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Marine Construction Program Code 314481

Technical Diploma

Offered at the Green Bay and Marinette campuses. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

The Marine Construction Technical Diploma will prepare learners with broad-based programming with specific skills in marine metals, electrical, mechanical, project management as well as component and materials testing skills. The program will provide a skilled workforce in trades who are able to build, install, operate and maintain integral marine systems.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the Shipbuilding and Repair Industry in one of the following marine construction fields.

Marine Welder: employment in Structural Welding, Welder/Fabricator, and Pipe Welder are possible. In these positions the graduate will build and repair components of vessels using basic knowledge of blueprints, metallurgy, and layout while applying the major welding processes used by the industry. With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment, such as Journey Level Welder, Welding Inspector, Welding Supervisor, Journey Level Welder/Fabricator, Pipe Fitter, and Outfitter.

Marine Electrician: employment in installing and servicing conduit, wire, cable, and equipment in new and existing commercial, industrial structures and marine vessels. Additionally, you may find employment in installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting motors, motor controls, lighting, and other electrical systems in an industrial plant or marine vessel. With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment, such as Electrical Engineering Technician, Electrical Supervisor, Journey Level Electrician, and Electrical Maintenance Supervisor.

Note

. Marine Welding students should take 31-421-334, Blueprint Reading I and other Marine Construction students have the option to take either 31-421-334, Blueprint Reading I or 31-421-355, Blueprint Reading/Sketch Industrial.

Program Outcomes

. Perform safety evaluation of the designated worksite, or assigned evolution.
. Use contextual reading skills, using shop forms, safety labels, etc.
. Interpret basic mechanical and/or electrical blueprints.
. Perform basic welding on carbon steel, and/or stainless steel, and/or aluminum.
. Verify quality control and workmanship metrics of production work.
. Use relevant industry terminology.
. Use materials according to application.
. Use appropriate measuring systems in the industry.
. Communicate with co-workers and supervisors.

Requirements for Program Entry

. Complete Application.
. High School transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
. As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are: Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 60. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum

Students following their selected Electrical, Welding or Composite study plan below will complete the Marine Construction technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.

MARINE ELECTRICITY

FIRST SEMESTER

10-413-314 DC Circuits
2
10-413-317 Fundamentals of Electricity
2
10-442-102 Intro to Marine Production
3
10-448-210 Intro to Marine-Basic
1
10-664-100 Automation 1: Control Logic
1
10-664-101 Automation 2: Motor Control
1
* 10-890-101 College 101
1
31-421-335 Blueprint Reading for Welders1
1
31-421-336 Weld Symbols
1
31-442-301 Material Cutting Applications
1
31-448-364 Marine Electrical Codes
1
31-448-365 Marine Safety
2
31-448-369 Marine Wiring Tech
2
31-804-312 Math-Algebra/Trades
1
SEMESTER TOTAL
20
SECOND SEMESTER
10-182-111 Lean Operations
1
10-196-189 Team Building/Prob Solve
3
10-413-304 Electric Motor Control
2
10-413-328 Motors/Transformers
2
10-413-334 AC Circuits
2
31-413-339 Industrial Controls
3
31-422-310 Metallurgy
2
31-801-386 Communicating Effectively
1
Elective
1
SEMESTER TOTAL
17

MARINE WELDING

FIRST SEMESTER

10-442-102 Intro to Marine Production
3
10-448-210 Intro to Marine-Basic
1
10-804-101 Math 1-Trades
2
* 10-890-101 College 101
1
31-421-335 Blueprint Reading for Welders1
1
31-421-336 Weld Symbols
1
31-442-301 Material Cutting Applications
1
31-442-337 Metal Fabrication I
1
31-442-338 Metal Fabrication II
1
31-442-349 Metal Fabrication - Rigging
1
31-442-348 Gas Metal Arc Welding 1
1
31-442-356 Gas Metal Arc Welding 2
2
31-442-358 Gas Metal Arc Welding 3
2
31-448-365 Marine Safety
2
SEMESTER TOTAL
20
SECOND SEMESTER
10-182-111 Lean Operations
1
10-196-189 Team Building/Prob Solve
3
31-422-310 Metallurgy
2
31-442-359 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1
1
31-442-362 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2
2
31-442-363 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3
2
31-448-362 Marine Welding
3
31-448-368 Marine Weld Blueprint/VT/Rep
2
31-801-386 Communicating Effectively
1
SEMESTER TOTAL
17

MARINE COMPOSITES

FIRST SEMESTER

10-442-102 Intro to Marine Production
3
10-448-210 Intro to Marine-Basic
1
10-804-101 Math 1-Trades
2
* 10-890-101 College 101
1
31-421-335 Blueprint Reading for Welders1
1
31-421-336 Weld Symbols
1
31-442-301 Material Cutting Applications
1
31-448-363 Intro to Marine Composites
3
31-448-365 Marine Safety
2
31-448-366 Fiber and Matrix Layup
3
31-448-367 Composite Manufacturing Tech
2
SEMESTER TOTAL
20
SECOND SEMESTER
10-182-111 Lean Operations
1
10-196-189 Team Building/Prob Solve
3
31-422-310 Metallurgy
2
31-448-370 Composite Blueprints
1
31-448-371 Quality Control
3
31-448-372 Composite Repairs
3
31-448-373 Pattern & Plug Const Methods
1
31-448-374 Mold Const and Maintenance
2
31-801-386 Communicating Effectively
1
SEMESTER TOTAL
17

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
37

Curriculum Note
*The credit for 10-890-101, College 101, is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements.

