2018 Course Schedule

Welding Proficiency is a two-week course designed to provide the marine engineer with the required welding skills needed for ocean going vessels. This course is designed to meet the Horizon\Maersk requirements for engineers. Safety, welding theory, and associated classroom activities are presented each morning.  The remainder of each morning, and the afternoons, are devoted to the hands-on practice of various welding techniques. The course emphasizes all-position maintenance welding using the SMAW (stick electrode) process on structural steel and OAC (oxy-acetylene cutting). Distortion control during welding and basic metallurgy will also be discussed. Common standards-of-practice, welding terminology, job setup, care and maintenance of welding equipment and personnel safety standards will be reviewed and practiced.  Course proficiencies are based upon AWS standard D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: Students should report with an adequate supply of work clothes appropriate for wear in a welding shop, including safety shoes, long-sleeved cotton shirt, and non-synthetic long pants. Other PPE will be supplied.

Welding is a four-week course which includes classroom and lab work. The course teaches the common welding processes and skills needed for a variety of maintenance and repair activities aboard maritime vessels. Safety, basic metallurgy, welding theory, and associated classroom activities are presented each morning. The remainder of each morning, and the afternoons, are devoted to the hands-on practice of various welding techniques and for increasing individual proficiency. The course emphasizes all position maintenance welding using the SMAW (stick electrode) process on structural steel. Other processes covered and practiced are GTAW (TIG), GMAW (MIG), FCAW (flux cored wire-feed), OAW (gas welding), OAC (oxy-acetylene cutting), PAC (plasma-arc cutting), soldering, brazing, and exothermic welding. Various welding processes are also practiced with non-ferrous alloys, especially aluminum and copper. Proper repair techniques for dealing with cast iron parts, building up and hard surfacing of wearing parts, and distortion control during welding will also be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Basic metallurgy, welding codes & specifications, standards-of-practice, welding terminology, blueprint symbols, process selection criteria, stray current protection, job setup, stress control, care and maintenance of welding equipment, personnel safety standards, and work site precautions will be reviewed and practiced. Course proficiencies are based upon AWS standard D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel. Students desiring a structural welding certification will be offered an opportunity based on their assessed performance in the welding lab.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: Students should bring an adequate supply of work clothes appropriate for wear in a welding shop, including safety shoes, long-sleeved cotton shirt, and non-synthetic long pants. Other PPE will be supplied.

This six-week course is designed to give the licensed engineer a working knowledge of the theory, construction, operation, maintenance, and casualty control of marine steam propulsion power plants.

Topics covered include: general steam principles, steam generation, turbine construction and operation, boiler feed water systems, water chemistry, and combustion control systems. Field trips to operating steam vessels are included in this course. These field trips include one overnight trip to the SS John Brown where students are required to stand watch.

Note: This course is not available to members holding a valid license as Chief Engineer, Steam Vessels of any HP.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: Students should bring work clothes appropriate for working in an engine room environment. Safety shoes are recommended and eye protection will be made available. Field trips will require day travel; presentable attire required. One over night field trip will require clothes appropriate for working in an active steam engineering room environment. TWIC cards are necessary for field trips.

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed the Steam Engineering (MEBAMD-478) course and presenting the Certificate of Training will be considered to have either:

  1. Satisfied the requirements of 46 CFR 11.502(b)(4) for adding a steam endorsement equivalent to the same level of the motor license held at the time they attended the course. Applicants will be required to successfully complete the appropriate examinations for adding the steam endorsement; OR
  2. Be credited with 70 days sea service towards a raise in grade of their existing steam license, as per 46 CFR 10.404(a).

The TIG Welding GTAW Course is a two-week practical welding course for those students that have already taken the basic four-week Welding course. This course is concentrated on TIG welding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in multiple positions. This course is offered for those students wishing to increase their proficiency with the GTAW process. The majority of the class time will be devoted to hands on laboratory work and building the skills necessary to produce satisfactory welds. Important elements of safety, standard operating procedures and inspection associated with the GTAW process will be covered. Overall standards are based on the American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Steel Welding Code.

 

Course Capacity: 6 students

Prerequisites: Attendance of the CMES four week welding course within two years of course date

Special Requirements: Students should report with an adequate supply of work clothes appropriate for wear in a welding shop, including safety shoes, long-sleeved cotton shirt, and non-synthetic long pants. Other PPE will be supplied.

This three-week course is designed to provide marine engineers with a basic knowledge of refrigeration and air conditioning systems used aboard ships. The course is divided equally into classroom lectures and labs. Topics to be covered in the classroom include basic refrigeration system operation principles, pressure-enthalpy diagrams, refrigeration instrumentation, refrigerants and the oils used with each, refrigeration system components, maintenance practices and systemic troubleshooting procedures. All of these topics will be utilized in the laboratory. Special emphasis is placed on the areas of computer based training and PC based Refrigeration System Simulators.

EPA Refrigeration Recovery Technician Certification for Type I and Type II or Universal is required for successful completion of this course. Those students not possessing this certification may take a supplemental course and test which will be available to students in the evening during this course.

 

Course Capacity: 10 students

Prerequisites: Basic computer knowledge

Special Requirements: EPA Refrigerant Recovery Technician Certification for Type I and Type II or Universal is required for successful completion of this course.