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For Marine Surveyors, Boatbuilders, Managers and Small-Craft Designers
Distance learning is
cost-effective way to ad
vance your career or tra
your employees:
- no travel, little or no
time lost from work
- no on-site or off-site
set up and no facilit
- no visiting instructor
- modest tuition costs
- start when you want
- study at your own
ABYC Courses and Schedule for 2011
All Westlawn Courses a
nationally accredited b
the Accrediting Commi
sion of the DETC
The ABYC education department has been providing industry certifications, training, high
school and college curriculum, and industry seminars for over twenty years. They are provid-
ing the marine industry with the skilled workers required to build and maintain modern
small craft of all types.
ABYC is currently scheduling on-site factory training for 2011. Please call ABYC for custom
tailored, flat rate, instruction by top industry trainers at your facility (410-990-4460, Ext. 31).
The Marine Technician Certification Program developed by ABYC with “NOCTI Certification”*
has proven to be the industry standard. ABYC continues to provide the highest quality ma-
rine education and training throughout the country and throughout the year.
For course dates and descriptions
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NOCTI (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute) is a regular provider of the assessments
on which many certifying bodies depend for measures of applicants' standards-based knowledge and
Certificates benefit employers by showing that applicants have acquired specific skills. The
status of having a certified staff can lead to higher sales and customer satisfaction.
Westlawn is affiliated with
Mystic Seaport
. Visit the
Seaport to learn about the
history of boats, boatbuild-
ing, and design
(Course No. BC 401)
This comprehensive distance-learning course provides instruction in the fundamental con-
cepts of sound fiberglass boat construction practices and structural calculations.
This course focuses on current information on fiberglass/composite and related boatbuild-
ing materials, and the best techniques for using them. Topics include: reinforcement fibers,
resin systems, core materials, mold construction, production-facility requirements, boat-
building methods, elements of strength of materials, laminate design and specification,
assembly of components, and design examples.
NOTE: This course consists of lessons excerpted from Westlawn’s larger Elements of Techni-
cal Boat Design course and also in the full Yacht & Boat Design Program. On completion of
BC 401, students may transfer into either program and receive full credit.
for a detailed syllabus
for more details and enrollment information on this and other Westlawn
essential continuing education courses
Elements of Technical Boat Design
Course No: ETD)
Elements is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental concepts in yacht and boat
design for marine professionals. Note: Graduates of Elements may transfer to continue on
and complete the full professional Westlawn Yacht & Boat Design Program, receiving credit
for all the subjects passed in the Elements course.
Topics include: Hydrostatics, Stability and Trim, Principles of Resistance, Drawing of Hull
Lines, Ergonomics and Interior Design, Fiberglass Boat Design and Construction.
for a detailed syllabus
for more details and enrollment information on this and other Westlawn
essential continuing education courses