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Welcome to Opportunities in Marine Science Technology

Saddleback has two options to give students flexibility in their marine careers. 

The Seamanship track offers students hands-on-the-deck training throughout Southern California and the Channel Islands, on boats as large as 48 feet! Classes prepare students for Coast Guard Licensing exams and to assist scientists, engineers, and researchers, abroad and ashore.

The Marine Science Tech track launches students into marine environmental management careers, teaching navigation and vessel operation, in addition to scientific fundamentals.

With demand high in California, there’s no better time to cast off toward a rewarding career in Marine Science.

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Potential Salaries

$38,770 - $116,420

Per Year

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Potential Careers

Environmental Scientist

Fish and Game Warden

Sailor / Marine Oiler

Environmental Compliance Officer

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Hiring Companies

Marina Sailing

Southwest, Fleet & Family

Moffatt & Nichol

Many More!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Salaries are sailing for Marine Science Technology Program professionals. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.

Environmental Scientist - $87,080

Sailor / Marine Oiler - $38,770

Environmental Science and Protection Technician - $57,740

Fish and Game Warden - $53,980

Environmental Compliance Officer - $80,810

Natural Sciences Manager (w/further education) - $150,350

Marine Engineer and Naval Architect (w/further education) - $114,110

Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary (w/further education) - $116,420

Saddleback College’s Marine Science Technology department offers two associate degrees and two certificates of achievement. 

For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Marine Science Technology page.

  • Marine Science Technician (Associate in Science)
  • Marine Science Technician (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Seamanship (Associate in Science)
  • Seamanship (Certificate of Achievement)

Moffatt & Nichol * Moog Inc. * US Department of Commerce * Hornblower Cruises & Events * Marina Sailing * Navy Region Southwest, Fleet & Family * Marina Sailing Long Beach * And Many More! *

The Marine Science Technology Department (VIL 7) can be contacted at (949) 582-4541.

Morgan Barrows, Department Chair - (949) 582-4624

Brittany Poloni, Sr. Lab Technician - (949) 348-6169

Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.

For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!

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