Course Number: 2743
Course Hours: 80hrs In-Person
Course Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Price: $3,000.00

Basic Shipfitter Course

Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy’s Basic Shipfitter Course is for:
  • Mariners wishing to broaden their knowledge base
  • Shipyard and ship repair personnel seeking advancement
A shipfitter:
  • Contributes to all structural phases of a ship’s hull construction which may include fitting, fabricating, assembly and alignment of a ship’s structure.
  • Is proficient in hooking up and properly using gas cutting and heating equipment.
  • Lays out the plate to be cut from drawing or sketches.
  • Properly prepares edges and surfaces for installation and uses, clamps, chainfalls and or wedges and dogs to accurately position and align the plate.
  • Is knowledgeable regarding the following types of plating material: steel, copper nickel, aluminum, stainless steel. Reads, understands, and interprets advanced blueprints to perform the task required.
  • Is capable of conducting tank inspections and documenting the results.
  • Can install a prefabricated foundation after accurately pinpointing the installation location by reading sketches and drawings.
  • Uses framing, alignment and leveling tools with ease.
This Basic Ship fitter course will cover the following:
  • General Safety
  • The proper use of measuring instruments including machinist scales, rules, inside,
  • outside and depth micrometers, how to read and interpret micrometers and calipers.

  • The proper selection and use of hand tools and hand-held power tools. Hand and power tool safety.
  • Material handling equipment; chainfalls, come-alongs, slings, straps, shackles, basic
  • rigging, fall protection, fall protection PPE and safety.

  • Basic blueprint reading, interpreting and guidelines for field expedient sketches.
  • Oxy-acetylene and alternate fuel gas cutting theory, practice and safety.
  • Proper procedures for fire watch and basic fire theory and safety.
  • Welding theory and procedure.
    1. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
    2. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
    3. Welding metallurgy.
  • Pressure and Non-Destructive testing and inspection methods.
07/26/2021 – 08/06/2021
08/16/2021 – 08/27/2021
09/06/2021 – 09/17/2021
10/18/2021 – 10/29/2021
11/08/2021 – 11/19/2021
Check-In:  7:00 a.m.
Class Starts:  8:00 a.m.

MAMA is a 2021 and 2022 Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE) designee

If you need help with hotel and car rentals please give us a call. We have arrangements with local hotels and car rental agencies for our students. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to attend our school.