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 is Again Ranked Among Best Automotive Schools in the US

CJ Pony Parts names New England Tech automotive school on best in country list

For the second time this fall, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) was ranked among the best automotive repair schools in the United States for the quality of its automotive technology degree programs for 2016-17.

Earlier this fall, NEIT landed on the best colleges list released by The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), a leading higher education information and resource provider. More recently, NEIT was ranked among the best 40 automotive colleges, universities and trade schools by CJ Pony Parts, one of the oldest Ford Mustang parts and accessories retailers worldwide.

To develop its rankings, CJ Pony Parts started with a large collection of America’s public and private colleges, universities and trade schools, and then evaluated them based on closeness with the automotive industry, price, and livability using metrics from areavibes.com.

To determine the rankings compiled by the Community for Accredited Online Schools, CEO and founder Doug Jones says: “We analyzed data from thousands of colleges across the U.S. to determine its list of top schools. The Schools on this list offer excellent education programs for up-and-coming service technicians and mechanics, and are also committed to connecting students with job opportunities after graduation.”

New England Tech offers degrees in Automotive Technology, Auto Body Technology, and Marine Technology as well as on-campus and online Automotive Service Management degrees. Some degree programs can be completed in as little as 18 months and are designed to fit the schedule of working professionals.

For details on the data and methodology used for The Community for Accredited Online Schools best Mechanics degree program list, as well as a complete list of rankings click HERE; or to see the list of the CJ Pony Parts automotive school rankings visit: https://goo.gl/9Wl2Rr

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