Groves High School
Reinforced Academics: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Student Organization: SkillsUSA
Certification Opportunities: N/A
Maritime Studies Career Pathway Courses Offered
Fundamentals of Maritime Studies - This course introduces students to basic principles and skills associated with the Maritime Industry, its function in U.S., world and local history, commerce, and basic terminology/nomenclature. Topics to include: seamanship, navigation, safety, terminal operations, stevedoring, logistics, engineering, port security, and the economic connection between the port and the global economy. To make the connection between the classroom and the maritime industry substantial tours of the local port, Coast Guard, and other maritime industries will be arranged.
Maritime Industry Career - This course is designed to offer students a comprehensive view of the many careers in the maritime industry. Students will develop a career plan designed to reflect the education, training, government service and licensure for the shoreside and seagoing careers covered in this course. They will identify the career paths and salary expectations, certification and licensure, educational and training requirements, geographical regions, prospective employment, and essential roles of the shoreside and seagoing careers. To make the connection between the classroom and the maritime industry substantial, tours of the local port, Coast Guard and other maritime industries are necessary.
Maritime Studies Applications - This course is designed to provide students interested in the maritime industry with entry level skills for shoreside and seagoing careers. Access to water and maritime industry facilities are needed in order to complete skills training necessary for this pathway. Students will also expand their knowledge of the industry and receive specialized training to make the connection between the classroom and the maritime industry. In addition, students will participate in simulations and have active involvement in scenarios at a port and/or other maritime facilities. Mastery of standards through project-based learning, interviews with industry professionals, technical skills practice, leadership development activities and involvement in maritime related associations will provide students with a competitive edge for entry into government/military services, the global market and/or post-secondary education. There may be a requirement for after-school or weekend hours.
Maritime Applications Internship - The Maritime Studies Internship (MSI) is designed to allow students to experience the workplace in the broad and diverse maritime industry. This course will help students gain interpersonal skills related to the workplace, including team participation, strong work ethics, mentoring, client and customer service, and the ability to work in culturally diverse environments.