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Marine Service Technology (MSE)

MSE-143 Small Engines Theory, 3 cr.
Basic two- and four-stroke engine theory, design and construction. All basic systems are studied, as well as troubleshooting, failure analysis and repair procedures. Service literature, warranties and engine identification are covered.
 
MSE-146 Small Engines Laboratory, 3 cr.
Complete disassembly and reassembly of modern engines, troubleshooting, failure analysis and proper repair techniques. Hands-on testing and inspection of engine systems. Co-requisite: MSE-143.
 
MSE-147 Introduction to Marine Service, 2 cr.
This course will cover basic system operations of boats and off season storage, including how to properly operate a boat, dock and tie up a boat, the purpose of instrument gauges and accessories, marine industry terminology and how to identify various serial numbers. Considerable practice will be provided in properly winterizing boats and personal watercraft for off season storage.
 
MSE-148 Introduction to Detail, 1 cr.
This course will cover basic detailing of boats and personal watercraft, to include removal of mild oxidation; wax build up and fine scratches, how to properly restore optimum gloss, especially on dark colors, and how to provide long lasting protection from harmful UV rays. You will additionally learn how to clean and protect teakwood. This course provides practice in basic correct use of a buffer, detail cleaners, waxes, polishes and protectants, how to identify specific problems and possible solutions.
 
MSE-149 Introduction to Marine Rigging, 2 cr.
This course will cover basic rigging operation of boats and personal watercraft, including how to properly install motors and all necessary wiring, how to properly determine what motor should be installed and how to install gauges, depth finders, stereos and other equipment. The course will also include trailer set up procedures, the purpose of instrument gauges and accessories on boats. Factory service manuals, electronic and paper, will be used to look up parts as you learn marine industry terminology and how to identify various serial numbers on motors.
 
MSE-150 Shop Management, 3 cr.
In this course, students learn proper shop management procedures including parts ordering, inventory, repair order writing, payroll, employee-employer relations, customer relations and communication skills, sales and service in the service center, warranty procedures on marine products, computerized parts/billing systems and waste management procedures.
 
MSE-151 Shop Safety and Procedures, 1 cr.
Safe shop practices and procedures, including safe equipment operation, proper tool usage, importance of personal protective gear and how to handle emergency situations.
 
MSE-152 Dr System Fundamentals, 2 cr.
Introduction to the various types of drives which may be encountered. Construction, operation, maintenance and repair of outdoor power and other systems including transmissions; clutches; belt drives; sprockets and chain drives; and hydrostatic drives. Assembly, disassembly, inspection, troubleshooting and repair of these systems is covered. Lecture and laboratory.
 
MSE-153 Fundamentals of Electricity, 3 cr.
Basic electrical theory used in the small engine and marine field. Study of Ohm’s Law, electrical symbols, problem solving, types of circuits, usage of a VOM and other electrical test equipment. Lecture and laboratory.
 
MSE-154   Intro to Power Generators  1 cr.
This course is designed to introduce gasoline and diesel powered electrical generator systems. Students will be introduced to how generators function and how to properly set up and maintain this type of power equipment. Prerequisites: MSE-151
 
MSE-155  Drive System Fundamentals  3 cr 
This course is an introduction to the various types of drives and power delivery systems which will be encountered in the outdoor power equipment industry. Construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of outdoor power equipment, and other systems including transmissions, clutches, belt dives, sprocket and chain drive, hydraulics, and hydrostatic drives. Assembly, disassembly, inspection, troubleshooting, and repair of these systems are also covered.
 
MSE-158 Snowmobile Systems, 2 cr.
Snowmobile systems including clutches, suspensions, engines, tracks and other components are studied. Proper service techniques, troubleshooting, assembly and disassembly are covered along with a unit on performance work. Lecture and laboratory.
 
MSE-159    Snowmobile Systems  3 cr.
Snowmobile systems including clutches, suspensions, engines, tracks and other components are studied. Proper service techniques, troubleshooting, assembly and disassembly are covered along with a unit on performance work. Lecture and laboratory.  Prerequisites: MSE-151
 
MSE-164 Marine Engine 2 & 4 Stroke Theory, 2 cr.
Construction and design of two- and four-stroke marine engines. Correct service procedures, troubleshooting, failure analysis and advanced theory are covered. Prerequisite: first semester of program.
 
MSE-165 Marine Engine 2 & 4 Stroke Theory Lab, 2 cr.
Corresponding lab to Marine Engines Two and Four Stroke Theory. Hands-on testing and inspection of marine engines.
 
MSE-169 Marine Dr Systems T/L, 3 cr.
This course covers operation and construction of Marine Sterndrives, Inboard Drive Systems and Outboard Gear Cases. Also covered will be disassembly, assembly, inspection, troubleshooting, failure analysis, identification, rebuilding drives, adjustments procedures, advance theory and repair procedures as well as performance testing and propeller theory.
 
MSE-173 Marine Fuel Systems, 3 cr.
Marine fuel systems including carburetion, fuel injection and oil injection are studied. Troubleshooting, testing, adjustments, assembly and disassembly are practiced. Proper service procedures discussed and demonstrated. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: first two semesters of program.
 
MSE-183 Personal Water Craft Systems, 3 cr.
Theory and hands-on lab for all systems in personal watercraft including jet pumps, engines and steering systems. Repair, troubleshooting and service procedures are covered. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: first two semesters of program.
 
MSE-189 Marine Electrical Systems T/L, 3 cr.
This course will cover the principles of operation and construction of various components in the electrical systems of a Boat such as Ignition Systems, Starting Systems, Charging Systems, Tilt and Trim Systems, along with other accessories used in the Marine industry. Proper testing, troubleshooting, disassembly/reassembly, and installation of electrical components are also covered.
 
MSE-190  Marine Electrical Systems,  4 cr.
This course will cover the principles of operation and construction of various components in the electrical systems of a Boat such as Ignition Systems, Starting Systems, Charging Systems, Tilt and Trim Systems, along with other accessories used in the Marine industry. Proper testing, troubleshooting, disassembly/reassembly, and installation of electrical components are also covered.
 
MSE-252 Marine Advanced Drivability, 3 cr.
In this course students learn how to diagnose different fuel injection systems & their problems as well as know the difference between fuel systems. Students will be able to analyze these fuel systems along with using the latest test equipment. Each student will be able to understand and explain how these systems work. You will also learn how to use failure evaluating procedures.
 
MSE-273 Marine Advanced Fuel Systems, 3 cr.
In this course, students learn how to repair a wide variety of advanced fuel systems, for example, throttle body fuel injection, multiport fuel injection systems and direct injected fuel systems. Students practice how to properly test these systems and how to diagnose each one.
 
MSE-286 Marine Advanced Electrical, 3 cr.
In this course, students learn how to analyze electrical problems and procedures. Students understand how to go about troubleshooting different electrical problems such as ignition, hard starting, low speed engine miss, engine miss firing and engine running rough. Students will also evaluate engine running problems with different computer scanners and be able to apply these skills when they complete this course.
 
MSE-932 Internship, 6 cr.

On-the-job experience at a marine or small engine repair facility as a technician, part and service person, or salesperson. The student is evaluated by the job supervisor and the instructor. Prerequisite: completion of first year of program. 

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