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Marine Service Technologies

STC Marine Services Technologies


Program Content:

The Marine Service Technologies program focuses on maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing, removing, and installing marine engines and systems in pleasure boats. Classroom and lab time includes service, repair, and overhaul of four stroke and two-stroke cycle engines, outboard engines, electrical systems, fuel systems, power transfer systems, ignition systems, cooling systems, lubrication systems, drive systems and boat/trailer rigging. Through a combination of classroom instruction, demonstrations and hands-on work in the lab, you will diagnose, service and repair marine mechanical systems using current technology and equipment.

Suncoast Technical College partners with leading manufacturers to allow you to accelerate your career with highly specialized technician training. Some of the biggest names in the marine industry supply the school’s training programs with the latest tools, equipment and educational materials that are not available at any other technical school. In the Marine Service Technology program, you will receive factory training on Honda Marine, Mercury Marine, Suzuki Marine, Volvo Penta, Yamaha Marine, Yanmar Marine and BRP Marine. Factory Certificates of Completion are available for successful completion of the course. Leading representatives of the marine industry make up the advisory board for the Marine Service Technology program. Job placement is at an all-time high!

To address the marine industry's need for post-secondary technical education, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) developed the The Marine League of Schools. ABYC assists these schools in the areas of curriculum development and instructor training/certification to help ensure that the training provided is relevant and up-to-date. Member schools are held to a higher standard due to their affiliation with ABYC. ABYC can confidently refer the future leaders of our industry to Suncoast Technical College’s Marine League School where students get introduced early on to the source of marine industry standards that get applied to the majority of new boat builds here in North America as well as the service and repair side of the industry. Knowledge like this will give these students a jump-start in their careers as marine industry professionals and help them early on to rise above their peers due to their advanced level knowledge.

Program Length:

The Marine Service Technologies program is offered full time, days only and takes approximately 12 months (1350 hours) to complete.

Industry Certifications/State Credentials:

  • ASE Automobile/Light Truck Technician:
    • Engine Repair (A1)
  • Marine Electrical Certification
  • ASE Entry Level – Auto:
    • Engine Repair (ER)
    • Electrical/Electronic Systems (EE)
  • ASE Automobile/Light Truck Technician:
    • Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6)
  • Marine Diesel Certification
  • Electronics System Associate (ESA)

Obtainment Time Frame: In program

Entrance/Exit Requirements:

Reading, math, and language competencies are pre-assessed. The required basic skills grade levels for the Marine Service Technologies program are Reading-9, Math-9, and Language-9 and must be met prior to program completion.

Standard Occupations:

For specific occupation information, including wages, employment trends and more, visit the following links:

Motorboat Mechanics & Service Technicians

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Course Campus Location(s):


Course Sequence:


Course #

Course Title




Marine Rigger

300 hrs



Outboard Engine Technician

300 hrs



Outboard Engine Diagnostics Technician

150 hrs



Inboard Gas Engine Technician

300 hrs



Drive Train Technician

150 hrs



Inboard Diesel Technician

150 hrs