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Marine Technology Degree

DESCRIPTION

The Marine Technology program concentrates on recreational marine equipment; including outboards, inboards, inboard/outboards, engines, and diagnostic equipment.  Students become knowledgeable in the maintenance and repair of internal combustion engines and drive systems through classroom and lab experience.

In addition to the mechanical aspects, students learn basic marina operations, safety management, uses of marine products, customer relations, and communications.

Opportunities for marine technicians are found in coastal and lakeside communities.  Graduates will find employment as inboard drive, or outboard technicians.  Many other opportunities in the recreational off-road vehicle market; such as motorcycle and snowmobile technician are also available.

Technical Requirements

Candidates for Marine Technology must:

  • have command of the English language;
  • have a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • be able to purchase the minimum required tools;
  • be able to work in a marine service environment;
  • be able to work in confined spaces;
  • be able to complete requirements for college level classes;
  • be able to understand and follow both written and oral instructions;
  • have sufficient vision to distinguish colors, read gauges, scopes, diagnostic equipment, and information from a computer screen (adaptive equipment acceptable);
  • have reading comprehension skills sufficient to read and comprehend service literature;
  • have communication skills sufficient to prepare required reports;
  • have sufficient hearing to distinguish various sounds and noises (adaptive equipment acceptable);
  • have the ability to stand for extended periods of time and the physical strength to lift components and equipment;
  • have sufficient dexterity to perform manual skills related to marine service

Marine Technology Tool List

MARINE TECHNOLOGY DEGREE

 

First Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENGL100L English Composition 4 0 4
MAR120L Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics 3 3 4
MAR121L Marine Maintenance and Fundamentals 4 3 5
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Mathematics Elective 3 0 3
  Total 15 6 17
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
MAR126L Outboard Engine Maintenace 3 6 5
MAR124L Starting, Ignition, and Charging Systems 3 3 4
  English Elective 3 0 3
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 15 6 15
 

First Year
Summer Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
MAR170L Independent Study 3 0 3
  Total 3 0 3
 

Second Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
MAR232L Outboard Engine Repair 3 6 5
MAR226L Marine Drive Systems 3 3 4
  Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective 3 0 3
  Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 12 9 15
 

Second Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
MAR224L Inboard Engine Repair 3 3 4
MAR222L Marina Operations 4 0 4
MAR235L Marine Engine Diagnostics 3 0 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total 13 3 14
 
Total Credits for First Year: 35
Total Credits for Second Year: 29 
Total for A.A.S. Degree: 64

MARINE TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
MAR120L Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics 3 3 4
MAR121L Marine Maintenance and Fundamentals 4 3 5
MAR123L Outboard Engine Maintenance 3 6 5
MAR124L Starting, Ignition, and Charging Systems 3 3 4
MAR224L Inboard Engine Repair 3 3 4
MAR226L Marine Drive Systems 3 3 4
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 20 21 27

Total Credits: 27

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