Marine Service Technologies

PURPOSE: This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster.

PROGRAM CONTENT: The content includes but is not limited to the following: service, repair and overhaul of four-stroke and two-stroke cycle engines and outboard motors; and service and repair of boating accessories.  With regard to the above, course content will include electrical systems, fuel systems, power transfer systems, ignition systems, cooling systems, lubrication systems, drive systems and boat and trailer rigging. The course content should also include training in communication, leadership, human relations and employability skills; and safe, efficient work practices.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of six occupational completion points.


  • OCP A  Marine Rigger  300 hours
  • OCP B  Outboard Engine Technician  300 hours
  • OCP C  Outboard Engine Diagnostics Technician  150 hours
  • OCP D  Inboard Gas Engine Technician  300 hours
  • OCP E  Drive Train Technician  150 hours
  • OCP F  Inboard Diesel Technician  150 hours

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