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NCTA Marine Technology Center

Anacortes School District

Located within the commercial marine district of Anacortes, the Northwest Career & Technical Academy Marine Technology Center operates as a satellite to the Northwest Career & Technical Academy campus in Mount Vernon. The Marine Technology Center is the first of its kind to offer a blended model of instruction by partnering with the Skagit Valley College Marine Technology Program and Center of Excellence for Marine Technology and Manufacturing. Whether students go directly into the workplace, or continue their education through an apprenticeship, community college, or university, the Academy provides the skills, knowledge and professional leadership training necessary for future success.

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Exterior photo of the main entrance.
Wide photo of the entire school building.
Work stations in the classroom ready for students.
Entry into the Composites classroom.
A view of one of garage doors opened to connect the classroom and hallway.
Looking down one of the main hallways.
A classroom ready for students.
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The academy offers industry-defined technical education programs focused around boat building, repair, and maintenance through four specialized laboratories: a systems lab to teach on board plumbing, refrigeration, electrical and navigation systems; a composite lab for fabrication and repair of various types of vessels, including the skills needed for resin and fiberglass construction; a propulsion lab for receiving hands-on experience repairing and maintaining inboard engines, drivetrain systems, inboard outdrive propulsion systems, and outboard engines; and a wood lab to teach marine carpentry. These four main lab areas are able to focus on individualized program instruction while also offering the flexibility to open up onto a central project area allowing the students a more inter-curriculum approach. The central project area provides a large space where the students can work together on a common project integrating specific lab disciplines directed at a single project. Students improve their skills by applying what they have learned from the individual labs to a group project that incorporates all the disciplines required to coordinate repair and maintenance of marine systems and procedures for a common unified result.

“The Northwest Career and Technical Academy Marine Skills Center is a firm nod to the industry’s promise of jobs and the city’s desire to supply a trained workforce.”
- Whitney Pipkin, A Sense of Place: A City Anchored On Its Waterfront

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Client:
Anacortes School District
Project Type:
New
Grades:
11-12
Area:
18,189 sf
Completed:
2010

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