Career Description: The main focus of the Marine Service Technology program is on outboard engines and 2-stroke and 4-stroke theory with an overview of inboard gas and diesel engines. Students will learn the use of tools, equipment, fuel, and cooling systems and how to troubleshoot and repair boats and engines, rig boats with the proper wiring, and install engines and accessories. MTC Marine Services Technology is a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council and the Association of Marine Technicians. The course prepares students for SkillsUSA, Mercury Marine, and Yamaha certifications.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session handout: Click Here
3. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here
4. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: 1350 clock hours – approximately 11 months to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: no
Industry Certification: American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Certification, Mercury Marine Certification, Preparation for Yamaha Certification
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Job Placement Rate: 100%
On-time Completion Rate: 100%
Possible Careers and Outlook:
49-3051.00 Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
Estimated Total: $5,600*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at the point of sale
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For More Information: Contact Nicole Kirchberg, 941.751.7900 x 1161, Email