Great Lakes Maritime Academy




The Great Lakes Maritime Academy is more than a college experience: As the state maritime academy of Michigan, our college educates and trains the finest deck and engineering officers available to the commercial shipping industry.

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Pride and tradition.

The Academy prepares college students to become merchant marine officers and business professionals in the global marketplace. Our training ship State of Michigan is utilized daily as a floating classroom and hands-on learning environment. We set sail at various times throughout the academic year to reinforce the skills taught shore side. As cadets progress through the Academy, they learn our industry first hand by completing essential sea time aboard commercial ships of the Great Lakes and oceans.


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Have a desire to travel and a passion for the outdoors? Do you possess a sense of adventure and an independent spirit? If you've answered "yes," you may want to consider a career in maritime. Through NMC's Great Lakes Maritime Academy, you have several cadet options:

In addition, you may supplement your cadet coursework -- and earn money toward your tuition -- by applying to be part of our Naval Reserve & Merchant Marine experience.

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy also offers professional development and industry training. More

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715 E Front St
Traverse , Michigan 49686-3016
United States of America

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