ABYC Marine Service Curriculum Program Grows

The American Boat & Yacht Council’s (ABYC) “Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology” curriculum program has been accepted by four schools.

The program helps secondary and post-secondary schools implement standards based marine service curriculum, with either an inland or coastal focus. Participating schools receive a textbook, instructor guides, PowerPoint presentations, sample test questions and online videos. A nationally recognized competency certificate is available for those who complete the program and successfully pass an exam administered by the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI).

“ABYC addresses all of our needs in one easy to read, comprehensive book and the new curriculum package will make it even easier for our marine program to excel moving forward, said Rob Berenwick, instructor at Ocean County Vocational Technical School. “Partnering with ABYC was a no-brainer when we were presented with the vast resources for me as the instructor and my students.”

Schools currently enrolled with marine service program include:

Ocean County Vocational Technical School – Toms River, New Jersey;
Portland Arts & Technology High School – Portland, Maine;
Mount Desert Island High School – Bar Harbor, Maine;
Center for Applied Technology – Edgewater, Maryland;
Mid-Coast School of Technology – Rockland, Maine;
North Providence High School – North Providence, Rhode Island;
Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry and Technology – Page, Arizona.