I’m considering maritime school eventually to become a deck officer and am looking for some feedback on a couple things.
1) I have shoplifting convictions from when I was 16 & 17 years old. Record has been clean since. I wouldn’t graduate until my mid to late 30’s. Is this going to be a major issue for me seeking work in the industry? I certainly don’t want to spend a fortune on school to find out afterwards I’m barred from entry.
2) I’m bad at math and I hear the schooling is math heavy. This makes me extremely nervous as I will be the student who will have to seek full time tutoring for any math requirements. Was anyone else in this situation and did they prevail? How much math is actually used on the job?
I appreciate any feedback, thanks in advance. Cheers!