Marine Vessel Repair and Maintenance

Confined Space Entry/Rescue

This course provides training in the practices and procedures in confined space entry and rescue. The student learns what is required taken from 29 CFR 1910.146 Permit-required confined spaces, 29 CFR 1910.147 Control of hazardous energy (lock out/ tag out) and 29 CFR 1915 Subpart B. This course is mostly hands-on with preforming safe and correct confined space entry and rescue. This instruction is meant to be preceded by the Shipyard Competent Person course. 

Employability Skills Training

Provides trainees with techniques for communicating effectively with co-workers and supervisors. Introduces trainees to critical thinking and problem solving skills. Discusses effective telephone and e-mail communication skills. Reviews effective relationship skills, effective self-presentation, and key workplace issues such as sexual harassment, stress, and substance abuse.

Marine Carpentry

This course is designed to give students the carpentry fundamentals necessary to succeed in Marine Vessel Repair and Maintenance field. Carpentry plays a key role in the industry. Students will gain knowledge in vessel types, design, materials, methods, and finishing.

Marine Composites & Coatings

This course is designed to give students the Composite fundamentals necessary to succeed in the Marine Vessel Repair and Maintenance field. Composites and Coatings play a key role in the Marine maintenance industry. Through classroom and hands on training students will gain knowledge in composite and coating materials and techniques.

Marine Diesel Engines

The instruction in this class is focused on the theory and how and why the diesel engine works. The course is mostly hands-on with classroom time going through the engine components. Using what is learned during classroom time the student will dissemble and identify components, taking measurements and reassemble a diesel engine. The student will learn about the different types and marine applications of these engines.

Marine Electrical Systems

This course is designed to give the student a solid base of understanding concerning electrical basics from AC and DC circuits to motors & motor controllers, distribution systems, generating equipment, electronic principles, meters, and maintenance. Using both class room and hands-on learn ohms law and other electrical calculations. There will be practical troubleshooting techniques learned. Over 50% of the class is in various labs. 

Vessel Mechanical Systems

The course is geared to the auxiliary machinery on board a marine vessel. The main focus will be on vessel shafts, bearings, pumps, heat exchangers, and hydraulics. The student will learn the principles of the equipment and machinery along with practical applications, uses and troubleshooting and repair. There will be hands-on learning for each component to prepare them when they get out into the marine field. 

Marine Refrigeration

Through this course the student will gain a fundamental understanding of fluorocarbon based marine refrigeration. Using lecture and hands-on some of the learning objectives are refrigeration theory, refrigeration system gas laws, measurements such as BTU’s, use of troubleshooting equipment and troubleshooting techniques, and recovery equipment. Air conditioning and ventilation systems are considered. Safety is thoroughly stressed.  

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