Marine Technology

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

Industry Certification
National Career Readiness Credential
OSHA 10-hr General Industry Safety/Health

Estimated Program Length

Award Length Credit Hours
Short Term Certificate 1 semester 13

Required Program Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
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
MRT175 Basic Hydraulics 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.

ISTC Program Marine Technology

Program Contact

Mr. Jerry Hamilton, Instructor
Main Campus

Occupational Data*

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