Marine Trades – Continuing Education

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

Available Courses

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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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

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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 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 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
Start Date:
10-19-2020 | M/T/Th | 2 – 5:05 pm | 24 sessions | Martec Bldg., Rm. 110

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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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Power Trains (co-curriculum course)

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

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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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