student and instructor examine engine

Professional Mariner Program

two young sailors in lido 14 sailboat

School of Sailing and Seamanship

professional mariner student practices on radar equiptment

Mariner Career Advancement

closeup of rowing students hands and oars

Intercollegiate Rowing

Orange Coast College is a 2021 Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE) designee. The CoE designation recognizes community colleges and training institutions that prepare students for careers in our nation's maritime industry.

For additional information, please visit Centers of Excellence on the MARAD website.



Job Fair & Industry Panel

Job Fair & Industry Panel

The Waterfront Campus and anticipates a great turn out of our Professional Mariner students as well as from our community. We also partner with Orange Coast College at the Main Costa Mesa Campus and attract students with various backgrounds and interests across all disciplines, including business, marketing, culinary arts, marine science, technology, and engineering. 

Orange Coast College's Professional Mariner Program is committed to supporting the maritime industry, from developing a pool of skilled mariners to fill vital positions to providing training to existing employees at your company or organization.


PMTC Elevator Update 5/2/23

At this time, the elevator remains out of service due to damage from our recent heavy rains.
We anticipate it may take sometime to complete the necessary repairs. If ascending and descending a flight of stairs poses any barrier for you to access classrooms or the office, please reach out to the Program Office via phone at 949-205-7352,
or via email to so that arrangements can be made.

2023 Event Dates

Open House Events 2023

learn about:

  • career development
  • enrollment
  • internships
  • certifications
  • scholarships

participate in:

  • full mission bridge simulator demonstration
  • desktop simulator demonstration
  • facility tour