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Marine Trades – Continuing Education

Questions?  Contact the Coordinator, Scott Leahy at leahys@carteret.edu or (252) 222-6090 for more information.

Available Courses

Advanced Marine Electrical Systems (co-curriculum course)

This course covers the skills necessary to wire 12-volt direct current and 120-volt alternating current electrical systems found on modern boats and marine applications. Topics include wirer sizing, batteries, wire harnesses, distribution panels, electronic component installation, and electrical system troubleshooting, including generators operation and disassembly. Upon completion students should be able to diagnose, test, and repair advanced electrical systems in marine applications and boats.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Start Date:
03-08-2021 | M/T/W/Th | 8 – 11:40 am | 26 sessions | Martec Bldg., Rm. 110

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New Boat Building Academy

This course will instruct students in boat construction, wood and woodworking tools, fiberglass composites, shop safety, and workplace success. This short term training will give an overview of the boat building processes and will provide pipeline training to students seeking employment in a custom boat building facility. For more information about this new program, please contact Scott Leahy at leahys@carteret.edu or 252-222-6090.

Course Fee: TBD
Start Date:
02-15-2021 | Martec Bldg., Rm. 110

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Boat Hull and Deck Construction (co-curriculum course)

This course provides hands-on instruction on how to build custom hulls and decks. Emphasis is placed on acquiring the skills necessary to build composite fiberglass hulls, plugs, molds, and cold molded wooden vessels. Upon completion, students should be able to construct a hull or deck to boat industry standards. Prerequisite: Marine Blueprints/Lofting.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book & Supply Fee: $75
Start Date:
03-08-2021 | M/T/W | 12 – 5 pm | 26 sessions | Martec Bldg., Rm. 110

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Boat Plumbing Systems (co-curriculum course) – Yacht Plumbing & Water Systems

This course is an introduction to the plumbing systems used on modern yachts. Topics will include pressurized hot water systems, water closets, sanitation systems, thru hulls, and sea cocks. Upon completion, students should be able to install heads, showers, and drains found on yachts.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book & Supply Fee: $100

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Composites, Intro to (co-curriculum course) – Working with Fiberglass

This course covers the fundamental techniques utilized in working with resins, fabrics, and adhesives, with special emphasis on composite material safety. Topics include component resin mixing and application of cores and fabrics, using product data sheets while emphasizing quality control of raw materials and finished product. Upon completion, students should be able to follow a lamination schedule, mix resins within strict parameters, and execute gel coat, solid, and cored panel repairs.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book & Supply Fee: $125

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Composites Tool and Mold Building (co-curriculum course)

This course covers the composite tooling process, including new mold designs for closed molding and infusion manufacturing techniques. Emphasis is placed on modern mold designs and construction techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to design and build composite molds for the boat manufacturing industry.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book & Supply Fee: $75

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Marine Blueprints/Lofting (co-curriculum course)

This course introduces boat plans and blueprints used in the construction or renovation of a boat. Emphasis is placed on the importance of understanding the Lines Plan which describes the shape of the hull. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare full size drawings (lofting) of a boat, plug, or boat component.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55

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Marine Diesel I

Course teaches basic skills in maintaining, diagnosing and repairing marine diesel engines.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: None
Start Date:
02-15-2021 | Monday | 6 – 10 pm | 15 sessions | Martec Bldg., Rm. 112

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Marine Diesel II

This course is a continuation of Marine Diesel I and will cover more advanced topics related to the maintenance and theory of operations of main propulsion engines.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: None

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Marine Diesel Engines (co-curriculum course)

This course covers two and four cycle diesel engines that are used for marine vessel propulsion. Emphasis is placed on construction, design, cooling systems, lubrication systems, and air-intake systems. Upon completion, students should be able to test, troubleshoot, diagnose and repair marine engine systems.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: None

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Marine Electronics (co-curriculum course) – Installation, Maintenance & Operations

This course introduces a wide variety of marine electronics that are used in the marine research industry. Topics include basic theory, AC/DC power systems, components, circuits, testing, troubleshooting, and installation of AC and DC marine electronics. Upon completion, students should be able to install, maintain, and operate basic marine electronics used in the marine research industry.

