NMI College Courses

Captain Tom Sullivan - Director of

Nautical Science at NMI

Maritime Courses

ME 201 Marine Engineering

 

This course will introduce students to the engineering science of elementary thermodynamics, lubrication theory and practice and systems of measurement. The class is designed to teach the purpose of pumps, filters, strainers, valves, piping and fittings as it applies to the marine metallurgy and basic main propulsion and auxiliary diesel machinery.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

ME 202 Introduction to Naval Architecture, Trim, Stability

 

This course introduces students to the basic construction and stability of ships. Topics addressed include: hull forms, ship structures, hull girder strength, and local strength; ship construction and repair; trim and stability calculations and the effects of leading; the principles of intact and damage stability; flooding de-watering, and damage control; and international and United States regulations for the prevention of pollution and their impact on ship design and construction.

 

Prerequisite: MTH 107 Technical Mathematics, NS 103 Nautical Science

 

Credits: 3

 

 

NS 101 Basic Marine Safety

 

This course provides students with the basic knowledge and training of personal survival techniques to react appropriately during emergency situations, taking suitable measures for their survival and survival of others and how to use survival equipment correctly. Additionally, course material covers the knowledge of personal safety and social responsibilities as it relates to living and working aboard operational merchant ships, basic training in elementary first aid and CPR techniques and how to respond and perform those skills in an emergency. The course is also designed to include the basic firefighting training that enables the student with the training necessary to react

appropriately in the event of a fire aboard ship, control the firefighting operations, have knowledge on the theory and science of fire, methods of firefighting and firefighting equipment along with fire prevention and the ability to inspect and maintain the fire extinguishing systems.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

NS 102 STCW Navigational Watch I

 

This course will take place during the student internship onboard a vessel for the summer at sea service. The student will be responsible to complete the Summer Sea Service Packet (Training Record Book) and return with the requisite completion of ship board tasks. The student will be required to complete this coursework during their first summer term at sea.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

NS 204 STCW Navigational Watch II

 

This course will take place during the student internship onboard a vessel for the summer at sea service. The student will be responsible to complete the Summer Sea Service Packet (Training Record Book) and return with the requisite completion of ship board tasks. The student will be required to complete this coursework during their second summer term at sea.

 

Prerequisite: NS 102 STCW Navigational Watch I

 

Credits: 3

 

 

NS 103 Nautical Science

 

This course is a study of the laws for the prevention of collisions at sea, the identification of navigational aids and the introduction to maritime pollution prevention laws and practices. Topics will include marlinspike seamanship, the theory and practice of cargo and weight handling, and the use of lines aboard ship will be enlisted both theoretically and practically. The course will be taught with a combination of classroom lectures and hands on laboratory experience.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

NS 106 Proficiency in Survival Craft

 

This course provides the student with a comprehensive study of deck and marlinspike seamanship. It will provide the necessary background and knowledge concerning the requirements and duties of a lifeboatman.

 

Prerequisite: NS 103 Nautical Science

 

Credits: 3

 

 

NS 110 Navigation Rules

 

This course introduces the student to the international and inland laws and rules for the prevention of collision at sea. The class will study the navigation safety regulations of 33 Code of Federal Regulation 164 which will cover the required lights, shapes, and sound signals. Case studies are used to provide an understanding of the rules and their application in real life situations and a better understanding of the historic consequences of improper application.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

NS 131 Introduction to Shiphandling

 

This course is an introduction to the basic ship handling and control systems. It will introduce the student to the science and art of controlling, maneuvering of the single and twin screw power vessels, and tug and barge combinations in light and loaded conditions using the Northeastern Maritime Institute’s simulators.

 

Prerequisite: NS103 Nautical Science

 

Credits: 3

 

 

NS 201 Terrestrial Navigation & Bridge Resource Management

 

This course will provide the student with an introduction into coastal navigation by addressing navigational charting systems, use of magnetic and gyro compasses, compass error, course plotting dead reckoning, visual navigation, aids to navigation, and nautical publications. Additionally, the course will include the computation of tides and tidal currents and their effect on navigation.

 

Prerequisite: MTH 107 Technical Mathematics, and NS 110 Navigation Rules

 

Credits: 3

 

 

NS 202 Electronic Navigation

 

This course will address the theory and practice of navigation with electronics including navigation software, GPS, and radio direction finder. Emphasis is placed on assessing the accuracy of electronic navigation. The marine gyro compass theory, operation, maintenance, and sources of error associated with the use of electronic charting systems (ECDIS) is also a major emphasis of the course.

 

Prerequisite: NS 201 Terrestrial Navigation & Bridge Resource Management

 

Credits: 3

 

 

NS 208 RADAR and ARPA

 

This course will introduce the student to the theory, operation, and maintenance of shipboard RADAR. It will include an in-depth study of the application of radar to collision-avoidance and navigation at sea with a special emphasis on the performance limitations and environmental effects on radar. The principles of radar navigation will be studied and the student will develop both the mental and manual skills needed to safely use radar in a real time marine environment.

 

Co-requisite: NS 201 Terrestrial Navigation & Bridge Resource Management

 

Credits: 3

 

 

NS 220 Barge Tankerman PIC

 

This course will introduce the student to the tanker and tank barge regulations and operations which include areas such as flammable and combustible liquids, tank vessel safety, cargo piping and pumping systems, tank cleaning, gas free operations, ballast, loading, off-loading and dangerous/ hazardous cargo. Environmental and pollution regulations will also be discussed along with oil pollution cleanup theory and practice.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

NS 232 Shiphandling and Assistance Towing

 

This course will introduce the student to towing boat safety and operational procedures fundamentals. Such topics will include the proper safety line handling requirements of towing, review and define the safety considerations and the procedures for facing/unfacing the boat during towing. Additionally, it will review the procedures for working with rigging, daily inspection and maintenance of the tow and the boat, and the safety procedures of equipment for making a lock as well as the judgment involving distance calling.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

NS 260 Master 200 Gross Tonnage License Preparation

 

This course provides the necessary skills needed to acquire knowledge to complete the 200T Captain’s License Exam.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

NS 203 Ship Management and Operations

 

This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of ship management and vessel operations. It will include the understanding of the complex intercommunications of office and shipboard management. Students will learn about the logistics, budgets and revenue management and the how the “us and them” mentality has disappeared from the traditional ship management operations of the past.

 

Prerequisite: NS 103 Nautical Science, NS 110 Navigation Rules of Road and NS 201 Terrestrial Navigation and Bridge Resource Management

 

Credits: 3

 

 

ST 101 Introduction to Sail

 

This course introduces the student to the safe navigation of sail vessels, the practical application of sailing techniques in collision avoidance, docking, anchoring, and sailing under power. The course also includes all of the United States Coast Guard requirements for and Auxiliary Sail endorsement.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

ST 202 Advanced Sail Training

 

This course will introduce the student to the systems that are required for the history, safe operation, monetary requirements, program development and management of a sail training organization. The course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the best practices, organizational and business plan for a mock sail training organization.

 

Prerequisite: ST 101 Introduction to Sail

 

Credits: 3

General Education Courses

PSA 101 Skills for Success

 

This pass/fail course will provide students with some of the personal skills needed for them to be successful in school and on the job. Students will learn how to set goals and create a plan for reaching them, time management, and study skills. They will learn how to access and use online resources as well as traditional library resources. Elements of teamwork and leadership will also be incorporated into the class as part of Coast Guard requirements.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 0

 

 

ENG 101 Critical Writing

 

This course is a critical writing class that will introduce the student to writing on subjects from his/her own experience and/or critical interpretation of selected readings. The student will learn how to work co-operatively within a small group to design, draft, deliver, conduct research and share their research and written papers with the class.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

ENG 102 Maritime Literature

 

This course is an introduction to the study of maritime literature, which includes nonfiction and fiction. Students will be encouraged to respond actively to the literary works through class discussion and a variety of writings by analyzing, describing, and critiquing maritime literature.

 

Prerequisite: ENG 101 Critical Writing

 

Credits: 3

 

 

ENG 111 Sea Journal I

 

This course is the first half of a two part sequence which is a self-directed study and writing course. It is designed to integrate shipboard life of the student through journaling by having the student describe his/her experiences during his/her first summer semester aboard the ship. The student will be required to maintain a journal that will contain factual information of employment activities, personal narratives and student’s onboard experiences, and summarize both accomplishments and obstacles or problems. Each journal is a “log” of general information as well as a forum for self-reflection. The student will be required to devote at least four hours per week to journaling.

