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Marine Technology (MRN)

MRN 100  (3 credit hours)  
Intro to Marine Technology  

Provides fundamental concepts of nautical science expected of personnel working aboard an inland towing vessel. Includes basic terminology, types of equipment encountered aboard the vessel, skill sets needed in day-to-day operations, and a general knowledge of towboat operations. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Instructor consent.
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 101  (3 credit hours)  
Anatomy of a Towboat  

Introduces components found on modern towboats with emphasis on an overview of all areas of the vessel from the wheelhouse to the engine room to the external components. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 102  (3 credit hours)  
Basic Marine Safety  

Provides an overview of risk-based decision making skills for assessing and managing marine hazards to prevent marine accidents or casualty. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 103  (3 credit hours)  
Applied Marine Weather  

Covers fundamental maritime weather concepts to plan safe and efficient voyages. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 104  (3 credit hours)  
Marine Crew Wellness  

Examines how nutrition, exercise, and disease affect the crewmembers' ability to maintain a U.S. Coast Guard license. Focuses on nutrition and exercise programs while working, and prevention of disease. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 199  (6 credit hours)  
Marine Co-Op Experience I  

Gives students experience in a higher level position in the marine industry. Provides compensated on-the-job work experience under the supervision of a qualified affiliate of the industry. Co-Op: 6 credits (450 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: 360 hours of river industry experience.
Co-requisite: Current employment with the company providing the co-op experience.
Attributes: Technical
Components: COP: Co-op
MRN 200  (3 credit hours)  
Shipboard Deck Operations  

Provides specifics of responsibilities, policies, training, safety and rigging procedures for towboat personnel. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MRN 100.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 201  (3 credit hours)  
Rules of the Road  

Provides an in-depth analysis of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Navigation Rules with an emphasis on the history and interpretation of the rules. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 202  (3 credit hours)  
Piloting and Navigation  

Identifies the effect of inland waterway prevailing conditions on vessels; provides instruction on locking procedures, radio telephone regulations, hydrology, and piloting skills. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 203  (3 credit hours)  
Environmental Protection Rules  

Provides analysis of environmental regulations governing the marine industry. Explores the environmental practices of vessels on the inland waterway systems and the governing agencies which establish industry regulations. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 204  (5 credit hours)  
Marine Electrical Systems  

Explores and applies the theory of electricity with an emphasis on power systems, circuits, safety procedures, and maintenance measures needed to maintain electrical systems aboard towing vessels. Lecture/Lab: 5.0 credits (105 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 205  (3 credit hours)  
Marine Electrical Systems II  

Explores the maintenance measures needed to maintain electrical systems aboard towing vessels on the inland river system. Lecture/Lab 3 credits (60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MRN 204.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 206  (5 credit hours)  
Marine Diesel  

Introduces the operation and components of a marine diesel engine with emphasis on diesel engine theory, safety precautions, internal and external components, and contributing operation systems. Lecture/Lab: 5.0 credits (105 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 207  (3 credit hours)  
Marine Diesel II  

Identifies the various systems involved in the operation of a marine diesel engine, including the application of the knowledge of diesel operation to maintenance and troubleshooting exercises. Lecture/Lab: 3.0 credits (60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MRN 206.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 208  (3 credit hours)  
Inland River Systems  

Explores the U.S. inland waterway system and its tributaries as they relate to the inland marine industry and the movement of cargos. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 212  (5 credit hours)  
Marine Fluid Systems  

Incorporates practical experience in fluid power theory, component identification and application, schematic reading, and basic calculations related to marine fluid systems. Lecture/Lab: 5.0 credits (105 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 214  (4 credit hours)  
Marine Refrigeration Systems  

Introduces the fundamentals of refrigeration, including use of tools, test equipment, materials, environmental issues, and safety. Lecture/Lab: 4.0 credits (69 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MRN 299  (6 credit hours)  
Marine Co-Op Experience II  

Gives students further experience in a higher level position in the marine industry. Provides supervised on-the-job work experience directly in line with the students' educational objective. Co-Op: 6 credits (450 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MRN 199.
Co-requisite: Current employment with the company providing the co-op experience.
Attributes: Technical
Components: COP: Co-op