Course Fee: $125
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: none

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Marine Outboard Engine Repair

This program covers 2 and 4-stroke outboard engines and the systems used on each. Maintenance and repair will be the focus for this class. This course is taught by a certified master technician.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: None

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Marine Powertrains (co-curriculum course)

This course covers the principles and function of marine power trains. Emphasis is placed on marine gears, drive lines, gear reduction, and installation aboard vessels. Upon completion, students should be able to test, service, and trouble shoot marine power trains.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55

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Marine Woodwork, Intro to (co-curriculum course)

This course introduces woodworking techniques common to boat manufacturers and repair yards including setting up and adjustment of tools and equipment. Emphasis is placed on safety, understanding functions and limitations of equipment, project planning, and working accurately and efficiently with sharp tools. Upon completion, students should be able to fabricate basic marine wood components safely and efficiently.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Supply Fee: $50

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Marine Joinery (co-curriculum course)

This course builds on Marine Woodworking and introduces constructing advanced joinery projects utilizing modern boat shop tools and equipment. Emphasis is placed on designing and building very accurate production jigs and fixtures for increased efficiency and part consistency. Upon completion, students should be able to fabricate high quality cabinets and moldings typically found in yachts.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Supply Fee: $50

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Marine Spray Finishing (co-curriculum course) – Boat Painting Processes

This course covers the fundamental techniques used in the preparation and application of marine finishes, using modern coatings and spray equipment common to the marine manufacturing and service industry. Emphasis is placed on safety, product data sheets, mixing ratios, proper spray technique, troubleshooting finishes and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to correctly operate tools to efficiently prepare surfaces, apply fairing compounds, primers and finish coats to industry standards.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Supply Fee: $50

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New – Modern Woodworking with Computer Aided Drafting & Computer Navigated Cutting CAD/CNC

This course will instruct students on the operation of a modern Computer Navigated Cutting (CNC) machine while utilizing Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software. Students will have the opportunity to design and build custom parts and signs of their choice. The course will walk the students thru CNC equipment setup, alignment, maintenance, basic CAD instruction and CNC operating procedures.

Course Fee: $125.55
Supply Fee: $50
Start Date:
01-25-2021 | Monday | 6 – 9 pm | 12 sessions | Martec Bldg., Rm. 101

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New – Modern Woodworking / Wood Sign Workshop

Students will design and create completely custom wooden decor for home, office, or beach house. This course will guide you through the process of graphic design and ultimately converting your design into a sign that will be automatically cut on our computer assisted 3-axis CNC machine. Students will have the opportunity to create and cut up to three custom signs! Some examples of potential projects include custom signs for the holidays, family names, college logos, sports teams, and inspirational quotes. You are only limited by your imagination!

Course Fee: $95.55

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Solid Modeling, Intro (co-curriculum course) – 3 Dimensional Modeling & Design Software

This course is an introduction to basic three-dimensional solid modeling and design software. Topics include basic design, creation, editing, rendering and analysis of solid models, and creation of multi-view drawings. Upon completion, students should be able to use design techniques to create, edit, render and generate a multi-view drawing.
Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: none

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Traditional Wood Boat Building

This course will instruct students to build a Traditional Downeast Wood Skiff. The students will build a skiff using traditional materials and techniques. The course will take the student thru the process of using basic hand and power tools to transform raw lumber to a seaworthy 15-18ft skiff. The students will be divided into 2-3 student teams, with each team building a boat. The students will learn the history and design of the Downeast Skiff. They will learn basic shop safety and wood tool use. The students will learn lumber selection, lumber dressing and proper cutting techniques create frames, and construct the skiff, fair the hull and paint the hull.

Course Fee: $125
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Supply Fee: $35
Book Fee: None

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