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Essential Continuing Education
For Marine Surveyors, Boatbuilders, Managers and Small-Craft Designers
The Masthead
ABYC Courses and Schedule for 2012
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 2012. Please call ABYC for custom
tailored, flat rate, instruction by top industry trainers at your facility (410-990-4460, Ext.
104).
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
*
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
skills.
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.
THE DISTANCE-
LEARNING ADVANTAGE
Distance learning is
the
cost-effective way to ad-
vance your career or train
your employees:
- no travel, little or no
time lost from work
- no on-site or off-site
set up and no facility
rental
- no visiting instructors
- modest tuition costs
- start when you want
- study at your own
pace
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
Advanced Fuel Systems in
Boats
(Course No. TT501)
This comprehensive distance-learning course provides instruction in safe, reliable, and prac-
tical fuel systems for both diesel- and gasoline-engine boats.
Topics include: Applicable standards; fuel-system piping and filter requirements; fuel-piping
manifolds; anti-siphoning protection; access and fastening requirements; diesel-specific
fuel piping considerations and day-tank piping; fuel-transfer pumps; return-oil coolers; fuel-
line valves; calculating fuel consumption; calculating tank capacity and weight; specifying
fuel hoses, hose clamps, and piping; tank fastening; considerations in tank location; protec-
tion against corrosion; restrictions and recommendations for location of openings in fuel
tanks; tank-vent requirements and installation; fuel fills; fuel take-offs; common problems
related to spills at vents and fills; tank construction; choice and selection of tank materials;
requirements and recommendations for baffles and baffle openings; fuel-tank labels; tank
pressure tests; flexible bladder tanks.
for a detailed syllabus
for more details and enrollment information on this and other Westlawn
essential continuing education courses
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