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Marine Service Technologies

The waves, the breeze, the sun, the wildlife! Our area is such a natural resource for aquatic activities, not just the fishing, diving, and water sports, but also the great times with family and friends on the water. The restaurant rendezvous, the quiet beaches, the sunsets! Become a marine technologies expert and get involved in boating by demonstrating your expertise in keeping the most technologically advanced marine propulsion units working while helping educate boaters and offering opportunities to experience the fun and togetherness of being on a watercraft. Each year nearly 70 million people in the U.S. enjoy boating, the recreational activity that connects like no other. Life is better on the water! Live the boating lifestyle and become part of this high-paying, high-demand industry. Students are prepared to earn the following certifications: Johnson/Evinrude Essentials 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 certification; Mercury Marine Fundamentals; and OSHA Forklift Training.

Classroom and laboratory experiences in the Marine Service Technologies program include - theory and operation of the 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines, electrical ignition systems, and the safe and efficient work practices in the exploration of all functions of marine power plants. Students will have an opportunity for hands-on laboratory experiences including troubleshooting and repair of power heads, fuel systems, ignition and electrical systems, and accessories.

The following table illustrates the program structure:

Course # OCP Course Name Hours
MTE0003 A Marine Rigger 300
MTE0090 B Outboard Engine Technician 300
MTE0074 C Outboard Engine Diagnostics Technician 150
MTE0092 D Inboard Gas Engine Technician 300
MTE0093 E Drive Train Technician 150
MTE0056 F Inboard Diesel Technician 150
    TOTAL HOURS 1350


Enrollment is opening Soon image Program starts January 9, 2019 (Enrollment opens October 1, 2018)



1,350 hours
Approximately 12 months
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Approximately $5,964
Marine Service Technologies Fee Sheet

  • Introduction to Marine Mechanics & Safety
  • Tools and Fastenings
  • Fundamentals of Marine Mechanics
  • Power Heads (2-cycle)
  • Exhaust Housings (Mid Section) Outboard
  • Lower Units Outboard
  • Inboard/Outboard (4-cycle)
  • Intermediate Housings 
  • Outdrive Units-I/O
  • Boat Trailers
  • Dealer Preparation
  • Boat Repair
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Employability Skills


  • Johnson/Evinrude Essentials 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 certification
  • Mercury Marine Fundamentals
  • OSHA Forklift Training.


For the most recent book list, visit FMTC's online bookstore.


$13+ per hour. Actual wages vary according to education, experience, and certifications.

According to O'Net Online, jobs for motorboat mechanics and service technicians in Florida will grow 19% between 2014 - 2024.

Steps to Enroll

  1. Attend an Information Session (Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. [when school is in session])
  2. Meet with an admissions specialist
  3. Take the TABE test, if applicable
  4. Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
  5. Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
  6. Provide appropriate residency documents
  7. Complete application packet
  8. Pay application fee


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