Course Schedules

This course is designed to provide an officer in charge of an engineering watch an understanding of the proper utilization and considerations given to resources available in a maritime engine department. Areas of study will include team organization and team building, engine room procedures and practices, engine room communications, situational and cultural diversity awareness, and factors affecting human performance.

Each student successfully completing this course should have an understanding of the concepts and methods used to achieve an acceptable level of efficiency and safety with regards to the utilization of engine room personnel and assets.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: 

Any applicant who has successfully completed our Engine Room Resource Management (MEBAMD-187) course will satisfy:

  • The Engine Room Resource Management training requirements in 46 CFR 11.325(a)(3)(i) and (b)(1); 46 CFR 11.327(a)(3)(i) and (b)(1); 46 CFR 11.329(a)(4)(iv); 46 CFR 11.331(a)(3)(i) and (b)(1); and 46 CFR 11.333(a)(3)(i) and (b)(1); AND
  • The Leadership and Teamworking Skills training required by 46 CFR 11.329(c): AND
  • The Engine Room Resource Management standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.329(a)(3); Section A-III/1 and Table A-III/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 17-14 (Ch-2) Task 1.4.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed Task Control Sheets for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

The six-week Diesel Engineering course is designed to give the engineer fundamental working knowledge of the theory, construction, operation, and maintenance of main propulsion and auxiliary diesel engines, engine control systems, and related auxiliary equipment. Lab sessions utilize a Sulzer 1RND68 engine trainer, a Sulzer Bridge/Engine Room Control Console, a KMSS MC-90 Slow Speed Diesel Plant Simulator, an ALFAX/ALCAP purifier, and MAR-TEC fuel oil testing cabinets. Guest lectures and practical labs will be given by ABB Turbocharging and Woodward Governor vendors.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: Students should bring an adequate supply of work clothes appropriate for working in a diesel engine lab environment. Safety shoes are recommended. Appropriate personal protection equipment will be made available throughout the course. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed the Diesel Crossover (Endorsement) (MEBAMD-158) course will satisfy:

  • The course requirement of 46 CFR 11.502(b)(4) for adding the Motor endorsement to the level of their current unlimited Steam or Gas Turbine endorsement. OR
  • Receive 60 days sea service credit towards upgrading an unlimited third assistant (Motor) engineer license to an unlimited second assistant (Motor) engineer license. This course cannot be used for recency.
  • The Motor Plants training requirements of 46 CFR 11.329(a)(4)(ix).
  • The Motor standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.329(a)(3); Section A-III/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 17-14 Ch-2 Tasks 1.1.B, 4.2.C, 4.3.C, 4.3.F. and 6.1.B.
  • The Motor standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.325(a)(2); Section A-III/2 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 15-14 Ch-1 Tasks 1.1.A, 1.1.B, 1.1.C, 1.1.D, 3.1.A, and 7.1.A.

This course may be used for only one application towards sea time credit OR Diesel endorsement cross-over and may not be used for subsequent raises-in-grade or cross-over applications. The applicant will need to take the Increase in Scope exam for this course at a USCG REC.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed "Control Sheets" for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

Advanced Pipe Welding Practices is a two-week advanced practical welding course for students that have already completed the four-week basic welding course. This two-week course is concentrated on SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) of Pipe, which will be taught on mild steel in all positions. This course is offered to those wishing to improve their level of skill in welding and fabrication. The majority of class time will be devoted to improving the practical skills needed to successfully weld in all positions and joint types using the above mentioned process. Important elements of basic metallurgy, welding codes, standards-of-practice, terminology, job setup, blueprint symbols, controlling stress, care of equipment, personal safety, and work-site precautions will be reviewed. Overall quality standards and pass/fail criteria are based upon the AWS D1.1-Structural Welding Code-Steel.

 

Course Capacity: 6 students

Prerequisites:

1. Attendance of the CMES four week welding course within two years of course date.
2. Practical demonstration of welding proficiency if above criteria is not met.

Special Requirements: Work pants, long sleeved work shirt, and safety shoes are needed for wear in the welding shop. All other required PPE will be supplied. After successful completion of this course the student will be issued a certificate.

This two-week course is designed to provide marine engineers with a working knowledge of refrigeration systems with special emphasis on Thermo King and Carrier refrigerated container units.

The lab contains seven operating container units. The units incorporate the latest refrigerants (R-134a, R-404), microprocessors, and atmosphere controls. Our newest Thermo King and Carrier units utilize the scroll compressors. The school is also a Partner in Education with Thermo King Corporation.

Topics presented include basic refrigeration principles, refrigeration instrumentation, modern refrigerants and their characteristics, and Thermo King and Carrier container components.

Laboratory experiences are hands-on exercises that emphasize the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the refrigeration and electrical systems associated with these units.

 

Course Capacity: 10 students

Prerequisites: Previous electrical training and/or work experience associated with these units is highly recommended.

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