Marine Service Technologies

A rewarding career with a global reach

Program Objective:

The objective of this course is designed to develop the necessary skills and competencies for students preparing for a career in boat/yacht repair and refinishing occupations within the marine industry. The content includes, but is not limited to marine terminology, boating, and navigation, workplace safety practices, communication skills, mathematical and scientific practices as related to the marine industry.

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.

Admission Requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program

  • Occupational Interest

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1350 hours but students can earn a certificate upon completion of the following OCPs:

OCP AMarine Rigger300 Hours
OCP BOutboard Engine Technician300 Hours
OCP COutboard Engine Diagnostics Technician150 Hours
OCP DInboard Gas Engine Technician300 Hours
OCP EDrive Train Technician150 Hours
OCP FInboard Diesel Technician150 Hours
Total Hours: 1350

Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 9th grade in Math, Reading and Language on the TABE® test. Additional information can be provided by student services. Students are expected to complete program competencies.

Employment Opportunities:

Certified Marine Technicians can work in

  • Marine Vessel Repair
  • Recreational/Commercial Boat Maintenance
  • Power Plants & Outdrives
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Marine Plumbing
  • Trailers/Shipping Containers

Employment Requirements:

  • 6X-Occupational Completion Points (OCP) Certification

  • Complete -1X- full program

  • Recommended Yamaha basic skills training certificate

  • Recommended Kennesaw, Georgio training program (2 weeks)


The average wage for this career in Florida is $24.09 hourly or $50,100 annually.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma from an accredited High School, or its equivalent. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

Program Cost:

  • In-state residents – $2.56 per hour (Subject to change)

  • Out of state resident – $10.25 per hour (Subject to change)

  • $15.00 application fee per trimester

  • Material fee – $20.00

  • Identification fee – $5.00 per trimester

  • Liability insurance fee – $10.50

  • Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable

Program Hours:

  • Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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