Marine Technician and Boating Trades Certificate Programs
MARINE TECHNICIAN 350-HOUR CERTIFICATE
This program runs from September to May two evenings per week, plus every second or third Saturday. We are currently enrolling for the 2007/2008 class. Scholarship assistance may be available through the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association William Armstrong Scholarship Fund. To obtain an application contact Ed Lofgren, Education Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To ask questions and discuss enrollment criteria, interested parties must contact Elaine Stewart, Dean of Workforce Development and Community Education, 508-588-9100 X 1560 or email@example.com. Web Registration is not available for this program.
This Program includes three required courses:
CSTT205 - Marine Technician Fundamentals (140 hours) - $777
This course is the first of three modules required to earn the Marine Technician 350-hour Certificate, a program approved by and offered in partnership with the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA). This course provides a brief overview of the marine industry and working environment for technicians, marine tools and equipment, and safety training. Introduced are the basic principles of internal combustion engines, engine systems, and basic electricity, plus the theory of power generation. In addition, fuel, water, steering, electrical, lubrication, ventilation, ignition and instrumentation systems are presented, as well as basic trouble-shooting for each system. Also covered are Spring preparation and repair, Fall lay-up, trailering, yard equipment, and basic boat moving and handling. Instruction includes both lecture and hands-on training. The second and third modules: Marine Technician Outboard Engines and Marine Technician Inboard Engines are offered the following semester. Through this program, the MMTA offers students assistance in gaining a position in the recreational marine trades.
CSTT206 - Marine Technician Outboard Engines (96 hours) - $647
This course is the second of three modules required to earn the Marine Technician 350-hour Certificate, a program approved by and offered in partnership with the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA). Participants learn the various parts and processes involved in installation, repair, and maintenance of outboard engines. Included are instructions on the fuel, electrical, lubrication, and cooling systems of two and four stroke outboards, both carbureted and injected engines. Also covered are lower units and propulsion, power tilt/ trim, tune-up, trouble-shooting, winterization and preventive maintenance of outboards. Instruction includes both lecture and hands-on training. Marine Technician Fundamentals is a pre-requisite for this course, and the third required course, Marine Technician Inboard Engines, will be offered next . Through this program, assistance in gaining a position in the recreational marine trades is offered by the MMTA.
CSTT207 - Marine Technician Inboard Engines (114 hours) - $657
This course is the third of three modules required to earn the Marine Technician 350-hour Certificate, a program approved by and offered in partnership with the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA). Participants learn theory, design, operation, controls, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting skills for marine inboard, inboard/outboard, stern drive, and diesel engines. The design differences among the engines, as well as their various cooling, lubrication, exhaust, gearing, propulsion, transmission, and hydraulic systems are presented. Instruction includes both lecture and hands-on training. Marine Technician Fundamentals and Marine Technician Outboard Engines are pre-requisites for this course. Through this program, assistance in gaining a position in the recreational marine trades is offered by the MMTA.
MARINE TRADES BASIC CERTIFICATE COURSE - CSTT201
This 45-hour, 15 week overview course introduces participants to careers available in the recreational marine trades with an emphasis on the role of the marine technician. Through lecture, demonstration, hands-on experiences, and field trips, information is gained about opportunities in the following recreational marine trade areas: electronics, mechanics, and boatyard skills such as rigging, hull preparation, shrink wrapping, boat transportation, plus marina operations, business office and customer service. In this course, participants will gain information and some practical skills for a career in the recreational marine trades.
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association approves this course. Participants who successfully complete it will receive an industry-recognized certificate. This course is subsidized in full through the MA Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Students must reside in Plymouth County, Bristol County or in one of the following cities or towns: Canton, Holbrook, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Stoughton or Weymouth.
Two sections are planned: Sat. February 2, 9:00am - 12:00pm and/or Weds. February 6, 6:30pm - 9:30pm. Please call 508-588-9100 x2032/2304 for more information, to see if this is the right course for you and to pre-register.
Please Note: All modules must be completed successfully to receive the industry-recognized Marine Technician Certificate for the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association.
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