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Marine Maintenance Technology Associate & Certificate Programs & ABYC / NMEA Certifications at Marine Technology Center, Anacortes, WA

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Skagit Valley College (SVC) is a public community college, operating under the supervision of a local Board of Trustees appointed by the governor. The district includes Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties. SVC now serves students at the Mount Vernon Campus in Mount Vernon and at the Whidbey Island Campus in Oak Harbor. The college also operates three centers: the South Whidbey Center in Clinton, the San Juan Center in Friday Harbor, and the Business Resource Center in downtown Mount Vernon.

As a Transfer Degree student, you can take your first two years of college at SVC and then transfer to a four-year college or university as a junior. The graduates who go on to universities do as well or better than students who begin college at four-year schools. Or, if your goal is to retool or launch a new career, the college offers Professional/Technical degrees and certificates in some of today’s most in-demand fields.

Skagit Valley College is a member of the Marine League of Schools, and is the only program in Washington State where students can learn and sit for the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) certification exams. In addition, the Marine Maintenance Technology program is affiliated with the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) and the American Composites Manufacturer’s Association (ACMA). In addition to the core program, students may sit for the certification exams onsite.

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Academic Programs

Marine Tech Programs

  • Associate in Technical Arts (ATA) Degree in Marine Maintenance Technology - Marine Technician Emphasis (90 credits) / Marine Maintenance Technology - Marine Technician Certificate (90 credits): Marine Maintenance Technology (MT) prepares students for marine trades employment in three major areas - marine propulsion, marine vessel systems, and marine composites. Marine Maintenance Technology offers a one-year certificate which serves as the core for the two-year ATA degree. Marine propulsion provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to install, maintain and repair modern boat and ship engines and propulsion systems. Marine vessel systems teaches students how to install, repair, maintain and troubleshoot marine electronics systems. The marine composites curriculum prepares students by teaching the theory and practical application of a wide variety of composite materials and resins, starting with the foundation in core processes and techniques, moving to advanced composites knowledge and skills.
  • In the MT program students divide their time between the classroom and well-equipped lab facilities, and through on-site testing, will work toward credentials with the following: American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA),and National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), as well as other industry recognized certification entities.
  • Students will integrate their classroom learning with work-based learning experience in Cooperative Education at a supervised work site.

Certification Programs

  • ABYC Marine Electrician
  • ABYC Systems
  • ABYC Refrigeration and A/C
  • ABYC Corrosion
  • ABYC Gasoline Systems
  • ABYC Diesel Systems
  • NMEA Marine Electronics Installer
  • NMEA 2000
  • EPA Part 608

Last updated Jan 13, 2020