Dec 07, 2023  
Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

Marine Engine Maintenance Repair

Location(s): Catonsville

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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.

Marine technicians are essential components in a rapidly growing industry.  Throughout this program students will be exposed to numerous marine mechanical systems. Features in the program will provide the entry-level marine technician with hands-on training. That training includes how to perform routine maintenance on marine engines and related systems as well as instruction on how to identify problems using the latest diagnostic technology along with performing basic repairs.

Students entering this program should have a strong sense of understanding how mechanical systems work.

Marine technician jobs are in demand. Positions can be found in nearly all marinas and boat dealerships throughout the area. 

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.

CCBC Pathway

Business Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

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

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.

Program Length

79 hours of instruction over a 5 week period.

Program Requirements

Ability to lift 40 pounds

This program is eligible for Baltimore County Public Schools Blueprint funding

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

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)




An Overview of the Modern Marine Industry​ 





Marine Engine Maintenance and Repair​


Textbook: Introduction to Outboard Systems
Included in registration cost


T-$256 /F-$598

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

For further information contact our call center at 443-840-2222.

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