Marine Mechanic Programs

Marine mechanics specialize in repairing boats, yachts, jet skis and other water crafts.

Marine mechanics, or boat mechanics, specialize in repairing boats and other water crafts. Many professionals receive on-the-job training, but training programs and certificates are also available. These programs are generally offered in vocational or technical schools and provide coursework and hands-on training in all boating operating aspects. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook in 2009, the average wage of a marine mechanic is $35,430, with the field’s highest earners making $55,030 a year on average.

Universal Technical Insititute (UIT)

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is a large technician training school with locations across the country. It offers job placement assistance and helps students obtain careers in leading companies like BMW, Harley-Davidson, NASCAR and Mercedes-Benz. Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI), located in Orlando, Florida, is a division of UTI offering a 51-week marine technician specialist program. It offers hands-on training and provides manufacturer-sponsored courses by Honda Marine, Marine Yamaha, Marine Volvo-Penta, Marine Suzuki and Mercury Marine.

Marine Mechnics Institute

2202 W. Taft Vineland Road

Orlando, FL 32837


Wyoming Technical Institute

Wyoming Technical Institute (Wyotech) offers certificates and associate’s degrees in automotive, motorcycle, diesel, watercraft, HVAC and collision repair at six campuses in California, Wyoming, Florida and Pennsylvania. The school’s Marine Specialist Program consists of six courses and hands-on experience in areas such as inboard and outboard mechanics, diesel engines, stern-drive mechanics, vessel power transmission and systems in fuel, electrical and lubrication. Students may also choose the Off-Road Power Concentration with coursework focused on mechanical and electrical systems or the Advanced Marine Concentration specializing in diesel power and EFI systems. This program is only offered at Wyotech’s Florida location.

Wyoming Technical Institute

470 Destination Daytona Lane

Ormond Beach, FL 32174


Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

With more than 50 career programs, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College has a 91 percent job placement rate within six months of graduation. Its Marine Repair Technician diploma is a three-semester program with a 6,000-foot, state-of-the-art laboratory featuring EFI and direct injection engine equipment. The school also provides off-site training at local dealerships and marinas. Courses are taught in mathematics, English, communications, basic computers and small engine mechanics.

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

505 Pine Ridge Drive

Shell Lake, WI 54871