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Boats Need Mechanics to Ensure Smooth Sailing

WyoTech Marine SpecialistThe National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) estimates there are approximately 13 million motorized pleasure crafts operating in the United States today.* These range from cabin cruisers and fishing boats to houseboats and yachts. All of these boats have engines. And all these engines need to be serviced and maintained.

Working on marine engines — be they gasoline or diesel, inboard or outboard — takes special training. WyoTech in Daytona Beach, Florida, now offers a Marine Specialist program that provides the kind of intense, hands-on training and experience you need if you would like a career as a professional watercraft technician.

4 Core Courses

In WyoTech’s Marine Specialist training program, students take four core courses that provide a general overview of modern watercraft technology, operation, maintenance and repair. These are:

  • Vessel Power Transmission
  • Inboard Engine Propulsion Systems
  • Diesel Engines, Power Generation and Marine Electronics
  • Outboard Engine Propulsion Systems

Students get to work with industry pros to get hands-on experience with stern-drives and outboards, gasoline engines, diesel engines and generator sets, power-heads, electrical systems, fuel systems, lubrication systems, upper housing and other key technologies.

Advanced Courses

In addition, Marine Specialist students can take advanced courses in either Advanced Marine Concentration, which focuses on advanced diesel and power generation as well as EFI and CAN bus systems, or with their Off-Road Power Concentration, which covers PWC as well as electrical systems and snowmobiles.

The entire Marine Specialist career education program takes just nine months to complete. WyoTech’s Career Services team can then help graduates find employment as franchise dealership technicians, marine fleet technicians, engine builders, aftermarket part developers or other marine engine specialties.

Contact WyoTech for More Information

If becoming a marine specialist sounds like something you’d like to do, contact WyoTech’s Daytona Beach campus today for more information on this exciting program. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

* National Marine Manufacturers Association press release, 2/4/2008:

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