Engineering Career Advancement Program (ECAP)

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We do this by going over all the applicable modules for subjects covered in each exam.

ENGINEERING CAREER ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM (ECAP)

Our Engineering Career Advancement Program is for students who desire assistance in preparing for the Engineering license exams. It involves multi-faceted training methods to include lectures, hands on training aids, illustration review, quizzes and practice examinations. The lectures emphasize the design and purpose of engineering equipment, systems and fundamentals. The hands on training aides are intended to allow the student to reinforce classroom training through practical application. The illustration reviews are designed to help the student to interpret USCG illustrations and identify associated components. Periodic quizzes are given to perform knowledge checks on instruction and to prepare the student for the exams. Practice exams will be given at the completion of each module to identify areas of focus.

It is highly recommended that the student gains USCG approval to sit for the exams prior to attending ECAP. In addition, the student should consider scheduling the exams to coincide with the completion of the training.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR VARIOUS ENGINEERING LICENSES

ECAP (1AE) 1st Assistant Engineer Unlimited (Steam) – $7,000 – This 280 hour instructor led course is designed for 2nd Assistant Engineers (Steam) who desire assistance in preparation for 1st Assistant Engineer License Exams. During the course, the student will complete the following:

Module I: General Subjects
Module II: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module III :Electricity, Electronics and Control Systems
Module IV: Steam Generators
Module V: Steam Engines
Module VI: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection
Module VII: Engineering Management

ECAP (1AE) 1st Assistant Engineer Unlimited (Motor) – $7,000 – This 280 hour instructor led license preparation course is designed for 2nd Assistant Engineers (Motor) who desire assistance in preparation for 1st Assistant Engineer license exams. During the course, the student will complete the following:

Module I: General Subjects
Module II: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module III: Electricity, Electronics, and Control Systems
Module IV: Steam Generators
Module V: Steam Engines
Module VI: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection
Module VII: Motor Plants
Module VIII: Engineering Management

ECAP (1AE) 1st Assistant Engineer Unlimited (Steam & Motor) – $8,000 – This 320 hour instructor led license preparation course is designed for 2nd Assistant Engineers (Steam & Motor) who desire assistance in preparation for 1st Assistant Engineer license exams. During the course, the student will complete the following:

Module I: General Subjects
Module II: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module III: Electricity, Electronics, and Control Systems
Module IV: Steam Generators
Module V: Steam Engines
Module VI: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection
Module VII: Motor Plants
Module VIII: Engineering Management

ECAP (3AE) 3rd Assistant Engineer Unlimited (Steam) – $6,000 – This 240 hour instructor led license preparation course is designed for mariners who desire assistance in preparation for 3rd Assistant Engineer license exams (Steam). During the course, the student will complete the following:

Module I: General Subjects
Module II: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module III: Electricity, Electronics, and Control Systems
Module IV: Steam Generators
Module V: Steam Engines
Module VI: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection

ECAP (3AE) 3rd Assistant Engineer Unlimited (Motor) – $6,000 – This 240 hour instructor led course is designed for mariners who desire assistance in preparation for 3rd Assistant Engineer license exams (Motor). During the course, the student will complete the following:

Module I: General Subjects
Module II: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module III: Electricity, Electronics, and Control Systems
Module IV: Steam Generators
Module V: Steam Engines
Module VI: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection
Module VII: Motor Plants

ECAP (3AE) 3rd Assistant Engineer Unlimited (Steam & Motor) – $ 6,000 – This 240 hour instructor led license preparation course is designed for mariners who desire assistance in preparation for 3rd Assistant Engineer license exams (Steam & Motor). During the course, the student will complete the following:

Module I: General Subjects
Module II: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module III: Electricity, Electronics, and Control Systems
Module IV: Steam Generators
Module V: Steam Engines
Module VI: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection
Module VII: Motor Plants

ECAP (C/E) Chief Engineer Limited (Steam) – $7,000 – This 280 hour instructor led license preparation course is designed for Assistant Engineers who desire assistance in preparation for the Chief Engineer license exams. During the course, the student will complete the following:

Module I: General Subjects
Module II: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module III: Electricity, Electronics, and Control Systems
Module IV: Steam Generators
Module V: Steam Engines
Module VI: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection
Module VII: Engineering Management

ECAP (C/E) Chief Engineer Limited (Motor) – $7,000 – This 280 instructor led license preparation course is designed for Assistant Engineers (Motor) who desire assistance in preparation for the Chief Engineer license exams. During the course, the student will complete the following:

Module I: General Subjects
Module II: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module III: Electricity, Electronics, and Control Systems
Module IV: Steam Generators
Module V: Steam Engines
Module VI: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection
Module VII: Motor Plants
Module VIII : Engineering Management

ECAP (C/E) Chief Engineer Limited (Steam & Motor) – $8000 – This 320 hour instructor led license preparation course is designed for Assistant Engineers who desire assistance in preparation for the Chief Engineer license exams. During the course, the student will complete the following:

Module I: General Subjects
Module II: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module III: Electricity, Electronics, and Control Systems
Module IV: Steam Generators
Module V: Steam Engines
Module VI: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection
Module VII: Motor Plants
Module VIII : Engineering Management

ECAP (A/E) Assistant Engineer Limited (Steam) $6,000 – This 240 hour instructor led license preparation course is designed for mariners who desire assistance in preparation for Assistant Engineer License exams (Steam). During the course, the student will complete the following:

Module I: General Subjects
Module II: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module III: Electricity, Electronics, and Control Systems
Module IV: Steam Generators
Module V: Steam Engines
Module VI: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection

ECAP (A/E) Assistant Engineer Limited (Motor) – $6,000 – This 240 hour instructor led license preparation course is designed for mariners who desire assistance in preparation for the Assistant Engineer license exams (Motor). During the course, the student will complete the following:

Module I: General Subjects
Module II: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module III: Electricity, Electronics, and Control Systems
Module IV: Steam Generators
Module V: Steam Engines
Module VI: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection
Module VII: Motor Plants

ECAP (A/E) Assistant Engineer Limited (Steam & Motor) – $7,000 – This 280 hour instructor led license preparation course is designed for mariners who desire assistance in preparation for the Assistant Engineer license exams. During the course, the student will complete the following:

Module I: General Subjects
Module II: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module III: Electricity, Electronics, and Control Systems
Module IV: Steam Generators
Module V: Steam Engines
Module VI: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection
Module VII: Motor Plants

ECAP Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessel (UFIV)
240 Hour Instructor led license preparation for Assistant Engineer (Motor Only) – $6,000
280 Hour Instructor led license preparation for Chief Engineer (Motor Only) – $7,000

This instructor led license preparation course is designed for mariners who desire assistance in preparation for the Assistant Engineer license exams or the Chief Engineer license exams. During the course, the student will complete the following:

Module I: General Subjects
Module II: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module III: Electricity, Electronics, and Control Systems
Module IV: Steam Generators
Module V: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection
Module VI: Motor Plants
Module VII: Engineering Management (Chief Engineer Only)

ECAP Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU)
240 Hour Instructor led license preparation for Assistant Engineer (Motor Only) – $6,000
280 Hour Instructor led license preparation for Chief Engineer (Motor Only) – $7,000

This instructor led license preparation course is designed for mariners who desire assistance in preparation for the Assistant Engineer license exams or the Chief Engineer license exams. During the course, the student will complete the following:

Module I: General Subjects
Module II: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module III: Electricity, Electronics, and Control Systems
Module IV: Steam Generators
Module V: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection
Module VI: Motor Plants
Module VII: Engineering Management (Chief Engineer Only)

ECAP Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV)
240 Hour Instructor led license preparation for Assistant Engineer (Motor Only) – $6,000
280 Hour Instructor led license preparation for Chief Engineer (Motor Only) – $7,000

This instructor led license preparation course is designed for mariners who desire assistance in preparation for the Assistant Engineer license exams or the Chief Engineer license exams. During the course, the student will complete the following:

Module I: General Subjects
Module II: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Module III: Electricity, Electronics, and Control Systems
Module IV: Steam Generators
Module V: Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection
Module VI: Motor Plants
Module VII: Engineering Management (Chief Engineer Only)

If students prefer, they can take each ECAP section: Cost $1,000 per week

Engineering Career Advancement Preparation Subject Modules

ECAP 1 General Subjects (80 Hours)

