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Continuing Education

For Recreational Boaters

The Seattle Maritime Academy provides continuing education training to maritime professionals in boating, fisheries, marine affairs, marine engineering, marine safety, navigation and seamanship. Students enrolled in our non-credit programs receive certificates for successfully completed courses, and may also take select courses for academic credit and/or sea–time credit.

Basic Electricity for Small Boats & Recreational Boaters

MW 6–9 p.m.
Designed for the recreational boater and for the small boat owner, this electrical class will take the mystery out of how electrical systems work. This 6-week class will cover batteries, alternators, solar and wind generators and related charging systems.

Students will discuss methods for determining load requirements, wire sizing and wiring techniques. Finally, the course will offer instruction on small A/C generator and power inverter system, electrical system troubleshooting and meter reading. (Minimum 10 students required)

Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance & Operation for Boaters

This course in marine diesel engines incorporates theory, operation, troubleshooting and repair. The student will learn fundamental operating procedures for marine diesel engines. Instructional format combines classroom lectures with applied training in diesel engine labs. For the small boat owner. Course requires a minimum of 15 students.

Recreational Boating

Coming Soon:

Seattle Maritime Academy is developing continuing education programs for recreational boaters in basic navigation, knot tying (marlinspike seamanship), small boat handling (both coed and women-only classes), and transiting the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard for women and a separate class for couples.

Contact us to learn more about enrolling in a continuing education program or to develop a customized professional development training for your organization.


Seattle Maritime Academy
Seattle Central College
4455 Shilshole Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107

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