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Marine Mechanical Technician
Award type: Certificate
Skagit Valley College

Program Details
Program Overview for Marine Mechanical Technician
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Skagit Valley College
Program website
Program contact
Mike Beemer
(360) 766-6282 Ext. 3003
Program description
This program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to install, maintain, and repair modern marine engines and propulsion systems. Students learn the fundamentals of fuel, cooling, exhaust, ignition, lubrication, electrical, hydraulic, and control systems for gasoline and diesel engines. An emphasis is put on developing acute troubleshooting skills while adhering to industry best practices and techniques. Hands-on training covers how to install and repair inboard diesel and gasoline engines, sterndrives, and outboard motors to manufacturers specifications. Ongoing growth in the marine manufacturing and service industry within the pleasure, military, and commercial sectors is driving strong demand for skilled marine technicians. In response to this demand, Skagit Valley College is a member of the Marine League of Schools, a national consortium of marine technology educators providing industry standards-based training and education.
Financial Information
Approximately $1,500 per quarter
Tuition per credit
$113.04 (WA Resident)
All students pay a Student Technology Fee of $5.00 per credit ($40 maximum), a Student Self-Assessed Fee of $1.50 per credit ($15 maximum), a General Fee of $4.50 ($67.50 maximum) and a Technology Fee of $12.00 per credit.
Books and materials
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Supplies, tools, uniform
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Program Information
Length of training
9 Months
Award type
Clock hours
Locations offered
Marine Technology Center view map
Public transportation service: Skagit Transit

Offered evenings/weekends
Offered onlineno
Entrance requirements
Certification/license required to work in this field
Certification/license obtained as part of training program
Certification/license test preparation provided