Vessel Upon Oceans
  • Able Seaman, Unlimited

Courses Taught:

Master 100T/OUPV
Master 200T Upgrade
Basic Safety Training
Able Seaman
Crowd Management
Crisis Management
Proficiency in Survival Craft
Radar Operator - Original & Upgrade
Apprentice Mate - Steersman


Captain Nickerson is our Juneau based Maritime Professor.  He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our program and through his efforts has expanded the UAS Maritime presence in Juneau immensely.

Captain Nickerson is a retired USCG officer and has many years of command experience aboard a variety of USCG Cutters.  Upon his retirement from the USCG, he worked as a Mate aboard towing vessels with Crowley Maritime in Valdez and as a relief Mate/Chief Mate for the Alaska Marine Highway System.  Captain Nickerson also was the owner/operator of Alaska Sailing Charters, commanding a 49 ft ketch on expedition, sightseeing and dinner charters.  In his spare time, Captain Nickerson enjoys surfing, kayaking and travel - especially to destinations with big waves!


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