Marine Service Technologies


Program Description

The Marine Service Technologies program prepares students for employment in the marine service repair trade.  Students learn to diagnose malfunctions, prepare repair estimates and work orders, and repair or replace parts as specified by manufacturers.  Shop experiences include hands-on training in stern-drive and outboard mechanics, gasoline inboard engines, diesel engines, powerheads, electrical systems, fuel systems, lubrication systems, and boat and trailer rigging.


Certifications Available

Bombardier (Evinrude/Johnson) 1 (required), Bombardier 2 (required), Bombardier 3 (optional), Bombardier 4 (optional)

Yamaha Certification


College Credit Award

Program completers may receive articulated credit toward an aligned certificate, A.A.S. or A.S. degree program at participating institutions in the Tampa Bay Career Pathways Consortium.  Details may be obtained from the Career Specialist and/or School Counselor.


Career Information

Possible direct entry careers after high school:  Marine engine mechanic, marine engine mechanic helper or boat rigger.

Possible careers after two years of postsecondary and/or on-the-job training:  Business owner, parts clerk, marine engine mechanic supervisor or service writer

Possible careers after a four-year university degree:  Technical representative, engineer, boat designer, boat sales


Basic Skills Exit Requirements

TABE Math Level 9                    TABE Language Level 9               TABE Reading Level 9

In order to be a program completer, some students must meet minimum math, language, and reading achievement level exit standards on the TABE, unless otherwise exempt, as established by the Florida Department of Education.  Additional information can be found on Page 5 of the MTC Catalog and/or obtained from the Office for Adult Technical Education.



The uniform for this program consists of the Marine Service program work shirt and dark blue work pants.  Shirt orders will be taken once class begins.  A minimum of two complete uniforms is required to maintain proper hygiene and cleanliness.  For safety reasons, it will be necessary to wear safety glasses. Proper uniform and safety equipment must be worn every day for participation in program activities.  Failure to be in proper uniform will hinder normal student progress.


Important Links

Program Instructor

Raphael Luciano, Instructor

Yamaha and Mercury Certification

15+ Years In-Field Experience

Building 4, Room 04-001



Kim Dunn, Career Specialist