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RCC partners with marine associations to offer certification courses

To be held in Deltaville

A new partnership between Rappahannock Community College, the Virginia Marine Trades Association, and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) will soon result in a number of courses leading to ABYC certification, which will be offered at the Deltaville Community Association building, 17147 General Puller Highway, Deltaville.

The first of these will be a four-day course on marine electrical systems Tuesday through Friday, January 28-31, from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. each day.

This course is designed for students with a minimum of three to five years of practical experience in the field of marine electrical design, service, or installation. Students should already be familiar with ABYC electrical standards, though these will be reviewed as part of the course. Candidates should have some prerequisite background in electrical fundamentals, AC shore power systems, cable installation and termination, AC generators, maintaining and installing battery systems and battery charging systems, AC and DC panel boards, inverters, AC and DC components, and safety equipment.

The ABYC electrical certification class is made available through RCC’s Workforce and Community Development Office. The cost is $685 for in-state ABYC members and $1,200 for out-of-state members or non-members. For more information, call RCC-Workforce at 758-6750.

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posted 01.15.2014

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