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Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding, Contemporary Wooden Boatbuilding and Marine Systems Degree and Training Programs in Hadlock, WA

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Located at Hadlock WA, the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding (NWSWB) is committed to providing men and women of all ages a quality education in traditional wooden boatbuilding and fine woodworking. The school strives to impart sound, practical knowledge in traditional maritime skills, using wooden boats as the training medium.

Full time programs at the boat school include nine-month diploma programs and twelve-month degree programs for an Associate Degree of Occupational Studies (AOS). The noncredit courses include full-time weekday courses in conjunction with experts in related maritime trades, evening and weekend Supplemental courses and a number of Workshops varying in length from one day to several weeks.

The school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSC).

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Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding

  • Associate Degree of Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree in Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding Program (12 months): Hands-on training following industry standards and techniques and a a compact twelve month intense training program to get you into the workforce quickly.
  • Associate Degree of Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree Contemporary Wooden Boatbuilding Program (12 months): Effective and efficient boat building and woodworking techniques through a combination of hand and power tools and a wide range of projects that create an environment for students to learn aside the instructor through 8′ to 30′ boat projects including power, sail, and row.
  • Diploma in Marine Systems Program (6 months): A compact 6-month intense training program to get you into the workforce quickly and hands-on training teaching CFR, ABYC, NFPA, ABS, and NMEA industry standards.

Contemporary Wooden Boatbuilding

  • Contemporary Wooden Boatbuilding Program (12 months): A compact 12-month intense training program to get you into the workforce quickly.

Marine Systems

  • Marine Systems Program (6 months): Hands-on training teaching CFR, ABYC, NFPA, ABS, and NMEA industry standards. A compact 6-month intense training program to get you into the workforce quickly.

Other Programs

  • Certificate in Marine Systems Intensives (5 days): Marine Systems Intensives for industry professionals consist of 5-day classes in marine diesel engines, marine electrical, marine corrosion, and marine hydraulics. They are non-credit courses that rely on industry-relevant mock-ups to provide hands-on practical training.
  • Workshops

Last udated: Jan 13, 2020