Suggested Electives

Automation 3: PLC,
10664102
Power Electricity 1: Motors,
10620161

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.

10-182-111 LEAN OPERATIONS ...understanding of materials and operations management, systems approach, productivity attainment, forecasting, quality management, quality control, six sigma methodologies, process configuration, process analysis and process redesign.

10-413-304 ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL ...motor starters, overcurrent protection, overload protection, motor branch circuits, starting methods, troubleshooting motor circuits, and an introduction to PLC's. (Corequisite: 10-413-303, Industrial Controls)

10-413-314 DC CIRCUITS ...electron theory, electromotive force sources, voltage, current, resistance, power, Ohm's Law, series-parallel circuits and test equipment. (Corequisites: 31-804-312, Math-Algebra/Trades; 10-413-317, Fundamentals of Electricity)

10-413-317 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICITY ...atomic structure, electrical quantities, Ohm's Law, magnetism, AC concepts. (Corequisite: 31-804-312, Math-Algebra/Trades)

10-413-328 MOTORS/TRANSFORMERS ...magnetism, electromagnetism, transformers, DC generators and motors, AC single-phase and three-phase motors, and an introduction to AC drives. (Corequisite: 10-413-334, AC Circuits)

10-413-334 AC CIRCUITS ...AC theory, inductance, capacitance, impedance, series ad parallel AC circuits, AC power, power factor corrections, rectification of AC, diodes and silicon controlled rectifiers. (Corequisites: 10-413-314, DC Circuits, 31-804-312, Math-Algebra Trades)

10-442-102 INTRO TO MARINE PRODUCTION ...basic tooling, basic blueprint reading, basic layout assembly practices, basic steel welding, basic aluminum welding, basic stainless steel welding.

10-448-210 INTRO TO MARINE-BASIC ...industrial safety, maritime technology, basic HVAC, intro to composites, basic marine propulsion, basic rigging, basic electricity, project management, quality and team building skills.

10-664-100 AUTOMATION 1: CONTROL LOGIC ...electric motor control components such as switches, relays, starters, transformers; and safely mount and install motor and motor control components and perform related wiring and troubleshooting of motor control circuits.

10-664-101 AUTOMATION 2: MOTOR CONTROL ...electric motor control components such as sensors, timers and counters. (Corequisite: 10-664-100, Automation 1: Control Logic)

31-413-339 INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS ...electrical symbols, wiring diagrams, ladder diagrams, control logic, pilot devices, solenoids, relays, and time delay control (Corequisite: 31-413-345, Industrial Code)

31-421-335 BLUEPRINT READING FOR WELDERS 1 ...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge and understanding of orthographic projection, sketching, dimensioning, section and auxiliary views, structural shapes, metric conversation and interpretation of fabrications from prints (Prerequisite: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program)

31-421-336 WELD SYMBOLS ...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge and understanding of welding symbols AWS and ISO, weld joint nomenclature and welding joint geometry. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program)

31-421-355 BLUEPRINT READING/SKETCHING-INDUSTRIAL MECHANIC ...orthographic/ isometric sketching, multiview print reading, dimensioning and tolerancing, section/auxiliary views, weld symbols, piping/hydraulic prints, and electric motor prints.

31-422-310 METALLURGY ...manufacture of iron and steel, mechanical and physical properties of metals, metal identification, macro and microscopic grain structures, welding metallurgy, applied heat treating processes, and weld failures and fractures.

31-442-301 MATERIAL CUTTING APPLICATIONS...visual inspection of weld and cut edges, manual and machine oxy fuel gas cutting, air carbon arc cutting, plasma arc cutting, and mechanical cutting methods. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program)

31-442-337 METAL FABRICATION I (LAYOUT) ...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, process, and understanding of basic line and angle construction along with flat pattern development for radial line, parallel line, and triangulation (Prerequisite: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program)

31-442-338 METAL FABRICATION II (EQUIPMENT) ...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of general fabrication equipment, safety and operation used for sawing, bending, shearing, drilling and punching. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program)

31-442-348 GAS METAL ARC WELDING 1 ...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of welding in the flat and horizontal positions, fillet, pipe to plate and groove welds on plain carbon steel. (Corequisite: 31-442-301, Material Cutting Applications)

31-442-349 METAL FABRICATION - RIGGING ...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of general fabrication rigging that would be used in a shop and job site application. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program)

31-442-356 GAS METAL ARC WELDING 2 ...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of welds in the vertical and overhead positions, fillet, pipe to plate and groove welds with and without backing on plain carbon steel. (Corequisites: 31-442-301, Material Cutting Applications; 31-442-348, Gas Metal Arc Welding 1)

