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Career Program in Marine Service Technology Training in Florida

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Manatee Technical College (MTC) - formerly Manatee Technical Institute (MTI) is respected for excellence in technical training and academic education. Its state-of-the-art campuses, industry-driven curriculum and experiences instructors make its training and academic programs sought after by prospective students needing job training, continuing workforce development, and academic skill enhancement, as well as by employers seeking highly skilled professionals.

Manatee Technical College trains students for secure, high paying careers in a variety of fields. MTC offers short courses, one- and two-year programs, and apprenticeships. Career Preparation programs are perfect for adults who want to get the training they need to get a job or start a new career path. Most programs can be completed in just six months to one and a half years. Some programs prepare students for licensure. Participants may attend full- or part-time, and many classes are available day and evening.

In 2014,  Manatee Technical Institute (MTI) was renamed Manatee Technical College. MTC is a part of the School Board of Manatee County. Manatee Technical College (MTC) is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education and the AdvancED Accreditation Commission.

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Training Programs

Career Preparation Programs



  • Marine Service Technologies (1350 hours - 11 months, full-time): The main focus of the Marine Service Technology program is on outboard engines and 2-stroke and 4-stroke theory with an overview of inboard gas and diesel engines. Students will learn the use of tools, equipment, fuel and cooling systems and how to troubleshoot and repair boats and engines, rig boats with the proper wiring, and install engines and accessories. MTC Marine Services Technology is a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council and the Association of Marine Technicians. The course prepares students for SkillsUSA, Mercury Marine, Yamaha and Bombardier certifications.
  • The content includes but is not limited to the following: Service, repair and overhaul of four-stroke and two-stroke cycle engines and outboard motors; and service and repair of boating accessories.  With regard to the above, course content will include electrical systems, fuel systems, power transfer systems, ignition systems, cooling systems, lubrication systems, drive systems and boat and trailer rigging.

Non Credit Courses

  • Marine Firefighting

Last  updated: Feb 27, 2018 

The content includes but is not limited to the following: service, repair and overhaul of four-stroke and two-stroke cycle engines and outboard motors; and service and repair of boating accessories.  With regard to the above, course content will include electrical systems, fuel systems, power transfer systems, ignition systems, cooling systems, lubrication systems, drive systems and boat and trailer rigging.

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