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Mission Statement & Accreditation

MissionThe mission of Maine Maritime Academy is to provide a quality education primarily focused on marine related programs. The curriculum will empower students to take on leadership roles, encourage rigorous self-discipline, promote curiosity, and provide graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the global economy.

Vision Statement

Maine Maritime Academy is a career-oriented college that strives to be a globally recognized leader in providing the highest quality maritime, engineering, engineering technology, marine science, and logistics education with facilities and laboratories that are at the leading edge of technological innovation.

Institutional Objectives

To qualify for the baccalaureate degree, students should, at the appropriate level:

  • Demonstrate competency in written and spoken English
  • Apply scientific methodology, apply basic concepts of mathematics and science, and be computer proficient
  • Gain a perspective of the social sciences, including knowledge about the interaction of human groups, of world and U.S. history, institutions, and economic systems
  • Demonstrate an ability to reflect on the impact of technology on society, which should inform intelligent action
  • Acquire a basic knowledge of the humanities, such as literature, art, and music, and appreciate their impact on the individual and on society
  • Gather, analyze, and interpret information
  • Demonstrate competency in a major field and understand its relevance to a profession
  • Furthermore, a baccalaureate degree assumes a capability to:
  • Deal creatively and realistically with personal, community, national, and international concerns
  • Think logically, act rationally, and make appropriate decisions about the future based on past and present conditions and circumstances
  • Understand ethics and aesthetics that provide a foundation for the development of a value system that can be translated into effective social action
  • Cultivate a sense of curiosity, a sense of beauty and practical wisdom in life


Maine Maritime Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., 209 Burlington Road, Suite 201, Bedford, MA 01730; telephone (781) 271-0022; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Marine Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Power Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Marine Systems Engineering program (Non-License Track and License Track) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The following programs are approved by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and meet international Standards for Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW): Marine Transportation Operations, Vessel Operations and Technology, Small Vessel Operations, Marine Engineering Operations, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Systems Engineering - License Track.

Maine Maritime Academy also holds membership in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Downeast College Consortium, and the International Association of Maritime Universities. The Academy is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

It is the policy of Maine Maritime Academy to provide equal opportunity and treatment to all students, employees, and applicants in all areas of the Academy. No person shall be discriminated against because of race, religion, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran’s status.

Maine Maritime Academy subscribes to the principles and policies encompassed by the Uniform Campus Crime Reporting Act. A general overview of campus safety and security issues is made available to all students and employees.

An audited Financial Statement is produced following the end of each fiscal year. For a copy, please request one by writing to the Maine Maritime Academy Office of Administration, Finance, and Governmental Relations.

Maine Maritime Academy is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling and complies with the Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

The Academy reserves the right to make changes in its rules, regulations, procedures, degree requirements, and fees. Our “online” Undergraduate Catalog is regularly updated with contemporary information and should be referred to for complete programming facts.

Online Catalog

The Maine Maritime Academy Undergraduate Catalog is published online; by the Academic Dean and is updated monthly during the Academic Year. The latest monthly update time is posted in the upper left hand corner of each section. Archived copies are available in the Academic Dean’s office and the Nutting Memorial Library, as well as online.

The Maine Maritime Academy “online” Undergraduate Catalog is updated monthly no later than the 20th of each month from September through May. Each section contains a small heading, “This section last updated mm/dd/yy”. This heading is updated each time that revisions are made within that section. All updates are approved and published by the Academic Dean. Undergraduate Catalog revisions should be submitted to the Academic Dean’s office by the 15th of each month.

Academic Program: The Registrar’s office will be responsible for submitting all curriculum revisions approved by the Faculty Senate to the Academic Dean. The Registrar’s office will assign course numbers and assure that course descriptions are complete, proper credit hours are assigned and prerequisites listed. The Academic Department Chairs are responsible for periodically reviewing the catalog and submitting revisions of their program descriptions, listed faculty, etc.

The personnel below will be responsible for submitting changes to their respective catalog sections:

  • Director of Admission: Admissions
  • Director of Financial Aid: Affording and Financial Aid Policies
  • Director of Finance: Affording
  • Dean of Student Services: Student Life
  • Executive Assistant to the President: Directory
  • Executive Assistant to the Dean: Academic Calendar.
  • Associate for Public Affairs: format or miscellaneous information and matters of general concern.

 Contact Information

       (207) 326-4311
       In Maine: (800) 464-6565
       Out of State: (800) 227-8465

       (207) 326-2109

  Postal address
       Pleasant Street, Castine, ME, U.S.A., 04420

  Electronic mail
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