Summer Programs

College Now @ Kingsborough Community College

Career Exploration: Maritime Technology

Think "classroom" means a rectangular room with four walls on dry land? Think again, mates, and ready your sea legs. This summer you can study with an experienced sea captain, learning how to operate and navigate a boat and sail the waters of New York harbor and Long Island Sound! Along the way, visit professionals working in the field as you explore the various career options that exist at sea. There is some of that dry-land classroom stuff...but you get four transferable college credits for it. Ship ahoy! ALL eligible students take the following class, in addition to required hands-on sailing instruction, tutoring, and field trips. MT 46: Coastal Piloting and Seamanship This college-level course introduces students to nautical chart work, coastal piloting, and the principles of general seamanship. Coastal piloting topics include: the marine compass, nautical charts, piloting, tides and currents, position determination, navigational aids, and electronic navigation.
July 1 – July 31, 2014
Monday through Thursday (plus 2 Fridays)
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Four college credits upon successful completion.

Metrocards and lunch vouchers provided.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a New York City public high school student, entering 12th grade in September 2014
  • Have a minimum overall high school GPA of 75
  • Attend an orientation session in June
  • Show evidence of a strong interest in maritime technology by submitting an essay that explains why you want to enroll in this program
  • Be prepared to go outdoors in all types of weather and provide your own waterproof footwear and outerwear, and notebooks and pens
  • Submit an application, an official copy of your high school transcript, and a parental consent form allowing participation in the program and travel to trip locations
  • Participation is capped at 16 students due to limited space on the boat. Students who come from schools with maritime themes or Kingsborough Community College partner schools will be given priority, but eligible students from other public schools may attend if space permits.

Completion Requirements

  • Students may have no more than two unexcused absences
  • Graded quizzes, boat-handling demonstrations, and exams are mandatory
  • Students must participate fully in all classes, trips, and other activities

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For more information on this program contact Kingsborough Community College's College Now staff.