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MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY/BATH IRON WORKS

The Bath Iron Works (BIW) Apprentice Program in Ship Production is offered only in Bath, Maine. Not all Student Life services on the Castine campus are available in Bath, Maine.

The objective of the BIW apprenticeship is to train highly skilled, versatile, and educated mechanics and designers through both classroom instruction and hands-on experience. The program strives to develop proficiency and knowledge in:

  • Engineering principles and problem-solving techniques
  • Organizational, communication, and leadership skills
  • Trade or discipline-based skills and safe work practices

Successful completion of this program leads to the Associate in Science degree.

CURRICULUM BY CONCENTRATION/DEGREE

Ship Production Majors

SHIP PRODUCTION – Laboratory Technician Concentration               

Course Number Course Name   Credits

BIW CH101

Chemistry

3

BIW CH102

Chemistry Lab

1

BIW CS201 

Introduction to Computing

2

BIW EG102 

Introduction to Marine Engineering 

2

BIW EG106

Confined Space Safety

1

BIW EG120 

Mechanical Drawing I

3

BIW EG280

Basic Electricity

2

BIW ET206

Mechanics I 

3

BIW ET230

Strength of Materials

3

BIW ET235

Material Properties and Testing I

3

BIW HC110

Business Communications

3

BIW HC113

Oral Communications Skills

3

BIW MA200

Labor History

2

BIW MA230

Organizational Behavior

3

BIW MS105 

Mathematics I 

3

BIW MS205 

Mathematics II

3

BIW NA151 

Ship Building Process

4

BIW PS103 

Physics I

3

BIW PS203 

Physics II 

3

BIW OJT 

On the Job Training 

12

SHIP PRODUCTION - Machinist Concentration

Course Number Course Name   Credits

BIW CS201 

Introduction to Computing

2

BIW EG106

Confined Space Safety

1

BIW EG120 

Mechanical Drawing I

3

BIW EG255 

Machine Shop Theory I 

3

BIW EG355 

Machine Shop Theory II 

2

BIW ET206

Mechanics I 

3

BIW ET306 

Mechanics II 

2

BIW ET230 

Strength of Materials

3

BIW ET235 

Material Properties and Testing I

3

BIW HC110 

Business Communications

3

BIW HC113 

Oral Communications Skills 

3

BIW MA200

Labor History

2

BIW MA230 

Organizational Behavior

3

BIW MS105 

Mathematics I 

3

BIW MS205 

Mathematics II

3

BIW NA151 

Ship Building Process

4

BIW PS103 

Physics I

3

BIW PS203 

Physics II 

3

BIW OJT 

On the Job Training 

12

SHIP PRODUCTION - Maintenance Concentration 
(Includes Maintenance Carpenter, Mechanic, and Pipefitting)

Course Number Course Name   Credits

BIW CS201

Introduction to Computing 

2

BIW EG106

Confined Space Safety

1

BIW EG240

Welding Technology

2

BIW EG120 

Mechanical Drawing I 

3

BIW EG250

Mechanical Drawing II 

3

BIW ET206 

Mechanics I 

3

BIW ET306 

Mechanics II 

2

BIW ET230 

Strength of Materials 

3

BIW ET235 

Material Properties and Testing I

3

BIW HC110 

Business Communications 

3

BIW HC113 

Oral Communications Skills 

3

BIW MA200

Labor History

2

BIW MA230 

Organizational Behavior 

3

BIW MS105 

Mathematics I 

3

BIW MS205

Mathematics II 

3

BIW NA151 

Ship Building Process 

4

BIW PS103

Physics I 

3

BIW PS203 

Physics II 

3

BIW OJT 

On the Job Training 

12

SHIP PRODUCTION - Maintenance Electrician Concentration 
(Includes Maintenance HVAC)

