Manatee Technical College to Offer Non-credit Computer and Outboard Engine Classes

Manatee Technical College to Offer Non-credit Computer and Outboard Engine Classes

Manatee Technical College will offer a Basic Computer class at the North Campus in Palmetto and Basic Marine Mechanics at the Main Campus on State Road 70.   Both of these non-credit classes start on April 6.

Computer students will learn how to navigate the Internet (including how to make purchases online), send emails and include attachments, and gain a better understanding of basic Microsoft Word and Windows 7.  Instructor William Beeler has a Bachelor’s degree in computer/information systems and extensive knowledge of hardware and Microsoft software.  The cost is $90.

MTC Marine Service Technology instructors Kelly Ewing and Bret Watson will co-teach the outboard engine class.  Together they have over 30 years in the marine service and boating industries.  They will cover how to perform a basic tune-up, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.  Students are encouraged to bring their boats/engines.  The cost is $150.  Class size is limited.

The Basic Computer Class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for a total of nine sessions at MTC’s North Campus, 801 Ninth St. W., Palmetto.    Marine Mechanics will meet for a total of 10 classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at MTC’s Main Campus.

For more information on the Computer class, please call the North Campus at 941.845.2092.  For more information on the Marine Mechanics class, please contact Tim Arb at 941.751.7900 x 1108.  The MTC Main Campus is located at 6305 State Road 70 East, one mile west of I-75 exit 217.  The college’s website is

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