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Degree Programs in Marine Technology and Marine Technician Training at New England Tech in Rhode Island

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Founded in 1940 and located in East Greenwich RI, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is a private, non-profit technical university offering Associate, Bachelor’s, Master's and Online Degrees in over 50 programs and a leader in technical career education in Southeastern New England. New England Institute of Technology is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

The focus at New England Tech is to give each student a solid balance  and most of the Associate’s Degree programs can be completed in as little as 18 months and the Bachelor’s Degree programs in as little as 3 years. Students will have professional skill building from day one, instruction by industry leaders, small classes, extensive student support, and flexible learning options that include online education.

At New England Tech, the strong focus on hands-on learning will give you an edge in your career from day one. With unique, lab-based learning experiences, you’re able to develop real-world skills in your chosen trade or profession.


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Academic & Career Programs

Undergraduate Programs

  • AS Degree in Marine Technology: In the Associate in Science degree program in Marine Technology, you will develop hands-on skills in the installation, service, and repair of mechanical, electrical, electronic, and hydraulic systems used by both recreational and commercial boats and ships. The Marine Technology program will give you the opportunity to achieve factory technician certification in repairing Volvo Penta and Yamaha propulsion systems. This will prepare you for entry-level positions in boatyard operations, boat and shop manufacturing, engine repair, marine electronics installation, and more. Upon graduation, students become members in the American Boating and Yacht Council (ABYC). Potential Career Opportunities include - The marine mechanic training will provide both the knowledge and skill needed to repair, maintain, and rebuild electrical systems, boat engines, motors, and other marine instruments. Graduates of marine mechanic schools will find plenty of job openings in repair shops, though they may also find work on docks and marinas performing on-site overhauls for larger crafts like commercial fishing boats or private vessels.
  • BS in Business Management with the Automotive Service/Transportation Management (MGTT): Graduates of the Business Management program with the Automotive Service/Transportation Management (MGTT) concentration will be prepared to seek entry- to mid-level positions such as general service manager, sales manager, service writer, parts manager, warranty administrator, fleet manager, collision repair production manager, and marina and boatyard manager.

Marine Technician Training

  • Basic Diesel Training and Technician Certification: This two-day training is designed for the technician with experience in the service and repair of marine inboard gasoline engines. It’s the training for technicians who want to advance those basic mechanical skills as they relate to marine diesel engines.
  • Advanced Diesel Technician Training: This three-day course is for the diesel engine technician who has mastered the basic marine diesel engine skills as covered in the ABBRA Basic Diesel Engine Technician Certification course, and who wants to advance those skills.
  • Composites Certificate Course: This course consists of two parts. The first two days are an introductory course with general information about composite repair as well as lab activities. The second part is a more advanced course consisting of three days with more detail and lab activities. A final exam will be given on the last day.
  • Topcoat Application: The three-and-a-half-day ABBRA Topcoat Application program will advance both the beginning and experienced topcoat applicator’s level of expertise in boat surface preparation, deepen the understanding of topcoat systems and application equipment and techniques, build skills in estimating and troubleshooting the job, and ensure thorough comprehension of current shop and personnel safety practices.
  • Gasoline EFI: This three-day course provides marine technicians with hands-on gasoline EFI training. It covers fuel and electrical EFI component function and testing procedures for GM-based EFI inboard and I/O engines. Morning and afternoon sessions will be broken into sections of two-hour lectures followed by two-hour labs.

LAST UPDATED ON Aug 17, 2021