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Westlawn Continuing Education Courses
our concise distance-learning, continuing-education courses to improve your
knowledge of boatbuilding and design, and enhance your marine industry career. Earn
continuing education units (CEUs) for professional license requirements and
professional development. These courses are ideal to train your employees and
improve their skills. Students learn about hydrostatics, stability, resistance,
speed and powering, fiberglass/composite boat construction, production
boatbuilding methods, ergonomics and interior design, hull lines, corrosion,
and other pertinent elements for technical boat and yacht design. All Westlawn
courses are taken from home. They may be started at any time during the year, and
are completed working part-time a few hours a week. Students do not loose time
from work and have no travel expenses.
programs are designed to support careers in the marine industry—to make
employees more productive and allow them to advance to greater responsibility.
As one of the acknowledged educational leaders for marine industry education,
we encourage you to review the course information on this website thoroughly,
and start planning your training and professional development path now!
certificates of completion and/or Westlawn continuing-education units (CEUs)
are granted on completion of each course. CEUs and certificates are recorded in
the student’s permanent academic record at Westlawn.
Distance-Learning CE Course Offerings – 2014-2015
NOTE: All Westlawn
courses may be started at any time during the year.
Distance learning is the
cost-effective way to advance your career or train your employees:
travel, little time lost from work
on-site or off-site set up and no facility rental
when you want
at your own pace
Westlawn has been
teaching via distance-learning for more than 80 years.
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Elements of Technical Boat Design,
“Elements” – Introduction to Boat Design
Yacht Design Lite)
introduction to the fundamental concepts in yacht and boat design for marine
professionals (click here
for a detailed syllabus). Note: Graduates of Elements may continue on to
complete the full Westlawn Yacht Design Program. – Course Number: ETD
Here For Detailed Information On Elements of Technical Boat Design
“Last Friday we did
the stability test of our recently launched 43-meter motoryacht (I am working
in the study office in JFA Shipyard, France). I am glad that for the first time
I was directly involved in the process and could understand all of it easily.
Before that I had just a rough idea of what was going on . . . and this is just
one of the numerous examples of the applications of ETD [Elements of Technical
Boat Design] in my work since I started so I am really glad to follow it!”
METAL CORROSION IN BOATS
A comprehensive review of the causes of metal
corrosion in boats and appropriate preventative and corrective measures.
Course number: TT 500
Here For Detailed Information On Metal Corrosion In Boats
“I could have saved
the Gov. money if I'd only had [Westlawn course] TT 500 [Metal Corrosion in
Boats] years ago!”
National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
ADVANCED FUEL SYSTEMS FOR BOATS
A detailed examination of the requirements
for safe, reliable, and cost-effective fuel systems for boats. This comprehensive
distance-learning course provides instruction in safe, reliable, and practical fuel
systems for both diesel- and gasoline-engine boats.
Course number: TT 501
Here For Detailed Information On Advanced Fuel Systems For Boats
FIBERGLASS BOATBUILDING: MATERIALS
introduction to the fundamental concepts of sound fiberglass boat construction
practices and basic structural calculations.
Course number: BC 401
Here For Detailed Information On Fiberglass Boatbuilding: Materials And Methods
“Thank you, I really
enjoyed the course [BC 401 Fiberglass Boat Design & Construction]. From a
boat building perspective, and being in the industry for 30+ years, I thought
that the curriculum was well written and covered some very important topics.
Thanks again for everything.”
Quality & Processes
Recreational Boat Group
FIBERGLASS BOATBUILDING PRODUCTION
of the concepts important for cost-effective and reliable methods of building
fiberglass boats for mass production. The methods employed in series production
differ greatly from those used in custom or one-off building. This course
examines assembly line techniques used by boat manufacturers to design and
build a series of boats quickly and efficiently.
Course number: BC 402
Here For Detailed Information On Fiberglass Boatbuilding Production Methods
INTERIOR DESIGN METHODS FOR YACHT
DESIGN AND THE BOATBUILDING INDUSTRY
Crew safety and
comfort are critical factors in effective boat design. This unique course
covers the considerations required for attractive, ergonomically sound, and
practical passenger and crew accommodations. Ideal for both interior designers
and naval architects and marine engineers who need to gain increased
understanding of accommodation design. Strong CAD or manual-drafting
skills are required.
Course number: ID 201C
Here For Detailed Information On Interior Design Methods For Yacht Design And
The Boatbuilding Industry