Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Marine Electronics

 Title Abbreviation:   MARINE ELECTRONICS

 Department:    MT

 Course #:    230

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.5

 CIP:    470616

 EPC:    736

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Includes National Marine Manufacture’s Association guidelines and familiarization with actual equipment operation of electronic devices for navigation and communication with installation interfacing and operation. Preparation for NMEA Basic Marine Installer certification.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand marine electronic navigational systems.
  2. Understand marine communications systems.
  3. Provide routine maintenance services for marine electronic devices.
  4. Understand the history of marine navigation.
  5. Understand operation of NMEA 0183 protocol.
  6. Understand operation of NMEA 2000 protocol.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.1 Apply theories and concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.

Course Contents

  1. Autopilots.
  2. Radio direction finder.
  3. Electronic charting.
  4. Radar; Loran; GPS.
  5. Knotmeter.
  6. Depth sounder and Fishfinder.
  7. Wind speed and direction device.
  8. Fluxgate compass and Satellite compass.
  9. EPIRB.
  10. Stereo equipment and VHF antenna system.