The Marine Construction Technical Diploma is a one-year, three-semester program. Upon graduation, a student will have completed 41 credits.
ALL STUDENTS COMPLETE FIRST SEMESTER
10-442-102 Intro to Marine Production
10-448-210 Intro to Marine-Basic
31-421-334 Blueprint Reading I
31-421-355 Blueprint Rdg/Sket-Indus
31-449-301 Electrical Safety
MARINE WELDING FIRST SEMESTER
10-804-101 Math 1-Trades
31-442-317 Welding-Gas Metal Arc
31-442-335 Metal Fabrication I
MARINE ELECTRICITY FIRST SEMESTER
10-413-317 Fundamentals of Electricity
10-664-100 Automation 1: Control Logic
10-664-101 Automation 2: Motor Control
31-448-364 Marine Electrical Codes
ALL STUDENTS COMPLETE SECOND SEMESTER
31-421-333 Blueprint Reading II
31-421-362 Blueprint Rdg/Sket-Mach 2
31-448-363 Intro to Marine Composites
MARINE WELDING SECOND SEMESTER
31-448-362 Marine Welding
31-442-321 Welding-Gas Tungsten Arc
31-442-334 Metal Fabrication II
MARINE ELECTRICITY SECOND SEMESTER
10-413-327 Commercial Wiring Techniques
31-413-339 Industrial Controls
10-413-304 Electric Motor Control
ALL STUDENTS COMPLETE THIRD SEMESTER
10-103-111 Micro: Windows/Computer Basics
10-182-111 Lean Operations
10-196-189 Team Building/Prob Solve
31-801-386 Communicating Effectively
. The third semester (summer) courses may be taken at the beginning or end of the program.
Industrial Code, 10-413-345
Commercial Electrical Code, 10-413-346
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)
10-413-327 COMMERCIAL WIRING TECHNIQUES ...raceways and fittings, conduit bending, wire pulling methods, fastening systems, lighting and low-voltage wiring. (Corequisite: 10-413-346, Commercial Electrical Code OR 31-448-364, Marine Electrical Codes)
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)
31-421-333 BLUEPRINT READING II ...develop advanced blueprint reading skills to read and interpret moderate to advanced blueprints and shop drawings. (Prerequisites: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program; 31-421-331, Blueprint Reading 1)
31-421-334 BLUEPRINT READING I ...orthographic projection, sketching, dimensioning, section and auxiliary views, structural shapes, welding symbols, weld joint nomenclature, welding joint geometry, metric conversion and interpretation of fabrications from prints. (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.
31-421-362 BLUEPRINT READING/SKETCHING-MACHINE TRADES 2 ...blueprint reading, tolerancing, surface finishes, fits (inch & metric), basic welding symbols, casting, stamping, gearing and CAM drawings, and basic geometric tolerancing and dimensioning. (Prerequisite: 31-421-352, Blueprint Reading Sketching-Machine Trades I)
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 WELDING-CUTTING/VISUAL ...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.)
31-442-317 WELDING-GAS METAL ARC (GMAW) ...welding safety, GMAW equipment/set up, joint details and distortion control, GMAW weld faults, welding metallurgy, and weld symbol interpretation. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program; Corequisite: 31-442-301, Welding-Cutting/Visual)
31-442-321 WELDING-GAS TUNGSTEN ARC ...perform gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) in all positions, on plain carbon steel, aluminum, and 3XX stainless steel. (Prerequisite: Accepted into the Welding or Marine Construction program; Corequisite: 31-442-301, Welding-Cutting/Visual)
31-442-334 METAL FABRICATION II ...advanced metal fabrication tools developing assembly and sub-assemblies from working prints using various fabrication processes. Additionally, rigging and lifting, distortion control, and basic CNC programming will be incorporated. (Prerequisites: Accepted into the Welding OR Marine Construction program; 31-442-335, Metal Fabrication 1)
31-442-335 METAL FABRICATION I ...safety and introduction to basic metal fabrication tools and equipment utilizing precision measuring tools, geometric nomenclature basic layout and assembly skills along with polygon construction, and triangulation from scale drawings. (Prerequisite: Accepted into the Welding or Marine Construction program; Corequisite: 10-804-101, Math 1-Trades)
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)
31-449-301 ELECTRICAL SAFETY ...standard first aid, CPR and OSHA 10-hour course as it relates to the electrical field.
10-103-111 MICRO: WINDOWS/COMPUTER BASICS ...Windows desktop elements, help features, folder and file management (create, delete, move, find file), and Search strategies. Blackboard, internet, and e-mail usage. 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 77-851-759, BE Communication Prep IIB with "C" or better OR equivalent) 1 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. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Arithmetic=65 OR ACT-Math=15 OR 10-834-109, PreAlgebra OR 77-854-759, BE Math Prep IIB with "C" or better OR equivalent) 1 cr.