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School of Marine Systems

Critical training for on board performance.

  • iyrs viewbook6-month programs starting September 2014 & March 2015
  • Receive hands-on experience under the direction of industry professionals
  • Use the latest technologies in preparation for ABYC and NMEA certification exams
  • Industry internship
  • Training in: Electrical Systems, Electronics, Steering, Marine Pumps, Fuel Systems, Diesel Engines, Gasoline Inboard Engines, LPG Systems, AC and Refrigeration, Fire Fighting Systems
  • Careers: Marine Systems Engineer, Marine Electrician, Diesel Mechanic, Marine Systems Technician, Electrical Designer, Outboard Technician

This 6-month program trains students to install, repair, and maintain every essential system on boats of all sizes: Electrical, navigation, electronics, steering, diesel engines, plumbing, firefighting, HVAC, refrigeration, and more. It’s an intense immersion into the world of modern boat systems.

Students work in teams. They get top-tier instruction and guidance from industry experts. They face the challenges and complexities of today’s technologies, and they emerge with a base of knowledge that will take them into any professional situation with the ability to succeed. Student externships deepen the exposure to actual work environments.

ABYC and NMEA certification exam prep is a core part of the curriculum, so students are ready to take the tests, and enter the industry.

The 6-month School of Marine Systems at a glance:

  • Systems covered: Electrical, Electronics, Steering, Fuel, Diesel engines, Gasoline inboard engines, Inboard/outboard and sail drive gear systems, Marine pumps, On-board tankage, Marine sanitation, Marine LPG. AC/refrigeration, Fire fighting systems.
  • Installation, trouble shooting, major systems maintenance and repair for sail and power boats.
  • Industry internship.
  • Integration with the Boatbuilding & Restoration and Composites Technology Programs for practical application.

The six-month Marine Systems program runs twice a year with the Fall session from September through February and the Spring session from March through August at the school’s satellite campus in Bristol, a Rhode Island coastal town with a high concentration of marine companies. Classes are held Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm.

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