Brief Program Description/Goals
This program offers training in fiberglass composites and tooling, woodworking, vessel refinishing, as well as the component systems found on most boats. Students learn through lecture and hands-on instruction the procedures used in fabricating, repairing and maintaining composite sail and powerboats. Composite boat construction, marine woodworking and joinery, marine blueprint reading and lofting, marine spray painting systems as well as boatyard operation skills (crane, forklift, straddle lift, hydraulic trailer) are just some of the subjects covered.
What Is Unique About The Program
State of the art training equipment, personnel and facilities are the trademarks of this program.
Located on Ke‘ehi Lagoon, the facility features four large work bays in which vessels up to 45 feet in length can be worked on, modern classrooms and a working waterfront in which vessels can be hauled and launched, masts stepped and in-the-water repairs carried out.
The Honolulu CC Marine Education and Training Center (METC) ranks as one of the premiere training facilities in the United States and is Marine League School through the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC).
- ENG 19 and/or 21, OR ESL 11 & 13 & 14, OR Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23
- MATH 9, OR Placement in MATH 50/53
- Note: Respirator Use Clearance Required
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the MARR program, students will be able to:
- Perform tasks in accordance with American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Standards and best practices.
- Secure vessels, safely operate machinery and perform operations associated with dry-docking operations.
- Operate and maintain standard woodshop stationary and portable tools; sharpen, tune, and use standard woodworking hand tools; true wood stock accurately, safely, and efficiently; construct shop fixtures and jigs; and, read, interpret and create blueprints.
- Identify a variety of composite materials, formulate laminate schedules and demonstrate proficiency in laminating techniques, perform standard composite quality control tests, practice quality assurance and safety, and utilize the practical principals of composite-resin chemistry.
- Present a systematic approach to surveying damaged composite vessels and be able to execute marine-quality composite repairs.
- Perform pre-paint preparation and procedures, understand air compressor requirements, utilize common coating application systems, techniques and equipment, and understand and employ multicomponent paint systems.
- Fabricate components necessary to build a boat hull from a lofting, practice principals of attaining quality molds, apply spray and manual mold release systems, and calibrate and operate a plural component "chopper gun".
- State the basic operational principals and maintenance of common marine propulsion systems, and perform basic service and troubleshooting of marine engines.
- Perform trouble-shooting and testing of marine circuits, perform installation of electrical components commonly found on a vessel, perform marine battery service, recharging and installation, and understand and employ corrosion control systems.
- Understand State and Federal wastewater discharge regulations and perform installation and maintenance of plumbing components commonly found on a vessel.
- Survey a sailboat’s rig including running and standing rigging and perform installation and maintenance of systems commonly found on sailboats rigs.
Degrees That Can Be Earned
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Itemized Estimate of Educational Costs
- Tuition based on total number of credits taken.
- Books/tools/supplies approximately $2,200 for the two-year program.
Faculty & Staff
- Mission Statement
- College Catalog
- Campus Map
- College Policies
- Annual Reports
- International Students
- Non-Credit Students
- Off Campus/Military Students
- Returning Students
- Transfer Students