Marine Science (MAR) at Rappahannock Community College


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MAR 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MAR 101 - General Oceanography I
Surveys physical and biological oceanography including an introduction to geological and chemical oceanography. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
MAR 102 - General Oceanography II
Surveys physical and biological oceanography including an introduction to geological and chemical oceanography. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
MAR 130 - Marine Maintenance Mechanics
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
MAR 157 - Small Outboard Engine Service
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
MAR 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
MAR 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
MAR 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
MAR 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MAR 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MAR 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MAR 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MAR 201 - Marine Ecology I
Applies ecological concepts to marine habitats, with emphasis on marine systems within the Chesapeake Bay area. Laboratory and field work may include the investigation of reachable habitats and the collection, observation and identification of local marine fauna and flora. Prerequisite BIO 102 or divisional permission. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
MAR 202 - Marine Ecology II
Applies ecological concepts to marine habitats, with emphasis on marine systems within the Chesapeake Bay area. Laboratory and field work may include the investigation of reachable habitats and the collection, observation and identification of local marine fauna and flora. Prerequisite BIO 102 or divisional permission. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits