WyoTech offers an exciting program that allows students to increase their knowledge, skills and experience working with marine technology.
Students in WyoTech's Marine Specialist training program will take four core courses, and then have the option to choose from the following concentrations: Advance Marine or Off-Road Power. They can also earn a specialized technology associate degree in Applied Service Management.
If you think you'd enjoy a career working on marine engines and always wanted to be a boat mechanic or marine technician, check out our Marine Specialist Program.
Courses in this training program include a study of:
This course introduces the student to operation and repair of inboard and stern drive propulsion systems, jet pumps marine plumbing systems and boat handling and storage procedures. Marine dealer operations include the use of computer software to perform repair parts research and ordering.
This course introduces the student to the operation and maintenance of marine gasoline inboard engines. All aspects of engine operations, maintenance and repair will be covered including engine management systems. Computer and software usage as it pertains to parts research and service manual usage will be discussed and performed throughout the course.
This course introduces the student to the operation and maintenance of marine diesel engines, power generation and supply systems and marine electronics. Diesel engine servicing and maintenance will be covered including mechanically controlled diesel propulsion systems. Computer and software usage as it pertains to parts research and service manual usage will be discussed and performed throughout the course.
This course introduces the student to the operation and maintenance of marine outboard and personal watercraft engines. Outboard engine technology will focus on engine operation, engine servicing, fuel systems operation and electronic ignition systems. Rigging outboard engines will include steering, engine control and monitoring equipment and engine mounting. Computer and software usage as it pertains to engine interface, parts research and service manual usage will be discussed and performed throughout the course.
How long does it take to complete our Marine Specialist Program?
Graduates of our Marine Specialist Program may seek careers as a:
0-1 year of experience
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
*Employment is not guaranteed, but career services help is available for students and graduates.
** Source: O*Net Online Sample of Reported Job Titles & Job Zone: Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians; https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3051.00. Industry job titles are provided as a sample, and may require additional training, licensure, or certification. Individual levels or responsibility and specific job titles vary by employer need and industry demand.
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*Compiled from: O*Net Online Skills & Abilities: Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians; https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3051.00.
* Not all programs and specialties offered at all locations
** At least one core program must be completed along with the student's choice of specialty concentration program in order to satisfy curriculum requirements. Not all programs and specialties offered at all locations.
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