Course Number Course Name   Credits

BIW CS201 

Introduction to Computing 

2

BIW EC106

Confined Space Safety

1

BIW EG120

Mechanical Drawing I 

3

BIW EG280 

Basic Electricity 

2

BIW EG281 

Electricity II 

3

BIW EG282 

Electricity III 

1

BIW EG283 

Electricity IV 

3

BIW ET200

Basic Electronics 

2

BIW ET207 

Electronics II

2

BIW ET208 

Electronics III 

3

BIW ET209

Electronics IV

3

BIW HC110

Business Communications 

3

BIW HC113 

Oral Communications Skills 

3

BIW MA200

Labor History

2

BIW MA230 

Organizational Behavior 

3

BIW MS105 

Mathematics I 

3

BIW MS205

Mathematics II 

3

BIW NA151 

Ship Building Process 

4

BIW PS103 

Physics I 

3

BIW OJT

On the Job Training 

12

SHIP PRODUCTION - Marine Electrician Concentration

Course Number Course Name   Credits

BIW CS201 

Introduction to Computing 

2

BIW EG106

Confined Space Safety

1

BIW EG120 

Mechanical Drawing I 

3

BIW EG218 

Electrical Methods 

1

BIW EG280 

Basic Electricity 

2

BIW EG281 

Electricity II 

3

BIW EG282 

Electricity III 

1

BIW EG283 

Electricity IV 

3

BIW ET200

Basic Electronics 

2

BIW ET207 

Electronics II 

2

BIW ET208 

Electronics III 

3

BIW ET209

Electronics IV

3

BIW HC110 

Business Communications 

3

BIW HC113 

Oral Communications Skills 

3

BIW MA200

Labor History

2

BIW MA230 

Organizational Behavior 

3

BIW MS105 

Mathematics I 

3

BIW MS205

Mathematics II 

3

BIW NA151 

Ship Building Process 

4

BIW PS103

Physics I 

3

BIW OJT 

On the Job Training 

12

SHIP PRODUCTION - Nondestructive Test Technician Concentration

Course Number Course Name   Credits

BIW CS201

Introduction to Computers

2

BIW EG103

Introduction to Nondestructive Examination Methods

1

BIW EG105

Liquid Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Methods

1

BIW EG106

Confined Space Safety

1

BIW EG120

Mechanical Drawing I

3

BIW EG201

Ultrasonic Test Methods

2

BIW EG203

Radiographic Test Methods

2

BIW EG215

Blueprint Reading Methods

1

BIW EG240

Welding Technology

2

BIW EG241

Welding Symbols

1

BIW ET206

Mechanics I

3

BIW ET230

Strength of Materials

3

BIW ET235

Material Properties and Testing I

3

BIW HC110

Business Communication

3

BIW HC113

Oral Communication

3

BIW MA200

Labor History

2

BIW MA230

Organizational Behavior

3

BIW MS105

Mathematics I

3

BIW MS205

Mathematics II

3

BIW NA151

Shipbuilding Process

4

BIW PS103

Physics I

3

BIW OJT

On the Job Training

12

SHIP PRODUCTION - Outside Machinist Concentration

Course Number Course Name   Credits

BIW CS201 

Introduction to Computing 

2

BIW EG106

Confined Space Safety

1

BIW EG120 

Mechanical Drawing I 

3

BIW EG219 

Outside Machinist Methods

2

BIW EG240

Welding Technology

2

BIW ET206 

Mechanics I 

3

BIW ET306 

Mechanics II 

2

BIW ET230 

Strength of Materials 

3

BIW ET235 

Material Properties and Testing I

3

BIW HC110 

Business Communications 

3

BIW HC113 

Oral Communications Skills 

3

BIW MA200

Labor History

2

BIW MA230 

Organizational Behavior 

3

BIW MS105 

Mathematics I 

3

BIW MS205

Mathematics II 

3

BIW NA151 

Ship Building Process 

4

BIW PS103 

Physics I 

3

BIW PS203 

Physics II 

3

BIW OJT

On the Job Training 

12

SHIP PRODUCTION - Pipefitter Concentration

Course Number Course Name   Credits

BIW CS201 

Introduction to Computing 

2

BIW EG106

Confined Space Safety

1

BIW EG240

Welding Technology

2

BIW EG120 

Mechanical Drawing I

3

BIW EG250 

Mechanical Drawing II

3

BIW EG217 

Pipefitting Methods

1

BIW ET206 

Mechanics I 

3

BIW ET306 

Mechanics II

2

BIW ET230 

