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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, 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.

OTC offers students the ability to participate in Yamaha’s Maintenance Certification Program or (MCP).  Students will learn to perform the 20, 100, 300, 500 and 1,000-hour maintence procedures for all 4 sizes of the Yamaha Outboards – portable, mid-range, inline and v-engine.

In collaborating with Yamaha Marine University, our students will have the opportunity become Yamaha Certified Maintenance technicians.  Students will focus on completing the following procedures and routine maintence on Yamaha outboards:  Oil changes, Water pump service, Lower unit oil change, Fuel filter service, YDIS fuel pressure, Vapor Separator Tank (VST), Timing belts, Valve train, Compression, Cooling Systems, YDIS download and Mechanical rigging. 

Potential Earnings
Graduates earn an
average of $15.00 to $25.00 an hour


Advisory Council Members Course Instructors Course Hours & Costs
Casey House Casey on the Site Marine  
James Fraley Legendary Marine
Justin Cartwright Marine Max
Jason Hatcher Marine Max
DJ Anderson Captain’s Choice Boats
Dean Schellhase Captain’s Choice Boats
Shaw Taylor Taylor Marine
Jeff Crain  Yamaha Motor Corporation
Kevin (MAC) McDaniel The Ships Chandler
Pat Fought Auer Marine
Chase Turner Adventure Marine
Nic Brokaw Adventure Marine
Jeff Evetts Sunrise Marine
Kevin Kaple Gregg Orr Marine of Destin

Mitch Oldnettle

Program Course Hours & Costs

Marine Service Technology

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A MTE0003 Marine Rigger 300 Hours
B MTE0090 Outboard Engine Technician 300 Hours
C MTE0074 Outboard Engine Diagnostic Technician 150 Hours
D MTE0092 Inboard Gas Engine Technician 300 Hours
E MTE0093 Drive Train Technician 150 Hours
F MTE0056 Inboard Diesel Technician 150 Hours

This program is offered evenings only.

Estimate of Total Program Costs

Total Tuition and Fees Detail:
$3942.00 Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 1350 hours)
$200.00 Lab Fees (One-Time Fee)
$50.00 Registration Fees
Textbook Estimated Cost:
$101.15 Estimated Textbook Total
(Full textbook listing available in the front office.)

For estimation purposes only. Rates are based on the 2024-2025 School Year. Prices are subject to change.

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