The school is keeping a close eye on the evolving situation with COVID-19. Given the many uncertainties in the current situation, we have postponed all scheduled Marine Systems Intensives. We will reschedule Intensives following the guidance of our local health authority.
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Dates to be determined | Tuition: $999
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.