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2000-2001 Catalog

Automotive and Transportation
Marine Service Technology (5640)

Vocational Certificate Program

This program provides students with entry-level skills for employment as marine engine technicians. Students will learn to diagnose and repair outboard, inboard and stern drive engines and related marine equipment (including personal watercraft). The course content will include the following: service, repair and overhaul of four-stroke and two-stroke engines and outboard motors; and service and repair of boating accessories. Course content will also include electrical systems, fuel systems, power transfer systems, ignition systems, cooling systems, lubrication systems, drive systems and boat and trailer rigging.

Training is provided in various employability skills. An optional internship program is available to assist students in obtaining job experience.

Students enrolled in this program may be required to enroll in basic skills training. This will be determined by their scores on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

Students in this program should be advised by the instructor or the program director before enrolling in courses.

This program is offered at the Geis Marine and Industrial Technology Center during day and evening hours. For information call 766-5578 or 766-5580.

Course Number and Title
Contact Hours
Professional Courses  
*VPI 0100 Reading Skills
*VPI 0200 Mathematical Skills
*VPI 0300 Language Skills
MTE 0060 Boat and Motor Rigging
MTE 0014 Trailer Rigging and Repair
MTE 0013 Service Writer/Parts Technician
MTE 0131 Outboard Marine Engine Ignition and Electrical Systems
MTE 0181 Outboard Marine Fuel and Cooling
MTE 0132 Outboard Marine Engine Overhaul
MTE 0221 Outboard Marine Engine Gearing
MTE 0223 Stern Drive/Vertical Drive Units
MTE 0054 Four-Stroke Marine Engine Overhaul
MTE 0001 Diesel Engine Service and Repair
MTE XXXX Four-Stroke Outboard and Trolling Motor Repair

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.