Programs > Marine Technology
The Associate Degree in Marine Technology prepares students for careers related to oceanography and Great Lakes limnology. There is an increasing need for individuals trained in the field of aquatic science, and the objective of the degree at LSSU is to introduce students to a number of career disciplines within this field. The curriculum is an academically rigorous program where students work closely with faculty to learn the skills necessary for a career in marine technology.
Specifically the curriculum includes options for:
- Basic Science (math, biology, chemistry)
- Physical Science (oceanography, meteorology)
- Cartography (maps, GPS, GIS)
- Engineering (electrical, robotics, machining)
- Seamanship (boat handling, first aid, research sampling)
The US Coast Guard and Michigan Department of Natural Resources both indicate a growing need for marine technology expertise and there are many career opportunities.
- Marine science technician
- Able Seaman
- Marine research assistant
- Offshore field technicians
Other Programs Offered in Biology
- Biology: Health Professions
- Medical Laboratory Sciences
- Conservation Biology
- Fish Health
- Fisheries & Wildlife Management
- Marine & Freshwater Sciences
- Marine Technology (currently viewing)
- Natural Resource Technology
Location is Everything
LSSU is uniquely located on the shores of the St Marys river and adjacent to 3 of the Laurentian Great Lakes. There is a large maritime shipping industry passing through the Sault Ste. Marie daily. In addition as an international waterway, the St. Mary's river is also home to agencies such as the US Coast Guard, US Border Patrol as well as many fisheries and law enforcement agencies that all require employees with knowledge of marine technology. Sault Ste. Marie MI is regarded as a "working waterfront" which makes Marine Technology training very appropriate for LSSU.