 

Prerequisite: ENG 101 Critical Writing

 

Credits: 2

 

 

ENG 212 Sea Journal II

 

This course is the second part or a two part sequence which is a self-directed study and writing course. It is designed to integrate shipboard life of the student through journaling by having the student describe his/her experiences during his/her first summer semester aboard the ship. The student will be required to maintain a journal that will contain factual information of employment activities, personal narratives and student’s onboard experiences, and summarize both accomplishments and obstacles or problems. Each journal is a “log” of general information as well as a forum for self-reflection. The student will be required to devote at least two hours per week to journaling.

 

Prerequisite: ENG 111 Sea Journal I

 

Credits: 1

 

 

MTH 107 Technical Mathematics

 

This course will introduce students to the mathematical technical skills to solve basic engineering problems. The class is designed to teach the purpose of scientific notation, units of measure, review of algebraic functions, the trigonometric functions, right angle trigonometry and vectors knowledge of oblique triangles.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

OS 101 Introduction to Ocean Science

 

This course will provide students with an introduction to the methods and instruments used by ocean scientists. Topics covered will include: ocean biology, sea water chemistry, and weather, and there will be lecture and discussion of related current events. Students will have hands-on exposure to sampling methods and gather samples to study the living organisms in the ocean.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

PHY 101 Technical Physics

 

Students will be introduced to an integrated view of how the basic concepts of physics are applied to mechanical, fluidal, electrical and thermal systems. The course is designed to teach physics as: the study of how motion occurs, how to identify and measure force-like quantities, describe the concept of resistance, and define electrical transformers and the three basic machines.

 

Prerequisite: MTH 107 Technical Mathematics

 

Credits: 3

 

 

PHY 102 Technical Physics Lab

 

In addition to the Technical Physics course the student will be required to complete PHY 102 Laboratory. During the laboratory sessions the student will investigate the experimental techniques and fundamental principles of natural phenomena of physics.

 

Prerequisite: MTH 107 Technical Mathematics, concurrent with PHY 101 Technical Physics

 

Credits: 1

 

 

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

 

Introduction to Psychology is a journey through all of the major psychological concepts and principles. The knowledge gained from this course will allow students to critically evaluate psychological research and have a more in-depth understanding of human thought and behavior.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

GVT 111 United States Government

 

This course will introduce the student to the constitutional, ideological and cultural factors that influence the political and governmental institutions of the United States. It will describe the structure and functions of the United States and Massachusetts government Constitutions, the mass media and public opinion, voting and elections, the institutions of national government, and the constitutional liberties and rights of citizens. This course aids the students in their efforts

to understand how power is wielded in society and the responsibilities and rights of the individual in human society.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

HST 213 U.S. History to 1877

 

This course is designed to introduce the student to United States history from the Age of Exploration to the end of Reconstruction. It will explore the major forces, personalities, events, and institutions which shaped the American historical experience through 1877. Topics include the development of colonial society, the American Revolution, U.S. Constitution, the westward expansion, 19th century reform movements, the rise of sectionalism and the Civil War. The course aids students in their efforts to understand the principles of group behavior and social organizations and how power is wielded in society.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

HST 214 U. S. History from 1877

 

This course is designed to introduce the student to United States history from 1877 to the present. It will focus on the forces, personalities, events and institutions that have shaped modern American history since Reconstruction. It is designed to focus on several topics and themes such as the evolution and implementation of the Federal and State Constitutions, industrialization, immigration, urbanization, westward expansion and American’s global role in the twentieth century.

 

Prerequisite: HST 213 U.S. History to 1877

 

Credits: 3

 

 

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology

 

This is an introductory course which is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of sociology. It will present the elementary processes of human interaction and the concepts which describe their operation in everyday life. The course is designed to teach the impact of culture, how we learn and conform to culture and why deviance occurs. It also exposes the student to the principles of group behavior, social organizations that are in American culture and subcultures and changes that are underway in the United States and other societies as a result of globalization.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Credits: 3

 

 

NS 255 Meteorology

 

This course is an introduction to meteorology with a special emphasis on weather at sea. It will include the atmospheric composition, general circulation, frontal systems, wind, moisture, atmospheric stability, storm systems, weather observations, satellite images, forecasting and weather information at sea and ship routing.

 

Prerequisite: MTH 107 Technical Mathematics, PHY 101 Technical Physics, and NS 103 Nautical Science

 

Credits: 3

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