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.
$38,770 - $116,420
Visit the Transfer Center Website
to discover your options.
Fish and Game Warden
Sailor / Marine Oiler
Environmental Compliance Officer
Southwest, Fleet & Family
Moffatt & Nichol
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.
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! *
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!