Marine Repair Technician

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Marine Repair Technician

Technical Diploma

43 Credits | 3 semesters

Financial Aid-Eligible

Ashland

Career Cluster: Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

The Marine Repair Technician program is a three-semester program to prepare you for a career in the marine service and repair business. Begin your training at a time that meets your needs. This program accepts new students in either the fall or spring. You can graduate with the tools and knowledge to begin your career repairing marine engines and boat systems for the recreational boating industry.  

Program Overview

The program includes instruction on marine engine service, operation, diagnosis, repair, equipment installation, maintenance and rigging new boats. Learn all about two- and four-stroke outboard motors, inboard marine engines, electronic fuel injection, direct injection, outdrives and inboard transmissions. Rig motors on boats and complete on the water tests of the boats. Learn on modern engines from manufactures such as Mercury Marine, Evinrude, Yamaha, Honda, and Volvo Penta

Program Outcomes

Marine Repair Technician graduates will be able to:

  • Service marine engines
  • Service marine propulsion systems
  • Service diesel engines
  • Demonstrate welding and metalworking skills
  • Demonstrate industry-recognized safety practices

This is the only program devoted solely to watercraft in Wisconsin. Because it is a three-semester program, you will quickly learn what you need to know to start your career. Start in either the spring or fall at your convenience. 

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Hands-on program.

Marine repair students learning with a hands-on lesson in the marine lab

Unique in the state of Wisconsin.

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Three-semester program. 


Academics

Marine Repair Technician is available at the Ashland campus and is offered face-to-face.   

Industry Connected

Members of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and Wisconsin Marine Association (WMA). 

Train on Current Engines

In the advanced semesters, you will have hands-on training with engines equipped with EFI, DFI, CanBus and computerized diagnostic systems.  

6,000 Square Foot Lab

The Marine Repair program boasts a large, clean modern and up to date lab with state-of-the-art equipment.  


Curriculum

The program is three semesters long. Following an introductory semester, you will progress to more in depth and complex marine engine and boat system topics.  

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Featured Marine Repair Technician Courses

31461314
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UGRD
| 5 CR
This course provides an introduction to the marine industry. Students will learn how to work safely in a shop environment and use service tools and information. Students will learn the theory of how two-and four-stroke outboard motors operate. This course will teach students how to repair, maintain, and rebuild two-stroke and four-stroke outboard motors. Also, students will learn about fuel, ignition, manual and electric starting systems, and charging systems. Small gearcase operation and repair are also covered.
31461323
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Inboard straight shaft transmissions are covered in this course. Velvet Drive transmissions will be the main training project. Hurth and Paragon transmissions will be covered to a lesser degree. Related components such as engine alignment, shafts, couplers, stuffing boxes, struts, strut bearing replacement, etc., will be examined also. PREREQUISITE: 31461314 Outboard Motors.
31461325
|
UGRD
| 1 CR
This course provides a basic working knowledge of marine diesel engines and their systems. Marine diesel theory, fuel and air delivery, and lubrication and cooling systems will be covered. Bleeding of fuel systems, adjustment of valve trains and injector pumps, and other maintenance issues will also be studied. COREQUISITE: 31461314 Outboard Motors

Marine Repair Technician is Part of a Career Pathway

As a Marine Repair Technician student at WITC, you can earn credentials each step of the way. 

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You could take this first and get a credential.

Marine Repair Essentials

Technical Certificate
15 Credits / 1 Semester Full Time
Potential Careers
Outboard Motor Technician, Marine Service Technician, Marine Mechanic, Small Engine Technician, Dock Attendant/Dock Hand, Marine Fuel Dock Attendant
Range of Yearly Salary
$9.69-$13.67 hourly / $20,155-$28,434 annually
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Marine Repair Technician

Technical Diploma
43 Credidts / 3 Semesters Full Time
Potential Careers
Inboard Engine Technician, Outboard Motor Technician, Boat Rigging Technician, Electronic Equipment Installation Technician, Marine Sales Representative, Marine Service Technician, Marine Service Supervisor
Range of Yearly Salary
$23,670-$34,736 annually
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Continue your education to obtain your bachelor's degree.

Marine Repair Technician Bachelor's Degree

UW-Stout
Potential Careers
Supervisor, Marine Engineer
Range of Yearly Salary
$31,283–$81,037 annually

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Marine Repair Technician 

43 Credits | 1.5 Years

$11,340

$7,040 In Tuition and Fees

$4,300 in Tools, Supplies and Uniforms


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 


After the WITC Marine Repair Technician Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Marine Repair Essentials certificate and a Marine Repair Technician technical diploma. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond.

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation. 

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Gainful Employment

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800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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