This stackable program allows students several possibilities, with options for two certificates and two degree pathways. The Marine Maintenance certificate is for those who are looking for basic maintenance training in order to enter the workforce as soon as possible. The Marine Diagnostic and Repair certificate is for those who seek the career of a marine technician. It includes all of the marine maintenance courses as well as the diagnostic and repair courses.
For those seeking a degree, LRCC offers two options. The Marine Business degree is for those seeking a technical education accompanied by a business perspective. This pathway is best suited for an individual looking for a management position or possible ownership of a marina. The Marine Technical degree is for those who want the most concentrated marine engine repair training available. These students will earn both certificates, a degree and become factory-certified with Mercury Marine through our Advanced Marine Systems course.
In addition to the mechanical aspects, students learn basic marina operations, safety management, uses of marine products, customer relations, and communications.
Industry reports show an annual growth of 5% in this trade, with a shrinking supply of qualified technicians. Job opportunities are more abundant than ever! Job opportunities for marine technicians can be found in coastal and lakeside communities. Graduates will find employment as inboard drive, or outboard technicians. Many other opportunities in the recreational off-road marketing, such as motorcycle and snowmobile technician, are also available.