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. For more information on the Marine Services Technologies program, please schedule an appointment with Kim Dunn, our Career Specialist / Admissions Advisor. 

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Certifications Available

  • Yamaha Outboard Systems Certification                                    
  • American Boat and Yacht Club Marine Electrical Certification
  • Mercury Technician Fundamentals Certification
  • Yamaha Maintenance Certification Program

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 Admissions Advisor/Career Specialist and/or School Counselor.


Career Information

Possible careers after two years of postsecondary and/or on-the-job training: Marine engine technician, marine engine boat rigger, marine engine technician supervisor, service writer, outboard technician, entrepreneur


Basic Skills Exit Requirements

Computations (Mathematics) 9           Communications (Reading and Language Arts) 9

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



The uniform for this program consists of the Marine Service program t-shirt and dark blue work pants/jeans. Shirt orders will be taken once class begins. 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.



Basic hand tools are suggested but not required for this program. Information regarding tools, brands, and discount prices will be discussed in detail during the first week of training.

Important Links

Program Instructor

Kevin Bouffard, Instructor

Outboard Certification, Mercury

12+ Years In-Field Experience

Building 4, Room 04-001



Kim Dunn, Admissions Advisor 


Schedule an appointment


Victoria Lockwood, Career Placement Coordinator