Marine Service Technologies

Perform maintenance & repair on Honda, Mercury

Marine & other major manufacturer inboard and outboard engines.

Exciting Career Fields: Marine Rigger, Service Writer/Parts Technician, Outboard Engine Technician
Stern Drive Technician, Inboard Gas Technician

Working directly on the marine engines, students learn to use the tools, equipment, materials, and processes found in the marine industry and are prepared for employment as machinery, marine engine, or outboard motor technicians


Classroom and practical experience with maintenance, repair, trouble-shooting, removal and reinstallation of marine engines and related equipment on pleasure boats and commercial crafts. The course content will include the following: service, repair and overhaul of two-stroke and four-stroke cycle engines and outboard motors, and service and repair of boating accessories. This will include electrical systems, fuel systems, power transfer systems, ignition systems, cooling systems, lubrication systems, drive systems, and boat and trailer rigging.


Students can earn two Yamaha 5 Star certificates and four Bombardier (Johnson-Evinrude) Recreational Products E-ssentials certificates while attending this course.  Mercury University’s E-Skills programs are also available.

Potential Earnings

Graduates earn an

average of $12.00 to

$25.00 per hour.

Marine Service Technologies
Fees and Tuition

OCP: A / Course: MTE0003

Title: Marine Rigger

Length: 300 hours


OCP: B / Course: MTE0050

Title: Outboard Engine Technician 1

Length: 300 hours


OCP: C / Course: MTE0070

Title: Outboard Engine Technician 2

Length: 300 hours


OCP: D / Course: MTE0183

Title: Stern Drive Technician

Length: 150 hours


OCP: E / Course: MTE0154

Title: Inboard Gas Technician

Length: 150 hours


OCP: F / Course: MTE0056

Title: Inboard Diesel Technician

Length: 150 hours

Estimated Program Costs:


Total Tuition & Fee Detail


$3,942.00 - Marine Service Technology Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 1,350 hours)

$125.00 - Lab Fees (Per Semester)

$50.00 - Registration Fees

$4,242.00 Tuition Fees Total for program

Textbook Estimated Cost:

$101.15 (Full Textbook listing in front office)

Mitch Oldnettle


Advisory Council Members

  • Pat Fought          Auer Marine 

  • Dan Johnson      Professional Marine

  • Don Nystrom      Nystrom’s Marine 

Director:  Kelly Hayes

Assistant Director: Jon Williams

Assistant Director: Scott Huerkamp

Phone: 850-833-3500

Fax: 850-833-3466

1976 Lewis Turner Boulevard

Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547

Main Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 7am - 5pm

Friday: 7am - 2pm