Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

MARR 120 - Introduction To Marine Technology (1)

  • Prerequisite: ENG 19 and/or ENG 21, OR ESL 13 & 14, OR Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23; MATH 9, OR Placement in MATH 24/50/53
  • Co-requisite: MARR 122, 124, 129, 130, 142
  • MARR majors only

Introduces the student to career opportunities in the marine service and manufacturing industries. It also serves as an orientation to the Marine Education and Training Center (METC) and its policies. Students will be trained to fit personal protective equipment and to understand Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Marine nomenclature is also introduced with an emphasis on the terms used when vessels are hauled and secured on land. Classroom instruction and tasks performed will be in accordance with applicable American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Standards and industry best practices.

30 hrs. lect./lab. per term

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MARR 120, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding and practical application of METC policies
  • Understand key health and safety components of a Material Safety Data Sheet.
  • Fit and test an organic respirator.
  • Name and identify the purpose of each tool in the first semester tool kit
  • Name and properly use "directionals" ( This is how a marine technician indicates the relative positions of components on a boat)
  • Identify and state the purpose of each component of a vessel that a marine technician must be aware of in order to safely haul and secure a vessel on land. (Cleats, stanchions, transducers, shafts, props…)
  • Secure a vessel to the dock or pier with correct placement of fenders, lines, and appropriate knots
  • Name and identify the rigging components of a sailing vessel

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