The Perfect Location
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is located in the heart of more than 50 maritime businesses on Port Townsend Bay and surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Within a 1.5 hour drive of Seattle, the area is a gateway to the Olympic National Forest and coast line as well as the San Juan Islands.
Marine Systems Intensives are 5-days long, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, and are scheduled various times of the year. To be notified when new Intensives are scheduled, sign-up by clicking here.
Enrollees are awarded a certificate upon completion.
To be eligible, all enrollees must have:
• The physical and health capacity to undertake the day-to-day work.
• The ability to understand written and oral instruction given in English.
Financial aid and/or scholarships are not available for Marine Systems Intensives.
Students receive a certificate after completing 32.5 clock hours of instruction. Marine Systems Intensives are non-credit, continuing education courses and are not intended for entry-level employment. For a more in-depth career-training pathway, learn more about our 9-month Marine Systems Program. Intensives are accredited through the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and licensed by the State of Washington.*
*The Marine Plumbing and Outboard Engine Intensive are approved and licensed and are under review for accreditation.
Intensives Cancellation Policy by NWSWB:
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|
We recommend attendees book their lodging and accommodations as soon as possible as hotels and short-term rentals can fill quickly during in-season months (June-September). If you require lodging during your course, the Old Alcohol Plant Hotel, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock, WA 98339 is located one mile from the school. For other accommodations in the area, please visit www.enjoypt.com.