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Marine and Powersports Diploma at Central Lakes College (CLC) Brainerd Campus, MN

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Established in 1995 after a merger of two community colleges Brainerd Community College and Brainerd Staples Technical Colleges, Central Lakes College (CLC) is a two-year community and technical college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System with campuses in Brainerd and Staples. Central Lakes College is one of 31 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, offering over 70 programs courses in the liberal arts and sciences and technical programs.


CLC offers diploma and transfer degree programs such a s AA, AS and AAS. Apart from the degree and diploma programs, CLC Continuing Education offers a wide range of continuing education (open enrollment, non-credit) programs that are easily accessible and affordable. Individuals can gain new skills and knowledge, or keep their professional training up to date.

Central Lakes College serves over 6,000 students per year and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Education & Training Programs




Marine Technical Programs

  • Marine and Powersports Diploma (1 year): The Marine and Powersports Diploma is designed to provide the students with the knowledge and skills needed for the rapidly growing recreational and power equipment fields. Courses in the program cover all aspects of maintenance and repair, shop operation, set up, and delivery.
  • Graduates of this program typically become employed at dealerships as service technicians. The most common types of dealerships include outdoor power equipment, snowmobile, marine, motorcycle, and all-terrain vehicle (ATV). After completing this program, students will be prepared for a variety of careers, including service technician, general manager, service manager, individual business owner, parts personnel, factory service representative, and parts manager.