Orlando Boat Mechanics Training
Opportunities to study boat mechanics are limited in the Orlando area, but there is a school offering training options within 10 miles of the city's center. Read about the required courses and learning methods for its program, and then review a table of school stats. Another school that is considerably farther away is also noted for its 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 8 labs with about 30,750 square feet of available space.
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 (2017)||2,236*|
|Campus Setting||Large Suburb|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$27,450*|
|% of Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)||93%*|
|Acceptance Rate||N/A - open admissions*|
|Retention Rate (Fall 2016 to Fall 2017)||69% full-time*|
|Graduation Rate||57% graduation rate (students who started in 2014-15)|
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 51.5 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.
Another choice is F.K. Marchman Technical College in New Port Richey, Florida, about 115 miles west of Orlando.