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Marine & Diesel Mechanics

(Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology Marine Systems Concentration)

This curriculum provides training for individuals interested in becoming technicians which service and maintain the propulsion systems of boats and other types of marine and industrial equipment.

The course work includes the maintenance and repair procedures of mechanical, electrical, hydraulics equipment used on marine systems. Students will inspect and test equipment to determine the cause of faulty operation, and then repair and replace defective parts.

Graduates of the curriculum should qualify as marine technicians which may be employed in marinas, shipyards, industrial and trucking industries.

Program Details

Associates in Applied Science Degree (A6024C)

General Education Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
ENG 114 Prof. Research & Reporting 3
MAT 120 Geometry and Trigonometry 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elec. 3

Major Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 2
HET 110 Diesel Engines 6
HET 112 Diesel Electrical Systems 5
HET 114 Power Trains 5
HET 115 Electronic Engines 3
HET 116 Air Condit./Diesel Equip. 2
HET 118 Mechanical Orientation 2
HET 120 Introduction to Mobile Equip. 2
HET 121 Marine Engines 4
HET 125 Preventive Maintenance 2
HET 128 Medium/Heavy Duty Tune Up 2
HET 134 Mechanical Fuel Injection 3
HET 145 Marine Electricity 4
HET 147 Marine Power Trains 4
HET 229 Brakes and Steering 2
HYD 112 Hydraulics/Med./Heavy Duty 2
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 2

Total Credits:…………………………………………….52

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall
Semester I
Spring
Semester I
Summer
Semester I
Fall
Semester II
Spring
Semester II
HET 110
HET 118
HET 121
ENG 111
CIS 111
ENG114
HET 112
HET 120
HYD 145
HET 115
HET 134
HET 147
WLD 112
HET 114
HET 125
Humanities/Fine Arts Elect.
HYD 112
HET 128
HET 229
MAT 120
Social/Behav Science Elect
HET 116

Diploma (D6024C)

General Education Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
MAT 120 Geometry and Trig. 3

Major Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 2
HET 110 Diesel Engines 6
HET 112 Diesel Electrical Systems 5
HET 115 Electronic Engines 3
HET 118 Mechanical Orientation 2
HET 121 Marine Engines 4
HET 134 Mechanical Fuel Injection 3
HET 145 Marine Electricity 4
HET 147 Marine Power Trains 4
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 2

Total Credits:…………………………………………….41

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall
Semester I
Spring
Semester I
Summer
Semester I
HET 110
HET 118
HET 121
ENG 111
CIS 111
HET 112
HET 145
MAT 120
HET 115
HET 134
HET 147
WLD 112

Certificate (C6024C)

General Education Courses

Course Number Course Name Semester Hour Credits
HET 110 Diesel Engines 6
HET 112 Diesel Electrical Systems 5
HET 121 Marine Engines 4

Total Credits ……………………………………………..15



Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.