Students will be introduced to hazards related to working with electrical systems aboard vessels and will learn common industry best practices for identifying components of electrical systems. Students will learn to use meters to test marine electrical systems and will design, build, and test real-world electrical systems, including both DC and AC components. Students will learn about shore power components and real-life safety issues. If you wonder whether the class is right for you, feel free to contact instructor Kevin Ritz at email@example.com or (503) 709-5649.
The school provides tools and components for demonstrations and hands-on practice. Students will learn using a marine electrical systems simulator and will build a marine electrical board with multiple components. Students will also learn how to use digital voltmeters, clamp meters, wire termination tools, and other test equipment.
The Marine Systems Intensives provide both conceptual and hands-on instruction. Students will handle system components, watch demonstrations, learn to describe a system’s components and how they function, and will be able to perform specific tasks using industry best practices
Students learn how to:
- Describe fundamentals of electrical basics including Ohm’s Law and the Power Equations.
- Differentiate appropriate uses of series and parallel circuits.Draw circuits using basic electrical symbols.
- Calculate wire size, including ampacity and voltage drop, over current protection size and location, proper wire routing, support, and chaff protection.
- Describe recommended practices for standards-based color coding for DC and AC wiring aboard vessels.
- Use testing equipment properly, including digital voltmeters, clamp meters, circuit analyzers, and other specialized meters.
If minimum enrollment is not met our policy is to cancel a class 14 days before the start date. A full refund will be given in the event a workshop is cancelled by the school. Please keep this policy in mind when making your travel arrangements.
Intensives Cancellation Policy by Student:
A student may cancel enrollment without cause. The cancellation notice must be in writing. If a student cancels prior to the start of the course, the school may retain a registration fee of $100. If the student cancels during the course, the following refund schedule will apply:
|If the student completes this amount of training:||The School will keep this percentage of the tuition:|
|One day or up to 10%, whichever is less;||10% Retained|
|More than one day (or 10%), whichever is less, but less than 25%;||25% Retained|
|25% through 50%;||50% Retained|
|More than 50%;||100% Retained|
Before your intensive start date, you will receive an email with additional information about the course, including where to meet, what to bring, what to wear, and local lunch options.
Please be aware that a negative covid test and masking may be required for your course. More details will be shared as your course date approaches