31-442-358 GAS METAL ARC WELDING 3 ...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of welds in the flat and horizontal positions on T-Joints (1F & 2F) and groove welds with backing (1G & 2G) on plain carbon steel using the spray mode of transfer and on aluminum. (Corequisites: 31-442-301, Material Cutting Applications; 31-442-356, Gas Metal Arc Welding 2)

31-442-359 GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 1 ...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of GTAW equipment set-up as well as the basic skills needed to make welds on plain carbon steel. Weld quality will be discussed but this course is only used to understand the basics of the GTAW process. (Prerequisites: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program; 31-442-301, Material Cutting Applications)

31-442-362 GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 2 ...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of making groove and fillet weld on sheet metal with plain carbon steel, 3XX stainless steel. Weld quality will be emphasized with all lab assignments (Prerequisite: 31-442-301, Material Cutting Applications; Corequisite: 31-442-359, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1)

31-442-363 GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 3 ...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of GTAW on aluminum as well as multipass groove welds on plain carbon steel. (Prerequisite: 31-442-301, Material Cutting Applications; Corequisite: 31-442-362, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2)

31-448-362 MARINE WELDING ...safety, equipment, accessories, inspection and repairs, weld types, joint nomenclature, surface welds, joints, positions and groove welds utilizing Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Flux Core Welding methods.

31-448-363 INTRODUCTION TO MARINE COMPOSITES ...an introduction to marine composite fundamentals of working with resins, fabrics and adhesives. Methods for ensuring quality control in the use of composite industry and ABYC standards stressed.

31-448-364 MARINE ELECTRICAL CODES ...electrical schematic reading, American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) electrical requirements as applied to unique marine use ensuring compliance with United States Coast Guard regulation as well as industry best practices. (Corequisite: 31-804-312, Math Algebra Trades)

31-448-365 MARINE SAFETY ...Marine Safety is an in-depth look at safe working practices with in the marine industry. Working in high places, appropriate PPE, electrical hazards and creating safe work environment.

31-448-366 FIBER AND MATRIX LAYUP ...this course covers the materials, processes and tools used to build a fiberglass part and their role in the open and closed molding laminating processes.

31-448-367 COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY ...this course takes a look at the building process for making quality fiberglass parts and will cover fiberglass part construction in a step-by-step approach from gelcoat to demolding.

31-448-368 MARINE WELDING BLUEPRINT/VT/REPAIR ...weld symbols, weld techniques, ceramic backed welding, marine specific metals and visual testing of welds to determine flaws from failures. (Prerequisite: 31-421-336, Weld Symbols; 31-421-335, Blueprint Reading for Welders1 or 31-421-355, Blueprint Rdg/Sket-Indus)

31-448-369 MARINE WIRING TECHNOLOGY ...marine wiring, codes, processes and procedures. From pulling wires to panel hook ups, stud guns, cable runs, MCTs and grounding specifics on a ship.

31-448-370 COMPOSITE BLUEPRINTS ...composite-specific blueprints, locating information on the blueprint, orientation, conversions, revisions and how they relate to ECNs and FCNs. (Prerequisite: 31-421-336, Weld Symbols; 31-421-335, Blueprint Reading for Welders1 or 31-421-355, Blueprint Rdg/Sket-Indus)

31-448-371 QUALITY CONTROL ...how to check incoming materials to ensure they meet specifications and how to monitor the building process by having quality control inspection during the building process to eliminate warranty problems in the field.

31-448-372 COMPOSITE REPAIRS ...inspection methods to check for defects in a composite laminate using non-destructive methods. Learn proper techniques for making long lasting structural and non-structural repairs.

31-448-373 PATTERN & PLUG CONSTRUCTION METHODS ...various methods for building forms that composite molds can be built from. Students will work with wood and foam learning how to convert a CAD drawing into a finished pattern.

31-448-374 MOLD CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE ...standard and advanced methods for building long lasting composite molds for both open and closed molding manufacturing processes.

10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr.

10-196-189 TEAM BUILDING/PROBLEM SOLVING ...benefits and challenges of group work, necessary roles in a team, stages of team development, meeting facilitation, different approaches to problem solving, consensus, data acquisition, analysis, developing alternative solutions, implementation and evaluation. 3 cr.

31-801-386 COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY ...interpersonal communication, including the function of interpersonal communication, listening techniques, perception, non-verbal communication, language, self-concept, conflict resolution and customer service. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 OR ACT-English=16 AND ACT Reading=15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with a "C" or better OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with a "C" or better OR equivalent) 1 cr.

10-804-101 MATH 1-TRADES ...provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge skills process and understanding of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement, trigonometry, integers, algebraic equations, word problems, and practical plane geometry. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score =34 or ACT-Math score=13 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 2 cr.

31-804-312 MATH-ALGEBRA/TRADES ...signed numbers, order of operations, scientific notation, metric units/measurement, calculator operations, algebra, introductory trigonometry, Pythagorean theorem, solving right triangles. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score=65 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 1 cr.

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