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Marine Engine Technology Education and Marine Maintenance Training in Mstate Detroit Lakes Campus

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Through its four campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena, M State offers all that the region could ask of a two-year community and technical college: transfer and liberal arts programs, vocational and technical education, customized training for business and industry, continuing education opportunities for lifelong learners, athletic and cultural opportunities and strong student support services.

In addition to the four traditional campuses, theye also have the eCampus, which offers more than 22 majors online and 150 courses so students can advance their education when it works for them. Each campus has a unique and proud history of providing programs and personal services to meet student needs for more than 40 years. The college staff offers outstanding support services, and the faculty provides excellent teaching.

The Detroit Lakes campus, with a total enrollment of 1,700, offers unique programs including PowerSports Technology and Marine Engine Technology – both fitting for a campus in the heart of Minnesota lake country. The campus off ers food service, child care, a variety of student organizations, a veterans resource center and the Business & Entrepreneurial Services Center. With small class sizes, the faculty-to-student ratio allows for one-on-one attention, while exceptional student support services are available to promote academic success. The College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Academic & training Programs

Undergraduate Programs



  • AAS Degree (69 credits) or  Diploma (60 credits) or Certificate (30 credits in Marine Engine Technology: A marine engine technician works in an exciting, rapidly changing and growing industry. The Marine Engine Technology curriculum is designed to train competent marine technicians. The primary focus of the program is the diagnosis, service and repair of outboard and stern-drive engines, drive systems and related systems and components. Students will perform service on modern marine equipment using special test equipment and tools. Students in this program will learn how to plan and perform repairs according to the various manufacturers’ recommended procedures.
  • Students entering this program should have good mechanical aptitude, communication skills and the ability to comprehend service literature. Graduates of this program are in high demand to fi ll positions in dealerships as technicians, with many having opportunities to move into management, self-employment and factory representative positions.
  • Certificate in Marine / Powersports Maintenance Specialist (16 credits): The purpose of this program is for the student to gain mechanical confidence in marine and powersport products. The certificate also can be applied to recreational outdoor powersport or boating enthusiasts who want to get a grasp on maintaining their own equipment. This is a beginners certificate to build the mechanical abilities needed when working on recreational products.

LAST UPDATED ON Sep 27, 2017

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