Boat Mechanics Courses in Orlando, FL with Degree Summaries

Situated within 10 miles from the downtown area, only one school near Orlando offers courses in boat mechanics. To make an informed education decision, learn about the program requirements at the institution and see if it fits your needs.

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Orlando Boat Mechanics Training

Opportunities to study boat mechanics are limited in the Orlando area, but there is a school offering training options within a 20-minute drive of the city's center. Read about the required courses and learning methods for its program, and then review a table of school stats. A few other colleges that are considerably farther away are also discussed for their relevant program offerings.

  • Located about 10 miles from central Orlando, Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is a for-profit school offering a marine technician specialist certificate program through its Marine Mechanics Institute. The marine campus has one training area and 13 classrooms with about 45,595 square feet of available space.

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School Statistics

After learning what the school has to offer academically, check out this table to get additional facts about the institution. There is info on costs, the graduation rate, campus setting and more.

Universal Technical Institute - Auto, Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics Institute Division - Orlando
School Type 2-year, private for-profit
Total Enrollment (2014) 2,959*
Campus Setting Large Suburb
Tuition & Fees (2015-2016) $33,750*
% of Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014) 89%*
Acceptance Rate N/A - open admissions*
Retention Rate (Fall 2013 to Fall 2014) 70% full-time*
Graduation Rate 57% graduation rate (students who started in fall 2011)

Source: *NCES' College Navigator

UTI's Marine Mechanics Institute

Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) in Orlando, Florida, is a division of the nationwide UTI. It is a private for-profit training school accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology, which in turn is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an accrediting agency. MMI is also approved for veterans training. UTI has provided boat mechanic training for over 40 years. The institute also offers instruction for the automotive, diesel, motorcycle and collision repair industries.

Marine Technician Specialist Certificate

This program takes 51 weeks to complete. Students learn to repair, service and diagnose marine mechanical systems through hands-on labs, demonstrations and lectures. Topics include diesel and gasoline engines, electrical and fuel systems, outdrives and lower units.

Each class in the 42.5 credit hour-program is three weeks in length. Specific courses cover 2- and 4-stroke engines, outdrives/lower units, rigging, service operations, lubrication and fuel systems, electrical basics, electrical systems and diagnostics and diesel engines. In addition, students take courses geared towards fixing certain manufacturers' engines, such as Volvo Penta, Honda Marine, Merctech 1 and 2, Yamaha Marine and Suzuki Marine. There is also a capstone course in which students complete performance tests and demonstrate their skills working with various kinds of engines.

Other Schools

Students may also enroll in a marine specialist program at WyoTech - Daytona in Ormond Beach, Florida, approximately 64 miles northeast of Orlando. Other choices include Marchman Technical Education Center in New Port Richey, Florida, about 115 miles west of Orlando and Pinellas Technical Education Center in Clearwater, about 102 miles southwest.

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