Monday, July 23rd – Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)
Tuesday, July 24th – Basic NMEA2000® Network Installer
Wednesday, July 25th – Advanced NMEA2000® Network Installer
Thursday, July 26th – Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI)
Location: Suncoast Technical College
4748 S Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
Mike Spyros, Electronics Unlimited, Ft lauderdale FL (MEI and AMEI)
John Barry, Technical Marine Support, Pleasant Prairie, WI (NMEA 2000 and Advanced NMEA 2000)
All courses run from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with lunch and an exam at the end of each session.
Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) –
This class will present the newcomer to marine electronics with the basic information to get started installing typical modern systems. The program will explain Ohms Law, Grounds, Batteries & Battery Chargers, DC Wiring, EMI Basics, Coaxial Cables, Antennas, NMEA Data Interfacing, Marine VHF Radios, AIS, Displays, Transducers, Radar, and Heading Sensors.
Basic NMEA 2000 Network Installer –
This class will present the newcomer with the basic information to get started installing NMEA 2000 networks. The training covers the following topics: Cables, Connectors, Specifications Physical Planning & Documentation, Power Sources & Distribution, Voltage Drop Calculations, Data Messages (Parameter Group Numbers), Connecting to Other Data Sources, Network Setup, and Troubleshooting. Students will be guided through building a basic NMEA 2000 network at the conclusion of the training course.
Advanced NMEA 2000 Network Installer –
The NMEA2000 advanced course focuses on installations, setup, and diagnostic troubleshooting of moderately complex NMEA 2000® networks. The class consists of a PowerPoint presentation followed by a "hands on” session and the included class lunch. Students split into small groups at classroom work stations equipped with NMEA 2000® networks. The purpose of the hands-on portion is to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in the ability to build, configure, and backup network files as well as evaluate network conditions using the diagnostic tools shown in the class. The training class features NMEA 2000®-certified products from major manufacturers such as Furuno, Garmin, Simrad, Raymarine, Maretron and Actisense including multi-function displays (MFDs), Instruments and sensors of the same function which require instancing. Most importantly, this allows students to get familiar with the diagnostic tools used in the training and these are offered to students at special reduced pricing from the NMEA. Please note that there is absolutely no outside test equipment allowed in the class by students.
Pre-requisite: Student must have taken the basic NMEA 2000 Installer Training class.
Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI) –
This advanced installer class is designed for the Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) who wishes to achieve competency in advanced topic areas and concepts. An Advanced MEI credential is an indication that a mid-level installer has a working knowledge regarding commissioning of a boat and installing more complex marine electronic devices. The program will go in depth on proper installation of Computers, Ethernet, NMEA 0183, Autopilots, Radar Commissioning, Gyros & Satellite Compasses, Satellite Communications Antennas, VHF, SSB, AIS, and EMI.
Pre-requisite: Student must have taken the basic MEI Installer Training class.
Pricing for Basic MEI, Basic NMEA 2000, AMEI training: $450 member / $650 non-member
Pricing for the Advanced NMEA 2000 training course is $650 member / $850 non-member
Course materials are sent out in advance, please sign up early.
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