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Boat Building - Certificate

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Boat Building is an exciting and comprehensive educational program designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field of boat construction. It offers a unique blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern techniques, allowing students to develop a deep understanding of the art and science of building boats.

This program covers fundamental processes, methods, and components of composite boat manufacturing, including molds, plugs, gelcoat, lamination, plumbing, rigging, and quality control. After completion of the program students will obtain skill sets needed to enter the workforce as a Boat Building Technician.

Career Outlook

Upon completion of the program, students are equipped with the skills and knowledge to pursue a variety of career paths in the marine industry. They may find employment with boat manufacturers, repair and restoration shops, yacht clubs, or even venture into entrepreneurship as boat builders. Graduates can also choose to continue their education by pursuing advanced certifications or degrees in related fields.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Chaos Boats
  • Xplor Boatworks
  • Encore Boat Builders
  • Phenom Yachts
  • Freeman Boatworks
  • Sea Fox Boat Co Inc
  • Scout Boats
  • Avenger Boats

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

For more information, contact:
Warren Hardy - (843) 520-1439

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
MNT 151 Introduction to Boat Building 4
MNT 152 Lamination I 3
MNT 153 Molds and Materials 3
MNT 154 Structural Integrity 4
  TOTAL 14
Second Semester - Spring    
MNT 161 Boat Assembly 3
MNT 162 Lamination II 3
MNT 163 Boat Rigging and Engine Installation 3
MNT 164 Boat Plumbing and Electrical 3
  TOTAL 12
Third Semester - Summer    
MNT 165 Quality Control and Finishing 3
MNT 166 Boat Building Capston 3