Program Overview

The high school Marine Repair Technology program is designed to prepare you to fill the increasing needs of the boating production and repair industry.  The program is open to high school juniors and seniors.  Maintenance and repair of all types of engines and marine systems will be covered.

Degree Explanation

You will be concurrently enrolled through your home school and National Park College and have the opportunity to earn college credit for the courses in this program.

Job Opportunities

  • Marinas
  • Marine Retail Shops
  • Boat Manufacturers
  • Private Businesses

Program Content:

Introduction to Marine Repair

This course introduces students to basic marine parts, accessories and service order creation. Shop safety, tool identification, and proper tool use are also included. 

Electrical Systems I

This course covers basic electricity and electrical systems as they pertain to the marine industry.  AC and DC electricity, ignition systems, starting and charging systems, and boat electric systems and wiring will be covered.

2 and 4 Cycle Theory

This course covers the theory of operation of both 2 cycle and 4 cycle engines, and their application to the marine industry. Engine and parts identification, replacement parts selection, marine engine history, along with fuel delivery, ignition, and drive systems will be covered.

2 and 4 Cycle Theory Lab

This lab covers the hands-on applications learned during the related course.  Upon completion, students will be able to troubleshoot, disassemble, and reassemble marine engines. 

Upon successful completion of the two-year program, students will have the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Completion in Marine Engine Fundamentals.

Enrollment Criteria

  • Minimum eighth grade reading level; 
  • Minimum eighth grade math level; 
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA;
  • Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds

All programs in the technical center have three class periods available for enrollment. In the event there are more applicants for a section than seats available, students will be asked to choose an alternate period. If the section(s) are still over enrollment capacity, students may be asked to submit an essay and participate in an interview process. 

Final determination will be at the discretion of the instructor and the center director.