Strength of Materials

3

BIW ET235 

Material Properties and Testing I

3

BIW HC110 

Business Communications

3

BIW HC113 

Oral Communications Skills

3

BIW MA200

Labor History

2

BIW MA230 

Organizational Behavior

3

BIW MS105

Mathematics I

3

BIW MS205 

Mathematics II

3

BIW NA151 

Ship Building Process

4

BIW PS103 

Physics I

3

BIW PS203 

Physics II 

3

BIW OJT

On the Job Training

12

SHIP PRODUCTION - Ship Carpenter Concentration

Course Number Course Name   Credits

BIW CS201

Introduction to Computing 

2

BIW EG106

Confined Space Safety

1

BIW EG240

Welding Technology

2

BIW EG120 

Mechanical Drawing I

3

BIW EG250 

Mechanical Drawing II

3

BIW ET206

Mechanics I 

3

BIW ET306 

Mechanics II

2

BIW ET230 

Strength of Materials

3

BIW ET235 

Material Properties and Testing I

3

BIW HC110 

Business Communications

3

BIW HC113 

Oral Communications Skills

3

BIW MA200

Labor History

2

BIW MA230

Organizational Behavior

3

BIW MS105 

Mathematics I 

3

BIW MS205 

Mathematics II 

3

BIW NA151 

Ship Building Process

4

BIW PS103 

Physics I 

3

BIW PS203 

Physics II

3

BIW OJT

On the Job Training 

12

SHIP PRODUCTION - Structural Fitter Concentration

Course Number Course Name   Credits

BIW CS201 

Introduction to Computing 

2

BIW EG106

Confined Space Safety

1

BIW EG120 

Mechanical Drawing I 

3

BIW EG250

Mechanical Drawing II 

3

BIW EG215 

Blueprint Reading Methods

1

BIW EG240

Welding Technology

2

BIW EG241 

Welding Symbols 

1

BIW ET206 

Mechanics I 

3

BIW ET306 

Mechanics II 

2

BIW ET230 

Strength of Materials 

3

BIW ET235 

Material Properties and Testing I

3

BIW HC110 

Business Communications

3

BIW HC113 

Oral Communications Skills

3

BIW MA200

Labor History

2

BIW MA230 

Organizational Behavior

3

BIW MS105

Mathematics I

3

BIW MS205

Mathematics II 

3

BIW NA151 

Ship Building Process

4

BIW PS103 

Physics I

3

BIW PS203 

Physics II 

3

BIW OJT 

On the Job Training

12

SHIP PRODUCTION - Tinsmith Concentration

Course Number Course Name   Credits

BIW CS201 

Introduction to Computing

2

BIW EG106

Confined Space Safety

1

BIW EG240

Welding Technology

2

BIW EG120 

Mechanical Drawing I 

3

BIW EG250 

Mechanical Drawing II 

3

BIW EG216 

Sheet Metal Methods 

1

BIW ET206 

Mechanics I 

3

BIW ET306 

Mechanics II 

2

BIW ET230 

Strength of Materials 

3

BIW ET235 

Material Properties and Testing I

3

BIW HC110 

Business Communications 

3

BIW HC113 

Oral Communications Skills 

3

BIW MA200

Labor History

2

BIW MA230 

Organizational Behavior 

3

BIW MS105 

Mathematics I 

3

BIW MS205

Mathematics II 

3

BIW NA151 

Ship Building Process 

4

BIW PS103 

Physics I 

3

BIW PS203 

Physics II 

3

BIW OJT 

On the Job Training

12

SHIP PRODUCTION - Welder Concentration

Course Number Course Name   Credits

BIW CS201 

Introduction to Computing 

2

BIW EG106

Confined Space Safety

1

BIW EG215 

Blueprint Reading Methods 

1

BIW EG120 

Mechanical Drawing I 

3

BIW EG240 

Welding Technology

2

BIW EG241

Welding Symbols 

1

BIW ET206 

Mechanics I 

3

BIW ET306 

Mechanics II 

2

BIW ET230 

Strength of Materials

3

BIW ET235 

Material Properties and Testing I

3

BIW HC110 

Business Communications

3

BIW HC113 

Oral Communications Skills 

3

BIW MA200

Labor History

2

BIW MA230 

Organizational Behavior 

3

BIW MS105 

Mathematics I 

3

BIW MS205

Mathematics II 

3

BIW NA151 

Ship Building Process 

4

BIW PS103 

Physics I 

3

BIW PS203 

Physics II 

3

BIW OJT 

On the Job Training 

12

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