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, field trips and meeting professionals in the field.


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 6 – July 30, 2015
Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Up to 3 college credits upon successful completion

Metrocards and lunch vouchers provided

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a New York City public high school student, entering 11th or 12th grade in September 2015

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.