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Career Technical Education

Marine Service Technology

Marine Service technicians build, repair and maintain boats and other marine vessels.

Through hands-on projects, Marine Service Technology students learn the fundamentals of engine operation, maintenance and repairs. Students also learn about boat construction and the safe operation and use of tools and materials involved in making repairs and improving the condition of marine vessels. Training provides exposure to diesel engines, electrical repairs, plumbing, HVAC, and navigation systems as well as aspects of business and customer service.

Some schools offer State-Approved (Chapter-74) programs in Marine Service Technology. These programs provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field. Other schools may offer a more condensed version of this training, which has been designed at the local level. This is known as Non-Chapter 74 or "Perkins-Only." Learn more about the difference between State-Approved and Local CTE programs.

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Last Updated: September 14, 2022

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