Maritime Structural Fitters, also known as Ship Fitters, work in shipyards and construction sites to build and repair ships and other metal structures.


Our 12-weeks Structural Fitter program lets you master real-world skills, in a fast-paced, hands-on environment, where you'll learn how to weld, shape, and grind metal sheets, read blueprints, and use the necessary tools of the industry.

You will earn certifications in NCCER Core, Shipfitter Level 1, and Shipfitter Level 2.

WHEN/WHERE: This is a daytime course offered at SLCC's Morgan City campus starting July 1, 2024.

COST: $5,000 (You may qualify for tuition assistance. Contact 337-521-9028 or for information).


  • Age: 16+.
  • No High School, GED or HiSET required*

*A high school or HiSET diploma is required for most financial aid grant applications.


Whether you want to work in construction, industrial maintenance, maritime, or oil and gas, SLCC will prepare you for life as a ship fitter.

Average Salary: $43,840
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana Average Salary 2021)


To discuss tuition assistance options and enrollment steps, fill out this contact form or contact us at:

Economic & Workforce Development Division

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