Island Institute is pleased to offer the Electric Boat Course— a collaboration between Island Institute, Kennebec Valley Community College, 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 through 2023. The first level of this course—Electric Boat Motor: Foundations— is currently available, and anyone interested in learning more about electric boats is invited to participate in this free, online course.
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 begin Level 1. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Level 1 – Electric Boat motor: Foundations
Requirements: This 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.
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 online course takes approximately 90 minutes and must be completed in a single sitting— please plan accordingly. If the browser window is closed or reloaded, you will lose your place and must restart the course. For the best experience, we recommended using the latest version of the Google Chrome browser on a desktop or laptop device.
Successful completion of the course, which includes a short quiz at the end, will result in a digital badge awarded through Kennebec Valley Community College and the Maine Community College System.
Level 2 – THEORY OF ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRIC PROPULSION
Requirements: Participants are required to complete Level 1.
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.
Please stay tuned for additional information on Level 2 coursework and how to enroll.
Level 3 – PUTTING THEORY INTO PRACTICE
Requirements: Participants are required to complete Levels 1 and 2.
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.
Please stay tuned for additional information on Level 3 coursework and how to enroll.