New England Tech – one of nine American Boat and Yacht Council’s Marine League of Schools

New England Tech - one of nine American Boat and Yacht Council Marine League of Schools logoBoats are big business. Powerboat mechanics is an active and growing industry throughout New England and particularly in Rhode Island. As the only (ABYC) Marine League of Schools in New England – and one of only nine in the United States – New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) offers a unique, multi-faceted associate degree in Marine Technology that sets the region’s education industry standard.

NEIT’s industry-focused, hands-on curriculum builds from its core focus on inboard/outboard marine engine gas and diesel maintenance and repair.

From there, topics covered include specialized areas such as marine drive systems, shipyard safety, management and operations, hull maintenance and repair, marine surveying, marine fuel systems, and marine electronics.

Specific program highlights include:

  • OSHA Marine Industry Shipyard Safety
  • Forklift Safety & Operations
  • Specialized NEIT – Yamaha Marine Outboard engine courses
  • Hull Maintenance and Repair, including welding, fiberglass repair, and painting
  • The opportunity for an industry internship
  • An optional quarter term of study in diesel engine advanced marine technology training

To further help students further their careers, program graduates are eligible for a range of industry-recognized certifications including:

  • RIDEM Boat Safety Certification
  • OSHA Marine Safety Certification
  • Yamaha Technician Certification
  • OSHA Forklift Operation Certification

The American Boat & Yacht Council developed the Marine League of Schools to address the marine industry’s need for post-secondary technical education. It assists these few select schools in the areas of curriculum development and instructor training/certification to help ensure that the training provided is relevant and up-to-date. Member schools are held to a higher standard due to their affiliation with ABYC. This targeted, industry-focused knowledge provides graduates with a unique opportunity to propel their careers as marine industry professionals and help them rise above their peers due to their advanced level knowledge.

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New England Tech Becomes ABYC Marine League of Schools Member

New England Tech has been a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) for many years.  Recently, NEIT became one of only five schools in the country to fulfill the requirements to become an ABYC Marine League of Schools member.

New England Tech is an ABYC certified training memberTo achieve this distinction, NEIT’s curriculum had to meet ABYC standards and ABYC certification had to be made available to NEIT students.  ABYC certification is a recognized standard of achievement in the marine industry and sought by employers.

To become Marine League of Schools certified, NEIT instructors had to gain ABYC certification in the areas they teach. Our Marine Technology faculty did one better when they all became Master Certified Marine Technicians.  To achieve this status, each faculty member had to pass the certification exams for electricity and electronics, marine systems, and a third area of their choice.  All full-time and part-time instructors passed the three exams with high marks and are currently studying for a fourth exam. Certified ABYC training provided by New England Tech

New England Tech is the only Marine League school to have all Master Certified instructors. Our goal is to be the only school with all of our instructors certified in every ABYC area! Great job, everyone!