Small Craft Systems

The Small Craft Systems program leads to an Associate of Science degree that is offered jointly by Maine Maritime Academy in Castine and with 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 Small Craft Systems program emphasizes the interface of marine systems with boat design and construction while practicing the actual installation of these systems in a real world setting.

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

2016/Fall – Undergraduate/Associate of Science/Small Craft Systems

Major Requirements

Credits : 71.00 Min  |  71.00 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
HC112 Humanities I 3.00
NS241 Seamanship 2.00
PS102 Technical Physics I 4.00
USCG2 USCG Fire Fighting Live Burn 0.00
Total : 9.00
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 Sem2 General Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EC% Any EC Course
GENED% Any GENED Course
HC% Any HC Course
HY% Any HY Course
PY% Any PY Course
First Year Semester 3
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
CO223 SVO/VOT Cooperative Work Exp I 3.00
Total : 3.00
Sophomore Semester 1
Courses : 5 Min  |  5 Max Credits : 18.50 Min  |  18.50 Max
Course Name Credits
LS MST120 Shop Methods/Materials 3.50
LS MST121 Composite Repair 1.50
LS MST122 Propulsion I 4.00
LS MST123 Propulsion II 5.50
LS MST124 DC Electrical 4.00
Total : 18.50
Sophomore Semester 2
Courses : 6 Min  |  6 Max Credits : 18.40 Min  |  18.40 Max
Course Name Credits
LS MST226 Marine Plumbing 3.00
LS MST227 Marine Electronics 1.50
LS MST228 Mechanical Special Topics 2.50
LS MST229 AC Electricity I 3.00
LS MST230 Marine Refrigeration & A/C 2.00
LS MST231 Project Boat 6.50
Total : 18.50