North Coast Educational Partners

Marine Degree Programs at NWTC

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College offers Associate Degree and Technical Diploma programs at their Green Bay and Marinette campuses.
Marine Construction
The Marine Construction Technical Diploma is a 1 year program that will prepare learners with broad-based programming with specific skills in marine metals, electrical, mechanical, project management as well as component and materials testing skills.  A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment as a welder or electrician in the shipbuilding and repair industry.
Marine Engineering Technology
The Marine Engineering Technology Associate Degree will prepare learners with programming specific to marine skills. Marine Engineering Technicians will assist the management team by designing marine systems and components. The program will provide a skilled workforce of engineering technicians who are able to design integral marine systems.

University of Wisconsin - Marinette

A Career in Demand for You!
To meet the needs of the shipbuilding industry, UW-Marinette Continuing Education has partnered with the U.S. Department of the Navy and shipbuilding companies nationwide to develop the curriculum for six new courses in marine design-the first of its kind in North America!  With this unique program, you will learn the entry-level skills needed to begin a new career in the innovative field of modern shipbuilding.  Explore the theory of design, and examine the factors influencing shipbuilding process decisions.  Find out more by clicking here.

More Options for Adult Learners

For an introductory look into the shipbuilding industry, consider the 18-hour course at University of Wisconsin - Marinette. Designed for students with basic AutoCAD skills, and delivered via an online video platform, UW-Marinette collaborated with leading industry designers and shipyards across the country to develop this unique introductory program.  The program will cover:

  • Introduction, including discussion of different types of ships and their various applications. A brief history of shipbuilding and topics in shipyard safety are also addressed. Shipbuilding terminology and major ship drawings are presented. The process of designing and building a ship is discussed, as are ship materials and maintenance.
  • Ship structures and structural terminology are addressed. Forces affecting a ship are discussed, as well as maritime laws and regulatory bodies. Various ship equipment is presented including an overview of vessel propulsion and shipboard electrical installations.
  • Discussions on vessel stability, hydrostatics, and launching.
University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley and Platteville Collaborative Engineering Program
The following are a trio of new, high-demand, high-quality degrees developed in collaboration between visionary faculty and regional manufacturing leaders.  Students pursuing any of the three degrees begin their academic studies at any one of the 12 NEW ERA institutions and colleges/universities located in Wisconsin.  Students finish the program and earn degrees at either UW-Green Bay or UW-Oshkosh.
Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering Technology:  Prepares students for a career as an electrical engineering technologist with the technical and managerial skillls necessary to enter careers in the design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation and maintenance of electrical/eclectronic systems.  Students specialize in product improvement, manufacturing, construction and operational engineering functions.
Bachelor of Science - Environmental Engineering Technology:  Responds to northeastern Wisconsin manufacturers' and municipalities' workforce needs as well as addresses 2010-2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics projections that estimate a 14% increase in environmental engineering technology positions.  Graduates are prepared to work in a number of industries outside of manufacturing, such as in water and wastewater management, agribusiness and biotechnology sectors.
Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering Technology:  Provides students with instruction and hands-on experience to develop competencies in applied mechanical engineering and analytical and critical problem-solving skills.  Graduates and industry benefit through a more knowledgeable and flexible workforce that will fill positions in regional industries, manufacturing and engineering service firms.



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