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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.
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
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.
Distance learning is
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
no visiting instructors
modest tuition costs
start when you want
study at your own
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
Metal Corrosion In Boats
Course No. TT500)
Course No: TT 500
This comprehensive distance-learning course will provide a firm foundation in the
causes of metal corrosion. It also teaches current practices in its prevention, reduc-
tion, and cure.
Topics include: galvanic corrosion, electrolytic corrosion, wastage, pitting, velocity
effects, and cathodic protection. The cause and mitigation of corrosion of stainless
steel, copper- and nickel-based alloy, aluminum, iron, and steel are studied. Special
consideration is given to problem areas underwater, on deck and aloft, and in en-
gine and fuel systems
for a detailed syllabus
for more details and enrollment information on this and other
Westlawn essential continuing education courses
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