Marine Technology (MRT) is a short-term certificate program combining classroom theory with hands-on practice in the laboratory. Students can earn stackable certificates and industry certifications. The program is designed to help students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to prepare for successful entry-level employment as marine mechanics.
- Short Term Certificate
- Basic Marine Systems
- Marine Technology
National Career Readiness Credential
OSHA 10-hr General Industry Safety/Health
Estimated Program Length
|Short Term Certificate||1 semester||13|
Required Program Courses
|MRT101||Marine Engines & Drives||3|
|MRT108||Maine Rigging & Trailers||3|
|MRT111||Services Operations/Customer Svc||3|
|MRT114||Fuel & Lubrication Systems||3|
|MRT124||Electrical systems & Diagnostics||4|
|MRT200||Marine Engines & Outboard Drives||3|
|MRT220||Marine Engines & Stern Drives||3|
Electives may be offered to meet a student’s personal educational goals or for instructional purposes.
Mr. Jerry Hamilton, Instructor
Marine mechanics and technicians inspect, service and repair electrical and mechanical systems of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines and related accessories. They generally work in well-ventilated repair shops, but sometimes make onsite repair calls, which may require working in challenging conditions. Most work full time, and are busiest during the spring and summer when equipment use is the highest. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for marine mechanics and service technicians was $46,730 in May 2021. Employment in-field is projected to grow approximately nine percent from 2020 to 2030, a rate comparable to all occupations.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook