Price: $3,000
Course Number: 2743
Course Length: 80 hours, In-Person
Location: Norfolk, Virginia

Please bring picture ID on first day of class

Course Description

This 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 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.
  • Pressure and Non-Destructive testing and inspection methods.
  • Welding theory and procedure:
    1. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
    2. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
    3. Welding metallurgy.

01/24/2022 – 02/04/2022
05/23/2022 – 06/03/2022
08/22/2022 – 09/02/2022
11/28/2022 – 12/09/2022

Check-In Time: 7:00 a.m.
Class Starts: 8:00 a.m.

Why Come to Norfolk, VA

MAMA Trains is located in a huge resort area. There is so much to do in our town. There are two main industries in our area. The US Navy and Tourism. There are family-friendly attractions and excellent night-life activities. We have some of the best restaurants in America and Virginia Beach is often on lists such as the safest places to live and best places to visit. Check out our attractions while you are here.