Each year California State University, Maritime Academy seeks support from employers in the continued educational development of our students. The application of in class learning to real world settings is a cornerstone in the development of a Cal Maritime graduate. Career Services administratively assists students with finding a Co-Op or a Cadet Shipping Billet onboard a sailing merchant marine vessel.
The purpose of the Co-Op Program is to integrate classroom studies with academic related work experience. All non-licensed cadets must participate in a Co-Op as required by their major and are designed for students who have completed two or three years of coursework.
Participating Majors: Business Administration, Facilities Engineering, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs, & Mechanical Engineering
For more information, please contact one of our Co-Op Coordinators:
Ryan Scheidemantle Career Coordinator (707) 654-1072
Leora Hodes Career Coordinator (707) 654-1077
Ryan Rodriguez Career Coordinator (707) 654-1196
Sea Training II
Our Commercial Cruise program can be a great resource for your organization. The purpose of the commercial cruise program is to pair students aboard commercially operated vessels.
Deck Cadets (Marine Transportation majors) are required to sail a minimum of 100 days aboard a 100 gross ton vessel.
Engine Cadets ( USCG License Track Mechnical majors and Marine Engineering Technology majors) are required to obtain a minimum of 60 days of sea time aboard a vessel with a minimum of 4000 hp.
All cadets are required to complete an academic project while at sea which they turn in to the academy for a grade. This program is an invaluable keystone element in the training here at Cal Maritime. Our cadets participate in commercial cruise their sophomore summer after completing their freshman cruise aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear.