Northeast Maritime Institute College of Maritime Science

"Honor the Mariner"

Fast track your career in the
Merchant Marine or the
United States Coast Guard, today!

Northeast Maritime Insititute

College of Maritime Science

Earn your Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science degree in just two years on a fast-track to employment! Northeast Maritime Institute (NMI) students are introduced to the exciting world

Education

Earn the knowledge and experience needed to succeed in the maritime industry

Adventure

Engage in guided, hands-on learning, state-of-the-art simulator training, and more

Employment

Fast-track your employment with the opportunity to enter the industry 

Education

Earn the knowledge and experience needed to succeed in the maritime industry

Adventure

Engage in guided, hands-on learning, state-of-the-art simulator training, and more

Employment

Fast-track your employment with the opportunity to enter the industry 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science

Earn your Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science degree in just two years on a fast-track to employment! Northeast Maritime Institute (NMI) students are introduced to the exciting world of nautical science through this co-operative educational program that prepares students for a career at sea.

Our teaching model includes hands-on learning, simulator training, classroom theory and co-operative shipboard experiences, meeting the needs of all styles of learners. Explore opportunities to travel in the “Semester at Sea” program, where you will gain real world experience, build professional relationships in the industry and earn sea-service towards your professional captain’s license.

We offer rolling admissions and are now considering students for our Spring 2024 cohort. Apply today!

Program Overview

United States Coast Guard Lateral Enlistment Program

The United States Coast Guard and the Northeast Maritime Institute – College of Maritime Science entered a historic partnership agreement in 2023. This agreement provides NMI graduates the opportunity to enter a Lateral Enlistment Program into the Coast Guard as junior petty officers upon graduation and completion of the USCG boot camp upon graduation from NMI’s Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science Degree Program. NMI graduates will have the option to enlist as third-class or second-class Boatswains Mates, enlisting either full time into the Coast Guard or into the Coast Guard Reserve while serving in the United States Merchant Marine.

Travel

Experience opportunities for global travel 

Sea-Time

Work as part of the crew and learn valuable skills

Course Credits

Work toward professional licensing

Career

Post-Graduate Career Opportunities

Program Overview

Summer At Sea Program

Complete two ninety-day summer externships where students experience different aspects of the maritime industry. Students will not only gain sea time, but they will also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge, hands on training and begin career networking.  

 

 

 

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Admissions

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Apply to the Nautical Science program today!


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Student Life

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Accreditation

Northeast Maritime Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.*

*Accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is extended only to the Northeast Maritime Institute College of Maritime Science’s Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science degree programs. This accreditation status does not extend to professional maritime training courses, continuing education courses and short courses offered at the Institute or through NEMO (Northeast Maritime Online).

Why Accreditation is Important

When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

  • A reliable indicator of quality
  • Approved program of study
  • Qualified instructors
  • Recognition by employers nationwide

Our Mission

To equip graduates with the combination of knowledge, critical thinking, problem solving, ethical decision making, and confidence which will enable them to safely and efficiently operate, maintain, and lead maritime and ocean-related industries toward a responsible and sustainable future.

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Founders Hall, NMI

32 Washington St
Fairhaven, MA, 02719
Monday-Friday
8:00AM-5:00PM