Marine Technology Degree
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.
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.