The CFCC Boat Building program prepares individuals for employment in the boat manufacturing and repair industry. Today’s boat builders are skilled craftspeople who can create complex shapes out of a wide variety of materials.
Graduates may find employment with yacht manufacturers or with other companies needing wood furniture or moldings fabricated and installed. Other employment opportunities can be found in the fiberglass industry and in boat maintenance and repair yards.
Boat Manufacture & Service
The Boat Manufacture and Service Technology program prepares students for employment in the manufacture and service of boats. Students learn the basics of boat design and the implementation of those designs in various components and/or complete boats or yachts.
Course work includes reading and interpreting marine blueprints, manuals, and other documents common to the industry; lofting; constructing forms and mold-making; application of concepts and techniques in composite, fiberglass, and wood; interior finishing; and marine mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
This curriculum is designed to provide the practical and academic skills essential for success in marine scientific support. Students will receive training in observational and measurement techniques aboard a variety of vessels including the college’s own ocean-going research vessel.