How to Select a Marine Repair School
When choosing a marine repair school, prospective students should look for schools that offer both classroom theory and practical dock study. The school's curriculum should include marine business concepts, as well as classes in servicing, repairing and troubleshooting marine vehicles.
Program facilities and technology are also important when selecting a marine repair school. Students may also look for schools that are part of the American Boat and Yacht Council and the Association of Marine Technicians. Schools that are affiliated with local marinas and dealerships may offer additional hands-on opportunities or internships.
Summary of important considerations:
- Students should look for schools that offer both classroom study and practical application.
- Prospective students should look for a clean, up-to-date workroom with modern equipment and experienced instructors.
Program Course Summaries
Courses in a marine repair program involve work with engines, welding, stemdrive systems, diesel engines and electronics, in addition to the core liberal arts and business curriculum. Courses are typically offered at the associate's degree level.
Marine welding courses teach student to repair aluminum and other metal fabrication that may have been destroyed on a boat. Students learn to use welding tools and to finish a job correctly. Engine courses focus on 2- and 4-stroke outboard motors and how to maintain, build and re-build these motors. Student also learn about fuel, ignition and the fusion of electric and gas-powered systems. Common courses also include:
- Marine electricity and electronics
- Outboard motors
- Stemdrive Systems
- Fiberglass boat repair
- Boating safety
- Inboard engines
10 Schools with Marine Repair Programs
|Kingsborough Community College||2-year, Public|
|Honolulu Community College||2-year, Public|
|Coastal Carolina Community College||2-year, Public|
|Skagit Valley College||2-year, Public|
|Cape Fear Community College||2-year, Public|
|Broward College||2-year, Public|
|Massasoit Community College||2-year, Public|
|Chattanooga State Community College||2-year, Public|
|Austin Community College||2-year, Public|
|Fletcher Technical Community College||2-year, Public|