Maritime program brings Rose Point ECS to American Commercial Barge Line

02.28.2017 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

PASADENA, Texas – American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) recently selected the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center to deliver Rose Point Electronic Charting System (ECS).

Rose Point ECS is used by recreational boaters and commercial marine operators. American Commercial Barge Line approached the Maritime Technology and Training Center to facilitate the training for their crews located in the Houston area. The Center developed and customized a class specific to ACBL's needs.

“We’re excited to partner with ACBL and provide first-rate training to their mariners,” said Chief John Stauffer, associate vice chancellor and superintendent of maritime at San Jacinto College. “Rose Point ECS training will help ensure ACBL mariners remain proficient on one of industry’s most sophisticated navigation tools. Our Maritime Technology and Training Center is committed to providing mariners the training needed to advance in the industry and stay current with U.S. Coast Guard requirements.”

The San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus is located at 3700 Old Highway 146 in La Porte, Texas. The Center offers maritime company contract training, in-house U.S. Coast Guard-approved courses for working mariners and an associate degree program in maritime transportation. For more information, visit

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 finalist and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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