Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Marine Electrical Systems III

 Title Abbreviation:   MT ELECTRICAL SYS III

 Department:    MT

 Course #:    134

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Advanced electrical systems including marine corrosion, advanced battery technologies, hybrid boat power systems, distributed power systems, and modern electrical control systems. Preparation for ABYC corrosion certificate.


Prerequisite: MT 133 with a "D" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand modern porblems related to marine galvanic corrosion.
  2. Calculate the proper amount of sacrificial anodes for a vessel.
  3. Complete a galvanic corrosion survey on a vessel and recommend corrective or maintenance items necessary for control.
  4. Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot stray current corrosion problems.
  5. Install and program distributed power systems.
  6. Install and test a generator auto-start system.
  7. Understand new battery technology.
  8. Understand how to properly charge new battery types.
  9. Install and calibrate battery monitoring systems to support vessel battery banks.
  10. Demonstrate understanding of synchronizing inverter operation and installation procedures.
  11. Understand function and testing of galvanic isolators, isolation transformers, and reverse polarity indicators.
  12. Demonstrate understanding of advanced marine electrical systems by completing installation guide questions with a 70% competence.
  13. Demonstrate understanding of marine corrosion surveys by completing industry guided questions with a 70% competence.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. Galvanic corrosion theory, component installation, component testing, wiring, and documentation.
  2. Corrosion surveys on boats in the water.
  3. Distributed power system theory of operation, component testing, programming and installation.
  4. Generator auto-start theory of operation, component testing, programming and installation.
  5. New battery technology theory and specifications.
  6. New inverter and generator theory of operation, component testing, programming and installation.