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Upcoming Marine Center Courses

Fundamentals of ROV operations and systems— 2021-06-22 through  2021-06-22$550— Face to FaceView Details

<p>This course provides the fundamentals training necessary to mobilize, deploy and operate two different commercial-grade remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in Grand Traverse Bay deployed from the 54-foot research vessel RV Northwestern. No previous experience is required. Schedule: Tuesday,June 22, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm Cost: $550</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411048084
Fundamentals of SONAR operations— 2021-06-24 through  2021-06-24$550— Face to FaceView Details

This course outlines the introductory operations for visualizing the lake floor using commercial grade acoustic sonar systems. Multibeam, side scan, and scanning sonar systems will be presented. Operations will occur from the 54-foot research vessel RV Northwestern in Grand Traverse Bay. No previous experience is required. Schedule: Thursday, June 24, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411049434
Commercial Drone Operations— 2021-08-28 through  2021-11-23$2330— Face to FaceView Details

This course will guide students deeper into the Unmanned Aerial Systems industry. Topics such as aerial mapping, land survey, agricultural applications and industrial inspections will be covered in this lecture/lab based class. In addition, the student will be introduced to operating professional Unmanned Aerial Systems.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 414374894
ROV Systems & Operations— 2021-08-28 through  2021-10-23$1330— HybridView Details

This course introduces the technology of remotely operated vehicles (ROV) as a system used for subsea activities including scientific study and research, subsea exploration and industrial applications. International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and Association for Diving Contractors International (ADCI) guidelines will be used for training. Students will gain firsthand experience operating the ROV for the purpose of collecting information from docks, piers, and research vessels.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 414373075
Electrical Studies I— 2021-08-28 through  2021-12-18$1230— HybridView Details

Explore the fundamentals of electricity and electronics by developing introductory analysis, construction and troubleshooting techniques for DC and AC circuits. Safe electrical practices will be emphasized throughout the course as the student constructs circuits from schematics and diagrams using proper wiring and soldering techniques. Electrical measurements will be performed using multimeters and oscilloscopes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 414374460
Fluid Power— 2021-08-28 through  2021-12-18$1430— Face to FaceView Details

The Fluid Power course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the concepts and applications of fluid power technology and the necessary skills for further study in the field. The course is an overview of fluid power technology applications; the general concept of fluid power systems; an introduction to energy input, energy output, energy control, and systems auxiliary components; as well as the design and function of components. As part of this course, students will earn an IFPS Connector and Conducter certification.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 414373294
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) — 2021-08-28 through  2021-12-18$1130— OnlineView Details

This course explores the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for map reading, interpretation and analysis, in conjunction with the principles of cartography. Computer and Internet technologies are utilized for the generation, manipulation, storage and retrieval of maps and associated geographic attributes. Topics covered include: basic GIS concepts, display of data and attributes, queries, metadata, tabular relationships, data editing, projections and datums, and basic cartography.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 414367974
Industrial Controls— 2021-08-28 through  2021-10-23$1300— Face to FaceView Details

This course studies control circuits, electrical schematics and line diagrams. Motor circuits utilizing motor starters, contactors, timers and counters are used to demonstrate control circuitry. Industrial control devices are examined, including solid-state control devices, electro-mechanical relays, proximity sensors, photoelectric sensing devices and programmable logic controllers.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 414375089
Underwater Acoustics & Sonar— 2021-10-26 through  2021-12-18$1130— LivestreamView Details

This course provides a foundation for the use of acoustics in the marine environment while focusing on best practices for underwater search, survey and visualization programs. Multiple sonar systems are presented and are representative of current industry equipment, operations and practices. Emphasis is placed on understanding field applications where sonar platform, water depth and temperature, target range and size, acoustic frequency and object reflectivity/absorption have an effect on target detection, resolution and data accuracy.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 414369181
Programmable Logic Controllers— 2021-10-26 through  2021-12-18$1300— Face to FaceView Details

This course studies programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Basic models and complete applications are applied to control inputs and outputs of PLCs. Ladder logic and device wiring techniques are studied, along with advanced program instructions such as counters, timers, sequencers and integer moves. Input/output devices are used to examine PLC program logic during the control process.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 414376166
Fundamentals of ROV operations and systems— 2021-06-22 through  2021-06-22$550— Face to FaceView Details

<p>This course provides the fundamentals training necessary to mobilize, deploy and operate two different commercial-grade remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in Grand Traverse Bay deployed from the 54-foot research vessel RV Northwestern. No previous experience is required. Schedule: Tuesday,June 22, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm Cost: $550</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411048084
Fundamentals of SONAR operations— 2021-06-24 through  2021-06-24$550— Face to FaceView Details

This course outlines the introductory operations for visualizing the lake floor using commercial grade acoustic sonar systems. Multibeam, side scan, and scanning sonar systems will be presented. Operations will occur from the 54-foot research vessel RV Northwestern in Grand Traverse Bay. No previous experience is required. Schedule: Thursday, June 24, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411049434
ROV Systems & Operations— 2021-08-28 through  2021-10-23$1330— HybridView Details

This course introduces the technology of remotely operated vehicles (ROV) as a system used for subsea activities including scientific study and research, subsea exploration and industrial applications. International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and Association for Diving Contractors International (ADCI) guidelines will be used for training. Students will gain firsthand experience operating the ROV for the purpose of collecting information from docks, piers, and research vessels.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 414373075
Underwater Acoustics & Sonar— 2021-10-26 through  2021-12-18$1130— LivestreamView Details

This course provides a foundation for the use of acoustics in the marine environment while focusing on best practices for underwater search, survey and visualization programs. Multiple sonar systems are presented and are representative of current industry equipment, operations and practices. Emphasis is placed on understanding field applications where sonar platform, water depth and temperature, target range and size, acoustic frequency and object reflectivity/absorption have an effect on target detection, resolution and data accuracy.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 414369181
Commercial Drone Operations— 2021-08-28 through  2021-11-23$2330— Face to FaceView Details

This course will guide students deeper into the Unmanned Aerial Systems industry. Topics such as aerial mapping, land survey, agricultural applications and industrial inspections will be covered in this lecture/lab based class. In addition, the student will be introduced to operating professional Unmanned Aerial Systems.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 414374894

How to Register Online

Registering online is easy and secure.

We will never share your information and our credit card payment system is safe and secure. Create a unique USERNAME and PASSWORD for each person you register.

New to Online Registration?

  1. Add courses to the SHOPPING CART using the ADD TO CART buttons. When finished adding courses, click on the SHOPPING CART button, and select REGISTER & PAY. You will be prompted to SIGN IN with a USERNAME (if you created one previously), or create a NEW ACCOUNT.
    IMPORTANT: Do not use your email address as the USERNAME. If it appears in the USERNAME field, clear it and type a new USERNAME.
  2. Create a unique USERNAME and PASSWORD for your registration. Store them securely for future use.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete your registration and payment.

For assistance with online, registration, call the Marine Center office at (231) 995-2500 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. or email us at marinecenter@​nmc.edu. You may also enroll by phone at (231) 995-2500 during our office hours or by emailing us at marinecenter@​nmc.edu any time of day.

Dropping Courses

To de-register (drop) a course, call the Marine Center office at (231) 995-2500 during our office hours or email us at marinecenter@​nmc.edu for our refund policy.

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