Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Marine Electronics

 Title Abbreviation:   MARINE ELECTRONICS

 Department:    MT

 Course #:    230

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.5

 CIP:    470616

 EPC:    736

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Includes National Marine Manufacture´┐Żs Association guidelines and familiarization with actual equipment operation of electronic devices for navigation and communication with installation interfacing and operation. Preparation for NMEA Basic Marine Installer certification.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand marine electronic navigational systems.
  2. Understand marine communications systems.
  3. Provide routine maintenance services for marine electronic devices.
  4. Understand the history of marine navigation.
  5. Understand operation of NMEA 0183 protocol.
  6. Understand operation of NMEA 2000 protocol.
  7. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Develop knowledge & profiency to pass certification exams.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Autopilots.
  2. Radio direction finder.
  3. Electronic charting.
  4. Radar; Loran; GPS.
  5. Knotmeter.
  6. Depth sounder and Fishfinder.
  7. Wind speed and direction device.
  8. Fluxgate compass and Satellite compass.
  9. EPIRB.
  10. Stereo equipment and VHF antenna system.