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Marine Engineering Technology Program Code 104481

Associate Degree

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 Engineering Technology Associate Degree will prepare learners with programming specific to marine skills. Marine Engineering Technicians will assist the management team by designing marine systems and components. The program will provide a skilled workforce of engineering technicians who are able to design integral marine systems.

Employment Potential

. A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the marine manufacturing sector of building boats, to yachts, to ships as a Marine Engineering Technician, a Mechanical Design Technician, a Mechanical Drafter, or an Electro-Mechanical Designer.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

. With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment as a Naval Architect, Marine Engineer, Project Engineer or a Lead Designer.


Students must have had two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry and an acceptable Academic Skills Assessment College Math score or have completed or tested out of Intermediate Algebra w Apps, course 10-804-118, before taking the following First Semester program course: 10-804-196, Trigonometry w/Apps.

Program Outcomes

. Display proficiency with the use of CAD-based design software/procedures.
. Develop from design drawings the process drawings for the production floor.
. Apply mathematical reasoning .
. Perform safety evaluation of the designated worksite or assigned evolution.
. Analyze stresses caused by forces acting on bodies at rest.
. Analyze forces acting on bodies at rest.
. Interpret basic mechanical and/or electrical blueprints.
. Verify quality control and workmanship metrics.
. Maintain files on a personal computer.
. Use relevant industry terminology.
. Use materials according to application.
. Use appropriate measuring systems in the industry.
. Function effectively in team or group settings.
. Display attitudes consistent with the profession.
. Communicate with co-workers and supervisors.

Requirements for Program Entry

. Complete Application.
. High School transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to
. A high school background in mathematics, science and industrial education.
. High school algebra or equivalent.
. As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Reading Comprehensions: 80; Sentence Skills: 75; College Level Math: 63. 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.
. Students will be required to take the Accuplacer College Level Math assessment instead of the Algebra assessment. The benchmark grade for Marine Engineering Technology on the College Level Math assessment is 63.
. The student will either provide proof of having completed course work in Windows, Word, and Excel or pass a proficiency test.


Students following the study plan below will complete the Marine Engineering Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.


10-442-102 Intro to Marine Production
10-448-210 Intro to Marine-Basic
10-606-113 CAD
10-606-157 Solidworks Fund and Drawings
10-614-113 2D Essentials
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-804-196 Trigonometry w Apps
* 10-890-101 College 101

10-442-153 Prototype Metal Fabrication
10-606-103 2D CAD - Advanced
10-606-122 CAD-Fabrication & Assembly
10-606-126 Geometric Dimension/Toleran
10-804-195 College Algebra w Apps
10-806-154 General Physics 1

10-448-204 Naval Architecture I
10-448-206 Ship Constructor
10-606-135 Machine Members-Strength
10-606-158 Solidworks Advanced
10-606-159 Materials Science

10-448-205 Naval Architecture II
10-606-141 Design Problems
10-620-100 Fluids 1: Basic Pneumatics
10-620-101 Fluids 2: Basic Hydraulics
10-620-165 Fluids 3: Inter Hydraulics
10-801-136 English Composition 1
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
10-809-199 Psychology Of Human Relations


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.


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

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.

10-442-153 PROTOTYPE METAL FABRICATION...ferrous and non-ferrous metals, oxyacetylene gas, tungsten arc, gas metal arc, and metal fabrication.

10-448-204 NAVAL ARCHITECTURE I ...lines plan, static stability, hydrostatic curve, determination of areas, volumes, displacement, buoyancy of damaged vessels and stability criteria, launching of ships. (Prerequisites: 10-804-195, College Algebra w/Apps; 10-804-195, Trigonometry w/Apps)

10-448-205 NAVAL ARCHITECTURE II ...continuation of Naval Architecture I covering shipbuilding materials, stresses, loading, propulsion, resistance, speed and power calculation of a vessel. (Prerequisites: 10-448-204, Naval Architecture I; 10-448-206, Ship Constructor)

10-448-206 SHIP CONSTRUCTOR ...ship constructor terminology, software operations, interface basics, creating virtual ship models, revolved features, ship constructor drawing environment and fully dimensioned assembly drawings. (Prerequisite: 10-606-103, 2D CAD ā€“ Advanced)

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.

