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Marine Engine Maintenance Repair

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Program Description

This course is intended to provide entry-level technicians with a fundamental understanding of the marine industry and marine service careers including outboard systems, their repair, maintenance, applications and usage.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

​1. discuss how marine outboard engines work, what their common problems are and processes for repair;
2. successfully complete industry certifications to enhance employment opportunities; and
3. gain employment with a local marina or marine facility.

Program Credential

CCBC Credential: Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

After successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to work in an entry level position in outboard engine repair and maintenance and to take the Yamaha exam on Introduction to Outboard Systems.​

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

79 hours of instruction over a 5 week period.

Program Requirements

Ability to lift 40 pounds

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



VOA 750

An Overview of the Modern Marine Industry​ 




VOA 749

Marine Engine Maintenance and Repair​


Textbook: Introduction to Outboard Systems
Included in registration cost


T-$257 /F-$597

Course Series Totals:





Additional Information

Skills for Success:
Mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity and an ability to follow safety rules are key elements of success.

Career Opportunities:
Entry-Level Marine Technicians, Marina/Boatyard Assistant, Marine Engine Dealership/Sales.

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Contact Information

Coordinator | Jim Fitch | | Essex Campus | 443-840-1237 | BESS 115

Director | Michelle McCallum | | Essex Campus | 443-840-1925 | BESS 117

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