Clatsop Community College MERTS Campus

As Oregon’s Maritime Training College the Clatsop Community College MERTS Campus serves both degree-seeking students starting in the industry and experienced mariners needing additional certifications, Clatsop Community College offers flexible one-week classes designed to provide training that fits into a mariner’s schedule.  Mariners can also complete our training programs in lieu of USCG testing for credentialing. 

If you are beginning your maritime career, Clatsop is now a USCG Training Ship Program. Students who complete our Vessel Operations Associates Degree have all of the sea time needed to obtain or apply for an Able Seaman Special (AB-Special) or Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels Upon Near Coastal or Inland Waters (OUPV). Clatsop is the only community college in the country with this program.