MARINE TILT/TRIM AND CONTROLS

  • Program: Marine, Motorsport and Outdoor Power Equipment Technology
  • Course: Marine Tilt/Trim and Controls
  • Course #: MMST2140
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will cover the theories of operation of common power tilt and trim systems found on outboards. Repair procedures used on different systems will be taught. Students will disassemble and service at least one tilt and trim unit. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Describe principles of tilt and trim operation
Describe benefits of having a tilt and trim system on an outboard motor
Explain different circuits of a tilt and trim system
Perform normal maintenance on a tilt and trim system
Overhaul a tilt and trim unit
Describe operation of an electric hydraulic tilt and trim unit
Pressure test a tilt and trim unit
Describe safety procedures when working on hydraulic systems
Describe operation of an electric tilt and trim system
Identify controls of industry electronics

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Successful completion of all first year courses
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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