Island Institute is pleased to offer the Electric Boat Course— a collaboration between Island Institute, Maine Community College System, Mid-Coast School of Technology, Maine Electric Boat Company, and Bayside Marine.

The course is divided into three levels and will be launching in phases starting late 2022 through early 2023. Level 1: Introduction to Electric Boats is scheduled to launch in late 2022, and anyone interested in learning more about electric boats in invited to participate in the free online course. Please sign up for Level 1: Introduction to Electric Boats using the form below, and you will be notified when the course is available on our website.

Later this year and in 2023, we will be launching Levels 2 and 3 of this course. Levels 2 and 3 will include online as well as hands-on, in-person training and are designed primarily for boat yard technicians and people already in the field of boat maintenance and repair.

Please see below for more information on each course, and to sign up for Level 1. Questions? Please contact ythomas@islandinstitute.org.


Level 1 – Introduction to Electric Boats

Please sign up below!

Description:  This course provides an introduction to electric boats to help the general public and those already in the field gain an understanding of the benefits of electric boats and potential career opportunities in the sector. See full course syllabus here.

This course will be an online only, approximately 90 minutes in length, and must be completed in a single sitting. Successful completion of the course, which includes a short quiz, will result in a digital badge from the Maine Community College System.

Requirements: The course is intended for a general audience, ages 15 and up. No prior marine engine experience needed, just a desire to learn about electric boats.

To sign up and get notified when the course is available, please complete the form below.

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Level 2 – THEORY OF ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRIC PROPULSION

Description: This course will provide participants a foundational understanding of the basics of electrical theory and electric propulsion and is designed primarily for boat yard technicians and people already in the field of boat maintenance and repair.

Requirements: Participants are required to complete Level 1.

Please stay tuned for additional information on Level 2 coursework and how to enroll.


Level 3 – PUTTING THEORY INTO PRACTICE

Description: This course will include hands-on, in-person, boot camp-style intensive training over the course of several days that will expand on and apply the theory and principles taught in Level 2.

Requirements: Participants are required to complete Levels 1 and 2.

Please stay tuned for additional information on Level 3 coursework and how to enroll.