NOTICE: For the Class of 2021, students and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. With a strong focus on the safety of students and staff, maintaining an exceptional learning environment, and minimizing the risk of schedule disruptions, the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding will be a vaccinated school as defined by statewide regulations for the Class of 2021.
Starts once annually in October
The 6-month Marine Systems Program Offers:
- Hands-on training teaching CFR, ABYC, NFPA, ABS, and NMEA industry standards.
- A compact 6-month intense training program to get you into the workforce quickly.
- In-the-field training on real boats of all hull construction types; wood, fiberglass, aluminum, and steel.
- The opportunity to start from your own foundation – no prerequisites other than a high school diploma or GED. The program accommodates all skill levels and backgrounds.
- Access to the Port Townsend working waterfront providing networking with talented and experienced marine craftspeople.
What You’ll Learn
- Diesel Engines
- Marine Plumbing
- Steering and Controls
- Outboard Gas Engines
- Marine Heating, Refrigeration, AC and LPG
- Safety and Regulations
- Marine Electrical Technician
- Corrosion Technician
- Emergency Vehicle Electrical Technician
- RV Electrical Systems Technician
- Marine Engine Technician
- Ship’s Engineer
- HVAC Systems Technician
- Marine Maintenance Technician
- Hydraulics Technician
- Ship’s Electrician
- Outboard Technician
- Generator Technician
|Real boats, Real world||Students progress from learning and hands-on practice in the classroom, to in-the-field training among the rich resources of Port Townsend's working waterfront.|
|True Community||Be part of a community that supports NWSWB students - from providing housing options to including on-the-water experiences, from veteran support resources to experienced woodworkers and marine craftspeople sharing their expertise.|
|Awards & Certifications||Students graduating from the Marine Systems 6-month program receive a diploma that is both accredited through the ACCSC and licensed by the State of Washington. Students learn to perform work according to multiple industry standards, but are not required to pay for specific certification exams, and instead may elect to pursue those that fit their personal career direction.|