Hydrography Technology

Program Information

Hydrography Technology will prepare students to enter the workforce through instruction in basic seamanship, maritime safety, hydrographic instrument installation/operation/and troubleshooting, hydrographic data collection using sidescan/multibeam/subprofilers, sound velocity profiling, and autonomous surface vehicle launch/recovery/operation/and troubleshooting.

Students completing this program will be prepared for a variety of entry-level positions in the field of Hydrography at the tech level.

Location of Program:

Hancock Campus

Program Start:

Fall Semester

Program Instructor Contact Information:

Sydni Shoemaker
sshoemaker@prcc.edu

Your natural abilities


  • Enjoy working on the water & traveling
  • Tech savvy
  • Problem solving ability
  • Proficient in math & science
  • Motivated & detail oriented

Classroom knowledge

  • Field experience
  • Data collection/system deployment
  • Workplace safety
  • Special projects
  • System troubleshooting & repair

Graduation options


  • Associate in Applied Science

Possible careers in this program:

Opportunities for hydrographic technicians include but are not limited to careers with government or private agencies. Potential for state, national and international travel exists within this field.

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