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Financial Aid, Credit for Experience, and Jobs

Getting credentials and education is more achievable than you might think. The Maritime Training Center has been federally recognized as a school of excellence in conjunction with the Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward. One of many aspects that make the MTC a standout is our ability to help people obtain funding for their education and the employability of our graduates. Below are links to our local financial aid resources and a list of maritime industry employers, as well as contact information to see if your prior sea experience can substitute for class credit.

Credit for Certified Experience

UAS students admitted to a degree program may be awarded credit by examination by completing a US Coast Guard approved final exam for the course in which credit is being sought. Mariners may also receive nontraditional credit by submitting a copy of their Merchant Mariner Credential or Training Certificate from a USCG/STCW approved training program. Credits will be graded pass/fail and will not be calculated in the students GPA. UAS does not guarantee transferability to other institutions.

To request credit for experience students should:

  1. Review the certifications approved for course equivalencies.
  2. Complete the nontraditional credit request form.

For more information, contact 907-228-4568.

Paying for School

You would be surprised at the resources available to help many of our students progress through out programs with minimum cost to them. 

Visit UAS Ketchikan's financial aid page

Maritime Industry Employers

CompanyJob Information
Alaska Marine HighwayJob Postings
Alaska Marine LinesJob Postings
Boyer Towing INCJob Postings
City of KetchikanJob Postings
CrowleyJob Postings
Inlandboatman's Union of the PacificJob Postings
Marine Exchange of Alaska
NOAA FisheriesJob Postings
Olson MarineJob Postings
Samson Tug & Barge
TOTE MaritimeJob Postings
U.S. Coast Guard Job Postings
VigorJob Postings
Workplace AlaskaJob Postings


Lisa Dale (she/her)

Lisa Dale

Maritime Trades Program Coordinator

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Angie Goffredi (she/her)

Angie Goffredi

Career Education Coordinator, Welding and Power Tech Lab Manager

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