Licensure and Certification Outcomes

National Licensure Outcomes

United States Coast Guard License Examinations are administered by Coast Guard officials to Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering majors during their final semester of study. Students in these majors must pass their respective licensure exams in order to graduate. Recent licensure exam outcomes can be found below:

Marine Engineering 

Marine Transportation

State Licensure Outcomes

Students who take EN-3214 Municipal Wastewater Treatment have the opportunity to take Massachusetts Wastewater Operator Certification exams. Students who pass can then apply to obtain a certified Massachusetts wastewater treatment plant operator (WWTPO) license. Students primarily take the Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade 3 exam. MMA exam outcomes can be found below.

Wastewater Operators 

Students in the ESE program are required to take the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam during their senior year. This examination is the first step toward professional licensure in the field of engineering. The initial passage rate for calendar year 2018 was 55% (as compared to 65% among ABET comparators). Additional detail is available in the annual MMA Key Data Elements & Indicators report (see section on Other Measures of Student Achievement and Success).

FE Exam 

Certification Outcomes

Firefighting I/II training is offered to MMA students through the Onset Fire Department (previously the Barnstable County Fire and Rescue Training Academy from 2016 to 2018). At the completion of training, students can apply to take exams to earn firefighter I and firefighter II certification. Recent exam outcomes can be found below. Massachusetts fire service certification is administered by the Massachusetts Fire Training Council (MFTC).


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