MTE 1052 – 2&4 Cycle Outboard Engine Theory
This a course in basic outboard engine survival skills. Starting with an introduction into the basics of two and four
cycle outboard theory and design; students learn how these engines are built and operate so that they may better
understand upkeep and basic troubleshooting. The lecture material will be presented via Desire to Learn (D2L) in the form
of PowerPoint lectures, videos, Podcast and various reading assignments. After completing a lesson using D2L students
will meet in Marine Engineering Laboratory for a face-to-face review of the lesson and hands on training. The hands on
portion of this course will cover techniques for recovering a sunken outboard, routine and annual maintenance, plus basic
troubleshooting techniques useful for helping the mariner return safely home from sea.
MTE 1053C - 2 and 4 Cycle Outboard Repair and Maintenance
This course is not ordinarily counted in the Associate in Arts degree. A basic, two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline outboard
engine course in terminology, fasteners, hand tools, measuring instruments and special tools. Laboratory consists of each
student--individually--disassembling, inspecting and assembling outboard power heads. Using manufacturers’ literature,
each student in lab must submit a written report setting forth every part name, function, condition, part number and cost,
as well as special tools or procedures used on each power head.
MTE 1166C - Marine Ignition and Fuel Systems
Prerequisites: Passing MTE 1053C and MTE 1400C with a C or higher (CR C)
This course is not ordinarily counted in the Associate in Arts degree. This course addresses the theory, operation and
service of up-to-date electronic/computerized fuel and ignition systems as well as conventional systems and focuses
upon characteristics of fuels and their oil mixture, fuel systems, safety, marine carburetors, tank construction and correct
installation. In depth study of 2 and 4 cycle carburetor repair and service and ignition and fuel troubleshooting using test
equipment, computer testing and the dynometer.
MTE 1180C - Marine Engine Installation and Repowering Processes
Prerequisites: Passing MTE 1001C and MTE 1053C and MTE 1400C with a C or higher (CR C)
This course is not ordinarily counted in the Associate in Arts degree. Theory and hands-on experience of actual engine
installations for inboard, sterndrives, jetdrives and outboards. Complete installation including controls and instruments will
MTE 1300C - Introduction to Fiberglass Boat Manufacturing
Prerequisites: Passing MTE 1301 with a C or higher (CR C)
This course is not ordinarily counted in the Associate in Arts degree. A Lecture-Laboratory course on fiberglass
boat manufacturing from cleaning & preparing a mold, gel coating and laying up the hull with the stringers & transom.
Manufacturing of decks and floors will also be covered and if time allows demonstrated.
MTE 1301 - Fiberglassing Theory
This course is not ordinarily counted in the Associate in Arts degree. This course introduces the student to the care,
handling and safety of fiberglass resins and instruction in materials and equipment planning using U.S. Coast Guard
regulations for boat designing.