Marine Service Technologies

Program Details

Short Description:

This program trains students for the marine industry and targets service, repair of motors; and service and repair of boating accessories. Course content will include electrical systems, fuel systems, power transfer systems, ignition systems, cooling systems, lubrication systems, drive systems and boat and trailer rigging.

Program 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.
The content includes but is not limited to the following: service, repair, and overhaul of four-stroke outboard motors, jet propulsion, an overview of two-stroke cycle engines, and installation of boating accessories.
Regarding 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 will include training in communication, leadership, human relations, and employability skills; and safe, efficient work practices.

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SkillsUSA and/or HOSA are the approved co-curricular career and technical student organizations which provide activities for students as an integral part of the instruction by providing leadership training and reinforcing specific career and technical skills.

May be available toward credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.

Start Date:

August, January

Program Length:

Full-time 1350 hours – approximately 11 months full-time to complete.

Program OCPs (Occupational Completion Points):


Course: Marine Rigger – MTE0003

Length: 300 hours


Course: Outboard Engine Technician – MTE0090

Length: 300 hours


Course: Outboard Engine Diagnostics Technician – MTE0074

Length: 150 hours


Course: Inboard Gas Engine Technician – MTE0092

Length: 300 hours


Course: Drive Train Technician – MTE0093

Length: 150 hours


Course: Inboard Diesel Technician – MTE0056

Length: 150 hours


Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.


MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203

1. Apply to MTC at 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. Complete your “To-Do List” at

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:

Program #T400210     CIP# 0647061611

Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes $60.00 administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

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Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Uniforms may be covered, for Pell eligible students once aid has been applied to all tuition & fee charges. Prices are subject to change.

Financial aid available depending on student’s eligibility.
All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.
Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).

Estimated textbook: Current book list and prices.
Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.

Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.

Florida Department of Education: Frameworks (rtf)

Career Outlook:

49-3051.00       Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians

Marine Service Technologies: Newsletter (PDF, 1.79 MB)

Hi, I’m Freddie, a Marine Service Technologies Instructor from Bradenton, Florida.


“I believe what we are doing at MTC teaching the ‘total boat concept’ is making a difference and the boating community is seeing that.   What has changed is technology in the industry.   People want to have the same amenities in their boat as they do in their car and home.   So, the days of just working on motors are over.   The new technician needs to understand the boat from front to back.   We teach our students from the ground up which gives them a firm foundation that can be built upon as we move into more complex topics such as engine diagnostics and repair, electronics installation, network installation, and electrical diagnosing and troubleshooting.   Not only does this program provide a firm foundation for students, but it also prepares them for the future.”

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1350 hrs (11 mos)


Main Campus


On-Campus: Full-time



Ready to Start Your Career? Have Questions?

Nicole Kirchberg

Career Counselor

6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203

Call 941.751.7900 x 46161


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