The first group of marine engineers from Fleetwood Nautical Campus have graduated.
They are now set to embark on careers at sea after securing foundation degrees in marine engineering at the Blackpool and Fylde College campus.
Some 15 students, including Lewis Singleton from Fleetwood, were among the first to enrol on the new course in September 2011.
They joined almost 100 deck officers of various rank at the graduation ceremony, held at the Marine Hall, who had completed HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees in Nautical Science at the campus.
A college spokesman said: “The degree was introduced after major investment, which introduced a fully-operational marine vessel plant maintenance workshop and an impressive full mission engine room simulator.
“The simulator is just about as close to being on board a ship as you can get without actually boarding.”