The Marine Engine Technology program is located on M State’s Detroit Lakes campus, in the heart of Minnesota lakes country. Our program produces skilled marine engine technicians who have job opportunities with boat dealers and engine manufacturers nationwide.
As a Marine Engine Technology student at M State, you'll use the latest in technology from all major engine manufacturers to service and repair outboard and stern-drive engines, drive systems and related systems and components.
The Marine Engine Technology program's innovative flexible scheduling, modeled after industry training programs, makes it possible for you to tailor your college coursework to accommodate your work and family commitments. Lectures are delivered online and accessible 24/7, and visits to the college marine lab to practice and master your skills are scheduled scheduled at your convenience.
Our program is guided by an advisory board made up of local and regional industry members who review our curriculum, ensuring that students are learning the skills needed by employers.
Degree options, all offered through the Detroit Lakes campus, are:
This program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.
There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.
For more information on student eligibility, visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322 or download the elgible program list.
Marine/Powersports Maintenance Specialist Certificate
Locations: Detroit Lakes
Marine Engine Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: Detroit Lakes
Marine Engine Technology Diploma
Locations: Detroit Lakes
The purpose of this certificate is for the student to gain mechanical confidence in marine and powersport products.This will allow the student to attain an entry-level position at a local dealership. This 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.
The Marine Engine Technology AAS curriculum is designed to educate individuals to become competent marine technicians along with learning the skills needed for management and manufacturer technical positions. The primary focus of the program is the diagnosis, service and repair of outboard and stern-drive engines, with the understanding that the graduate of this program may need to explain the various systems to customers. Our students perform these services on modern marine products 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. This program is designed for the individual who is looking toward a long-term goal of management, technical manufacturer service or business ownership.
The Marine Engine Technology curriculum is designed to educate individuals to become competent marine technicians. The primary focus of this diploma program is the diagnosis, service and repair of outboard and stern drive/inboard engines, drive systems, and related systems and components. Students service modern marine equipment using special test equipment and tools. Career opportunities include working in dealerships as technicians, with many having opportunities to move into management, self-employment and factory representative positions.
Articulation agreements ensure that students completing specified coursework or degree programs at M State will transfer into designated programs at partner universities or colleges according to the terms of the agreement. This cooperative effort eliminates or minimizes the questions and confusion that sometimes accompany transfer and allows our students to be confident that their degree from M State will satisfy a substantive portion of the completion requirements for the bachelor's degree at the university or college they will be attending.
Motorboat Mechanic and Service Technician
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Graduates will find career opportunities as Marine technicians, service managers, factory representatives, dealership owners, parts specialists, service writers and marine sales personnel.
Description: Repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines.
Typical education level:Vocational Certificate
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All career data is set to your current geographical area: up to 100 miles away from Detroit Lakes
The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.
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Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 09:48am