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MRT 120 - Introduction to Ship Systems
Introduces basic aspects of shipboard work, including: shipboard jobs, shipboard safety, ship classes, knot typing, ships nomenclatures, compartmentation, basic applied math skills, basic hand tools and working in confined spaces.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MRT 130 - Marine Maintenance Mechnaics
Introduces the various subjects comprising the study of mechanics to meet the unique requirements of marine practice. Includes basic nomenclature, construction and function of hulls, motive power principles, propellers, steering systems, controls, electrical equipment, instruments, and accessories.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MRT 137 - Basic Marine Electrical Circuits
Focuses on basic electrical circuits common to small boat operations. Includes fundamentals of generators, alternators and their regulators, storage batteries, lighting systems instruments, protective devices, and all other primary power circuits, and the proper methods of installation, testing, trouble shooting, and repair.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
MRT 140 - Introduction to Hydraulics and Hydraulics Systems
Focuses on the fundamentals of basic symbols and diagrams of fluid power circuits. Includes control circuits from single motion to multiple interlocks, selection and use of common hydraulic components, operation and maintenance of shipboard pumps to include fuel transfer, raw water, fresh water, deck power, bilge and ballast, and sanitary electrical control of hydraulic circuits by switches, relays and solenoids.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
MRT 155 - Hull and Hardware Maintenance Repair
Demonstrates and applies the knowledge and skills required to perform maintenance repair operations on marine hulls of materials such as timber, metal, fiber reinforced plastic or fiberglass, including proper methods of surface maintenance and use of hand and power tools.

4 credits
MRT 157 - Small Outboard Engine Servcie
Focuses on the construction, theory of operation, maintenance and repair of small outboard motors. Includes modern diagnostic and test procedures, trouble shooting and repair followed by actual test tank operation.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
MRT 158 - Inboard Engine Service
Focuses on maintenance, repair and overhaul of modern gasoline inboard engines, drive components and stern drives. Stresses water diagnosis and test procedures.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
MRT 159 - Large Outboard Engine Service
Focuses on the construction, theory of operation, maintenance and repair of larger outboard motors. Includes conventional D.C. battery charging systems and alternator theory, operation and maintenance, conventional and capacitive discharge ignition system, hydraulic system, modern diagnostic and test procedures, trouble shooting and repair followed by actual test tank operation.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
MRT 160 - Marine Electrical for Maritime Vessels
Focuses on basic electrical circuits common to maritime vessel electrical systems. Includes fundamentals of AC power plants, electrical and lighting circuits, protective devices, and all other primary power circuits, and the proper methods of installation, testing, troubleshooting, and repair.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
MRT 165 - Stern Drive Transmission Service
Teaches the fundamentals of stern drive marine propulsion units versus conventional shaft and propeller configurations. Stresses differences in shafting, bearings, lubrication, and steering. Includes proper methods of operation and maintenance; also minor and major repair operations to include complete disassembly, inspection and trouble-shooting and repair.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
MRT 210 - Marine Electronics for Maritime Vessels
Focuses on theory of operation, service and repair of marine electronic systems. Includes control systems, navigation, RADAR, GPS, HF, VHF, satellite communications, lightning and corrosion protection systems.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
MRT 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits