The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is committed to providing students a quality education in wooden boatbuilding and marine systems. We impart sound, practical knowledge through an emphasis on hands-on learning.
Degree and Diploma Programs
Federal Financial Aid
|Boatbuilding Program||AOS Degree||12-month||October|
|Marine Systems Program||Diploma||9-month||October|
|Marine Systems Intensives||Certificate||5-day||Variable|
The School’s AOS Degree program and diploma program follow an intense instructional schedule. Classes are held 9am – 5pm on Mondays, 8am – 5pm on Tuesdays – Fridays.
Core Subjects at a Glance
Fall Quarter: Basic Skills for Boatbuilders
All students take these introductory classes for the first quarter.
- 110 Classic Woodworking
- 120 Drafting
- 125 Lofting
- 130 Skiff Construction
Winter, Spring & Summer Quarters
- Boatbuilding, Part I-140
- Boatbuilding, Part II-240
- Boatbuilding, Part III-340
Note: An additional 4 general education or applied general education quarter-credits are required to complete the AOS degree. These credits may be transferred in from another approved post-secondary school or military transcript. Students may take a free course provided for students at the Boat School. Course offered subject to change. Please see the school catalog for more details.
Marine Systems Program
Fall: 1st Quarter
Marine Systems: Part I-170
Winter: 2nd Quarter
Marine Systems: Part II-270
Spring: 3rd Quarter
Marine Systems: Part III-370
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The ACCSC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The School is also licensed under the Private Vocational Schools Act, Chapter 28C.10RCW of Washington State. Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution.