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QMED

Maritime & Multi-Skilled Worker Program

The UAS Ketchikan Maritime & Multi Skilled Worker program is a United States Coast Guard approved class. This approval has significant advantages for seafarers seeking to upgrade their skills and credentials and for those seeking entry into the maritime field.  Successful completion of the program allows a reduction in required sea service days from 180 to 120. Upon presentation of the required sea time at the Regional Exam Center, the USCG will issue the QMED (Qualified Member of the Engine Department)/Oiler rating credential without any further testing.

Get Your U.S. Coast Guard Approved Credentials In Twelve Weeks

Students in the MMSW/QMED Program:

  • Are in class Monday – Friday (9:00am – 4:00pm most days) for 12 weeks every fall semester.
  • Benefit from hands-on training time along with technical knowledge
  • Learn the basics of
    • Diesel mechanics maintenance & repair
    • Hydraulics maintenance & repair
    • Refrigeration maintenance & repair
    • Welding
    • Marine electrical maintenance & repair

View the current Program Sheet

Learn Valuable Job Skills For Careers Outside of the Maritime Industry

Program takers learn skills related to other industrial jobs in shipbuilding, heavy machinery, construction, physical plant operations, welding and more:

  • Orientation and Safety
  • Naval Architecture
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Electricity
  • Welding
  • Pumps and Valves
  • Hydraulics
  • Refrigeration
  • Boilers
  • Rigging
  • Basic Fire Fighting
  • First Aid /CPR/AED
  • Personal Survival
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibility

Scholarships, Financial Aid and Internships

UAS Ketchikan partners with the Alaska Marine Highway System and other employers to find sea time internships for all students interested.  For more information, check out the program sheet or contact Mike LaBarge at 907-228-4572.

Contacts

Larry O'Loane

Larry O'Loane

Assistant Professor of Power Technology

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Mike LaBarge

Mike LaBarge

Assistant Professor of Maritime Studies

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