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Northwestern Michigan College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as detailed on the college’s accreditation page.

ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission logoThe marine technology program seeking accreditation by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET is:

The Bachelor of Science in Maritime Technology, Marine Technology major (BSMT-Marine Technology)

ABET accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels. ABET is a globally recognized accreditation ensuring a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter the workforce. For more information on ABET, visit

Program Educational Outcomes

In three to five years, graduates of the marine technology program will have:

  1. An advanced level of technical competence in marine-based systems and ability to lead diverse and multidisciplinary teams
  2. An eagerness to learn new skills, both within their field and in new areas, in order to remain up-to-date with new technologies and increase their professional abilities
  3. An intrinsic drive to provide tangible benefits to society through their professional endeavors
  4. Establishment of a positive professional reputation for competence, integrity, and for effective communication in marine technology

Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the BSMT-Marine Technology degree:

  1. Graduates will have an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  2. Graduates will have an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  3. Graduates will have an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Graduates will have an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes
  5. Graduates will have an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams

Enrollment and Completion Information











Degrees Awarded





Fall to Next Term Retention

100% (11/11)

82% (18/22)

88% (23/26)

95% (21/22)

Fall to Fall Retention

82% (9/11)

59% (13/22)

65% (17/26)


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