Marine Electrical Systems

Course Description

This course is dedicated to onboard electrical power – both AC and DC. You will learn about electrical circuits, wiring, terminating, and routing wiring for safety and trouble-free operation. You will learn how to use multimeters and tools to check, diagnose and repair electrical problems. You also will learn about galvanic corrosion, stray currents, isolation, grounding, and safety of electrical systems.

This course is usually completed in 8 two-hour sessions: six sessions of study, one session of review and one session for the exam.

You must have the USPS Marine Electrical Systems book in order to complete the course.  Only one book is required per household.  You can purchase the latest version of the book here, from the Ship’s Store.  The Houston Squadron has several books in stock – please contact the Squadron Education Officer if you are a local member.

Marine Electrical Systems Course Costs

Tuition must be paid during class registration prior to the start of the class.

Course Tuition Fee (one required):
USPS Members$40.00
Sea Scouts / USCGA / Partners$80.00