This course provides an introduction to the marine industry. Students will learn how to work safely in a shop environment and use service tools and information. Students will learn the theory of how two-and four-stroke outboard motors operate. This course will teach students how to repair, maintain, and rebuild two-stroke and four-stroke outboard motors. Also, students will learn about fuel, ignition, manual and electric starting systems, and charging systems. Small gearcase operation and repair are also covered.
This course is designed to teach the theory of DC electricity. Students will learn how to read electrical schematics and build and repair electrical circuits found in typical boats. The student will be able to diagnose, troubleshoot, and correctly use test equipment to repair boat and engine electrical problems. Emphasis is placed on safety, tools, proper use of test equipment, specifications, and schematics. Practical applications will include real world shop experiences that will reinforce learned electrical concepts. COREQUISITE: 31461314 Outboard Motors.
Marine Welding is intended to provide the technician with a sound basic background in the marine welding field. Upon completion, the student will be able to select the proper materials for repairing or fabricating welding projects, choose the correct welding method for a specific application, and complete a welding project safely. Tig welding for repair of aluminum fabrication items; MIG, ARC, and OXY acetylene principles are covered in this course. COREQUISITE: 31461314 Outboard Motors.
This course will provide students with advanced theory and hands-on experience to troubleshoot and repair marine engine fuel, oiling, cooling, starting, charging, and ignition systems. Also, students will learn about carburetor/ignition system synchronization and linkage adjustments, and storage procedures. Students will complete complex troubleshooting projects on running marine engines. PREREQUISITES: 31461314 Outboard Motors.
Outboard motor gearcases, hydraulic trim and tilt, and steering systems are covered in this course. Students will learn how to diagnose failures, rebuild, and shim a variety of gearcases. Different types and brands of steering systems are covered. Students will learn how to repair, install, and replace steering systems. Trim and tilt units will be tested and repaired. This will give students a good working knowledge of hydraulics and troubleshooting procedures for various brands of trim and tilt systems. Installation of outboard motors on boat transoms and mechanical, fuel, oil, and electrical connections will be covered. PREREQUISITE: 31461314 Outboard Motors.
Sterndrive transmissions, sterndrive transom plates, sterndrive trim and tilt, and power steering are covered in this course. Students will learn how to diagnose failures, rebuild, and shim a variety of gearcases. Different types of transom plates will be covered and will include shift, bellows, gimble ring, and bell housing repairs. Hydraulic lift systems will be studied and the student will learn how to repair and diagnose failures of cylinders, pumps, motors, and electrical systems related to trim systems. Marine power steering systems include the study of control valves, power steering pumps, and boat steering systems. PREREQUISITE: 31461314 Outboard Motors.
This course will provide students with the operational theory of marine can-bus communication network systems. Students will understand how the marine engine and its accessories communicate with display systems located at the boat’s helm. Students will view different manufacturers’ systems and be able to adapt specialized connectors to NMEA standard connectors and aftermarket accessories. Students will assemble and calibrate a working can-bus system onto an engine and helm display unit and engine control assembly. PREREQUISITE: 31461314 Outboard Motors.
This course will teach students the theory of how a four-stroke marine engine operates. Students will gain the skills needed to rebuild inboard four-stroke marine engines. Students will also learn the fundamentals of inboard fuel, ignition, starting, and charging systems.COREQUISITE: 31461314 Outboard Motors.
Inboard straight shaft transmissions are covered in this course. Velvet Drive transmissions will be the main training project. Hurth and Paragon transmissions will be covered to a lesser degree. Related components such as engine alignment, shafts, couplers, stuffing boxes, struts, strut bearing replacement, etc., will be examined also. PREREQUISITE: 31461314 Outboard Motors.
This course provides a basic working knowledge of marine diesel engines and their systems. Marine diesel theory, fuel and air delivery, and lubrication and cooling systems will be covered. Bleeding of fuel systems, adjustment of valve trains and injector pumps, and other maintenance issues will also be studied. COREQUISITE: 31461314 Outboard Motors
In this course, students will understand the theory of computer-controlled fuel, ignition, oiling, and control systems used on inboard and outboard engines. Systems included are sterndrive and outboard motor EFI, and outboard direct fuel injection. Students will repair and troubleshoot these systems using a variety of computer diagnostic software. PREREQUISITE: 31461314 Outboard Motors.
This basic communication course focuses on effective listening, speaking, reading, and writing in life and at work. Students demonstrate their skills both individually and in groups. Students also produce such employment documents as a cover letter, a resume, and a preliminary job portfolio.
This course covers practical applications of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, proportion, and formula evaluation. The course also includes measurement, U.S. and metric systems of measurement, and basic geometry.
Total: 41 Credits
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