Small Craft Design

The Small Craft Design program leads to an Associate of Science degree that is offered jointly by Maine Maritime Academy in Castine and The Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design in Kennebunkport, Maine. Students spend one year at Maine Maritime Academy as residential students in Castine and one year at The Landing School in Kennebunkport. Students must meet admission criteria for both institutions to be accepted in this degree program.The objectives of the Small Craft Design major are to provide students with a structured learning environment in which they can become knowledgeable and proficient in the practical application of the fundamental principles of small craft design, and develop the skills to communicate effectively with other industry professionals by graphical and other methods as appropriate.

The following table outlines the normal sequence of courses taken by students majoring in Small Craft Design:

2017/Fall – Undergraduate/Associate of Science/Small Craft Design

Major Requirements

Credits : 67.00 Min  |  68.00 Max
2.000 Core GPA Minimum
2.000 Overall GPA Minimum
First Year Semester 1
Courses : 8 Min  |  8 Max Credits : 15.00 Min  |  15.00 Max
Course Name Credits
CS150 Structured Problem Solving with Computer 3.00
HC111 Composition 3.00
MS101 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4.00
NS101 Introduction to Nautical Science 2.00
NS103 Introduction to Vessel Operations 2.00
PE100 Basic Sailing 0.50
PE114 Ocean Survival 0.50
USCG1 USCG Fire Fighting 0.00
Total : 15.00
First Year Semester 2
Courses : 4 Min  |  4 Max Credits : 10.00 Min  |  10.00 Max
Course Name Credits
ET101 Graphics 3.00
HC112 Humanities I 3.00
PS102 Technical Physics I 4.00
USCG2 USCG Fire Fighting Live Burn 0.00
Total : 10.00
First Year Sem2 Free Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
% Any Course
First Year Sem2 Major Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
NS% Any NS Course
First Year Semester 3
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 2.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
( CO223 Or SVO/VOT Cooperative Work Exp I 3.00
YO213 ) Small Craft Design Cooperative Wk Exp 2.00
Total : 2.00 – 3.00
Sophomore Semester 1
Courses : 6 Min  |  6 Max Credits : 19.00 Min  |  19.00 Max
Course Name Credits
LS DSN111 Design I 3.50
LS DSN112 Naval Architecture 3.50
LS DSN113 Marine Engineering 4.00
LS DSN114 Structural Design 3.50
LS DSN115 Drafting and CAD I 2.50
LS DSN116 Design Topics I 1.50
Total : 18.50
Sophomore Semester 2
Courses : 6 Min  |  6 Max Credits : 15.00 Min  |  15.00 Max
Course Name Credits
LS DSN211 Design II 3.00
LS DSN212 Naval Architecture II 3.00
LS DSN214 Construction 3.00
LS DSN215 CAD II 2.00
LS DSN216 Design Topics II 1.50
LS DSN218 Design Project 3.00
Total : 15.50