Marine Maintenace Technician

Workforce training

Man fixing boat engine

Why Marine Maintenace Technician?

Michigan has more than 3,200 miles of shoreline, a boarding industry generating about $7.4 billion a year and the second highest number of registered boaters in the country. What is doesn't have is enough trained marine technicians to repair and maintain all the boats sailing on its waterways. This is specialized, year-round work that is in high demand in Michigan, as well as in Florida and other states where power boating is a lifestyle.


Why Bay College?

In partnership with Macomb Community College, Bay College is offering the only program like it in the Upper Peninsula. This program has been developed in collaboration with the American Boat and Yacht Council, the Michigan Boating Industries Association and area marinas. The 200+ hours provides specialized training in the repair and maintenance of outboard and inboard engines, as performed in marinas and other watercraft service facilities. Funding may be available through Michigan Works! for those who qualify.

What You Will Learn

  • Problem Solving
  • Shop Math for Marine Industry
  • Basic Blueprint Reading
  • Marine Fundamentals
  • Marine Electrical Systems
  • Hand Tools/Power Tools/Diagnostics
  • Marine Plumbing Systems
  • Hydraulics and Rigging
  • Marine Engines
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Marine Carpentry and Structural Materials
  • Marine Industry Customer Service
  • First Aid & CPR Certification
  • OSHA 10-Hour Maritime Safety Training
  • ABYC Marine Service Technician Certification

Career Opportunities

With a certificate of completion from Bay College, students will be qualified for the positions of boat mechanic, marine mechanic and marine technician. The median salary for these positions are $38,340, with employers expressing a strong demand for job candidates with these skills.