    1. Prints and Tables
    2. Hand Tools
    3. Pipes, Fittings and Valves
    4. Hydraulics
    5. Materials Science
    6. Bilge Systems
    7. Oily Water Separators
    8. Sanitary/Sewage Systems
    9. Freshwater Systems
    10. Lubricants
    11. Lubrication Systems
    12. Automation Systems
    13. Control Systems
    14. Propellers & Shafting Systems
    15. Machine Shop
    16. Distilling Systems
    17. Pumps
    18. Compressors
    19. Administration
    20. Bearings
    21. Governors
    22. Cooling Systems
    23. Instruments
    24. Ship Construction and Repair
    25. Steering Systems
    26. Deck Machinery
    27. Ventilation Systems
    28. Thermodynamics
    29. Heat Exchangers
    30. Watch Duties
    31. International Rules and Regulations
    1. ECAP 6 Motor Propulsion (40 Hours)

      1. Fundamentals
      2. Main Engines
      3. Auxiliary Engines
      4. Starting Systems
      5. Lubrication Systems
      6. Fuel
      7. Fuel Systems
      8. Fuel Injection Systems
      9. Intake Systems
      10. Exhaust Systems
      11. Cooling Systems
      12. Air Charging Systems
      13. Drive Systems
      14. Control Systems
      15. Automation Systems
      16. Governors
      17. Auxiliary Steam Systems
      18. Water Chemistry
      19. Safety
      20. Casualty Control

    ECAP 2 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (40 Hours)

      1. 1. Theory
      2. Air Conditioning Systems
      3. Refrigeration Systems
      4. Control Systems
      5. Instruments and Gauges
      6. Safety
      7. Casualty Control

    ECAP 7 Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection
    (40 Hours)

      1. Fire Theory
      2. Fire Prevention
      3. Fire Fighting
      4. Flooding
      5. Dewatering
      6. Stability and Trim
      7. Damage Control
      8. General Safety
      9. Hazardous Materials
      10. Pollution Prevention
      11. Inspections and Surveys
      12. U.S. Rules and Regulations
    1. ECAP 3 Electricity, Electronics & Control Systems (40 Hours)

        1. Theory
        2. General Maintenance
        3. Generators
        4. Motors
        5. Motor Controllers
        6. Propulsion Systems
        7. Distribution Systems
        8. Electronic Systems
        9. Batteries
        10. Communications
        11. Safety
        12. Casualty Control
        13. Troubleshooting
        14. High Voltage Systems
        15. Computers & Networks
        16. Bridge Navigation Equipment
      1. ECAP 8 Gas Turbines (40 Hours)

          1. Configurations
          2. Fundamentals
          3. Thermodynamics
          4. Construction
          5. Operating Parameters
          6. Start Systems
          7. Lubrication Systems
          8. Fuel Systems
          9. Drive Systems
          10. Bleed Air Systems
          11. Intake & Exhaust Systems
          12. Instrumentation & Controls
          13. Maintenance
          14. Inspections
          15. Troubleshootin
          16. Casualty Control
        1. ECAP 4 Steam Generation (40 Hours)

            1. 1. Steam Theory
            2. Main Boilers
            3. Auxiliary Boilers
            4. Feedwater Systems
            5. Condensate Systems
            6. Recovery Systems
            7. Fuel Systems
            8. Main Fuel Systems
            9. Boiler Water Chemistry
            10. Control Systems
            11. Automation Systems
            12. Safety
            13. Casualty Control
          1. ECAP 9 Engineering Management (40 Hours)

              1. Management Skills
              2. Crisis Management
              3. Shipyard
              4. Inspection and Surveys
              5. Vessel Layup
              6. Employee Familiarization
              7. Operational Planning
              8. Assessing Competency
              9. Management Practices
              10. Arbitration
              11. Internal Documents
              12. International Laws & Conventions
              13. Technical Analysis
              14. Maintenance Systems
              15. Troubleshooting
              16. Codes and Regulations
            1. ECAP 5 Steam Engines (40 Hours)

                1. Main Turbines
                2. Auxiliary Turbines
                3. Governor Systems
                4. Control Systems
                5. Automation Systems
                6. Lubrication Systems
                7. Drive Systems
                8. Auxiliary Diesel Engines
                9. Safety
                10. Casualty Control

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