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Non-Credit Training Certificate in Marine Technician in partnership with the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA)

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Founded in 1966, Massasoit Community College is one of the largest of the 15 community colleges within the Massachusetts Public Higher Education system and offers associate degree programs in arts, sciences, and applied sciences, and one-year and short-term certificates for a range of occupations and interests including corporate and job skills training courses. Massasoit offers associate degree programs in 18 majors, including occupation-specific programs and liberal arts.

Over 3,000 students annually enroll in non-credit community education or workforce development courses at Massasoit Community College and the college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States.

Massasoit Community College has three campuses, located in Brockton, Canton, and Middleborough with modern classroom facilities, laboratories, and computer centers. The marine courses are offered at, Hingham, MA

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Training Programs

Non-Credit Training Certificate



  • Marine Technician Certificate: 350-hour program in partnership with the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association - Since 1998, Massasoit Community College has partnered with the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) in training recreational marine technicians. Massasoit Community College is offering the three courses required for a 350-hour Marine Technician Certificate. This certificate was developed by the College in conjunction with the MMTA. An industry-recognized Marine Technician Certificate is jointly issued to those successfully completing all three courses. The 3 courses are Marine Technician Fundamentals (140 hours), Marine Technician Outboard Engines (96 hours), and, Marine Technician Inboard Engines (114 hours).
  • Marine Technician Fundamentals Course: This course, the first of three required courses for the Marine Technician Certificate, provides classroom and hands-on instruction in marine safety, tools and equipment, the basics of marine engine parts, marine systems (water, fuel, steering, electrical, lubrication, ventilation, ignition, instrumentation), as well as the underlying theories of combustion, electricity, and power generation. Included are fall lay-up, spring preparation, trailering, yard equipment, and basic boat moving procedures.
  • Marine Technician Outboard Engine Course: This course, the second of three required courses for the Marine Technician Certificate, provides classroom and hands-on instruction on marine two and fourstroke outboard engines, including installation, as well as engine systems, preventive maintenance, trouble-shooting and repair. Lessons also focus on lower units and propulsion, power tilt/trim, tune-ups, and winterization
  • Marine Technician Inboard Engines Course: This course, the third of three required courses for the Marine Technician Certificate, provides classroom and hands-on instruction in the theory, design, operation, controls, installation and maintenance of marine inboard, inboard/outboard, stern drive and diesel engines. Systems discussed include cooling, lubrication, exhaust, gearing, transmission and hydraulic.

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