10-606-103 2D CAD-ADVANCED ...primary and successive auxiliary views; intersections and developments; intersections of planes and dihedral angles; piercing points; angles between lines and planes; revolutions; vectors. (Prerequisite: 10-606-113, CAD)

10-606-113 CAD (COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING) aided drafting using AutoCAD software focusing on template settings; creating and manipulating layers; basic drawing, editing, and inquiry commands; blocks and attributes; and plotting. (Corequisites: 10-607-119, Intro to Civil Engineering Technology OR 10-606-119, Technical Sketching OR 10-614-113, 2D Essentials)

10-606-122 CAD-FABRICATION & ASSEMBLY ...sheet metal drawings as applied to brackets, enclosures & guarding; welding drawings; threads & fasteners; stock components; working drawing documentation. (Prerequisite: 10-606-113, CAD)

10-606-126 GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING/TOLERANCING of standard dimensioning, datums, material condition symbols, tolerances of form and profile, tolerances of orientation and run out, location tolerances and virtual condition. [Prerequisites: 10-606-113, CAD; OR 10-606-157, Solidworks Fund and Drawings OR (10-606-162, Solidworks Fundamentals; and 10-606-163, Solidworks Intermediate; and 10-606-164, Solidworks Assemblies/Draw)]

10-606-135 MACHINE MEMBERS-STRENGTH ...force analysis, moments, truss and frame analysis, simple stress, properties of materials, joint design, centroids and moments of inertia, beam design, shafting design, combined stresses, columns. (Prerequisites: 10-806-154, General Physics 1; 10-804-196, Trigonometry w Apps)

10-606-141 DESIGN PROBLEMS gathering, mathematics, document standard practices, project management and teamwork. [Prerequisites: 10-606-126, Geometric Dimensioning/Tol; 10-606-135, Machine Members-Strength; 10-606-103, 2D CAD Adv; (10-606-158, Solidworks Adv OR 10-606-160, Solidworks Sheet Metal AND 10-606-166, Solidworks Loft & Surface)]

10-606-157 SOLIDWORKS FUNDAMENTALS AND DRAWINGS ...terminology, software operation and interface basics, creating basic models, creating casting and forging models, revolved features, Solidworks drawing environment and fully dimensioned orthographic drawings. (Corequisite: 10-606-119, Sketching-Technical, OR 10-614-113, 2D Essentials Sketching-Technical; Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows file management)

10-606-158 SOLIDWORKS ADVANCED ...sweeps, equations, configurations, draft, base and derived parts, assemblies, assembly drawings, auxiliary, section and special views, sheet metal, lofting, surfacing, and core and cavity. (Prerequisite: 10-606-157, Solidworks Fund and Drawings OR 10-606-163, Solidworks-Intermediate)

10-606-159 MATERIALS SCIENCE materials, material selection, the relationship between material structure and properties, and failure analysis for design improvement. Materials covered include: metallic, polymeric, ceramic, and composite/exotic.

10-614-113 2D ESSENTIALS ... an introduction to technical communication, annotation, geometric construction, model, orthographic and pictorial, section and auxiliary views and dimensioning.

10-620-100 FLUIDS 1: BASIC PNEUMATICS ...what fluid power is, differentiate between hydraulics and pneumatics, implement basic pneumatic circuits, utilize schematics, apply Pascal's Law, define properties of fluids, implement airflow control and hydraulics cylinder circuits.

10-620-101 FLUIDS 2: BASIC HYDRAULICS ...hydraulic pumps, basic hydraulics actuator circuits, hydraulic schematics, apply Pascal's Law, summarize the effects of fluids friction, define properties of hydraulic energy, design hydraulic circuits with directional control valves. (Corequisite: 10-620-100, Fluids 1: Basic Pneumatics)

10-620-165 FLUIDS 3: INTERMEDIATE HYDRAULICS of cylinder actuating circuits with pressure-compensated flow control valves, how to control pressure, pilot-operated check valve applications, accumulator operation and application, hydraulic motor types and applications. (Corequisite: 10-620-101, Fluids 2: Basic Hydraulics)

10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer- Reading =55 and Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 OR ACT- Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-804-196 TRIGONOMETRY WITH APPLICATIONS ...topics include circular functions, graphing of trigonometry functions, identities, equations, trigonometric functions of angles, inverse functions, solutions of triangles complex numbers, DeMoivre's Theorem, polar coordinates, and vectors. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-CM=63 or ACT-Math 24 or 10-804-118, Intermediate Alg w/ Apps with "C" or better AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Introduction to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

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.

10-804-195 COLLEGE ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS ...skills needed for success in Calculus and many application areas on a baccalaureate level. Topics include the real and complex number systems, polynomials, exponents, radicals, solving equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), matrices, graphing, conic sections, sequences and series, combinatories, and the binomial theorem. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-CM=63 or ACT-Math 24 or 10-804-118, Intermediate Alg w/ Apps with "C" or better AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Introduction to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-806-154 GENERAL PHYSICS 1 ...applications/theory of basic physics principles: problem-solving, laboratory investigation, and applications including unit conversion and analysis, vectors, translational and rotational kinematics/dynamics, heat/temperature, and harmonic motion and waves. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Reading = 80 OR ACT-Reading = 17 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills AND Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 OR ACT Math=15 OR 10-834-109, Pre-Algebra w ā€œCā€ or better or equivalent) 4 cr.

10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =75 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

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