Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Advanced Marine Systems

 Title Abbreviation:   ADVANCED MARINE SYSTEMS

 Department:    MT

 Course #:    204

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    470616

 EPC:    736

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Advanced marine systems as found on recreational and small commercial vessels. Installation, design, and troubleshooting of modern marine systems such as water makers, fire suppression, propane, refrigeration, active stabilization, and advanced monitoring. Preparation for the ABYC Marine Systems certification exam.


Prerequisite: MT132.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand design, scope, and operation of advanced marine systems.
  2. Understand the theory, installation requirements, and troubleshooting of advanced marine systems.
  3. Understand industry standards and best practice techniques for installing advanced systems.
  4. Install and wire typical vessel marine system components such as water makers, fire suppression, propane and refrigeration, active stabilization, using ABYC and NFPA guidelines and recommended practices.
  5. Understand the theory, requirements, and design of electrical systems to support installation of additional systems.
  6. Install electrical and control systems related to these systems. Perform routine system monitoring and troubleshooting.
  7. Perform routine maintenance procedures on hydraulic system.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

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 . . .
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

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.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction to modern systems found on cruising vessels including theory of operation.
  2. Familiarization with the scope of work involved in choosing and integrating these systems.
  3. Proper use of guidelines and recommended practices of the American Boat and Yacht Council and National Fire Protection Association relating to this content.
  4. Exploration, theory, and installation of permanently installed fire suppression systems.
  5. Exploration, theory, and installation of stabilization systems. Exploration, theory, and installation of reverse osmosis desalination equipment.
  6. Exploration, theory, and installation of propane systems. Troubleshoot common problems associated with these types of systems.
  7. Electrical and control systems related to these systems. Routine system monitoring and troubleshooting.
  8. Routine maintenance procedures on hydraulic system. System maintenance procedures.