If you’ve always had a love of the water, you don’t have to live life solely on land. With the help of a marine mechanic school, you can enjoy a career as a marine technician, working on boats and other watercraft.
At Automotive Training Center, our Marine Service Technology program is capable of preparing you for employment as a marine service technician working on gas and diesel engines, outboard engines, and related mechanical and electrical systems.
Explore a Career as a Marine Technician
The ATC Warminster campus is the exclusive location for all marine program coursework. We have provided Marine Service Technology training at this location since 2006, becoming a test site and training location for numerous well-known names in the industry. Students attending classes at our location will have the opportunity to work on industry-standard engines like Yamaha, Honda, and Mercury Marine.
While a considerable amount of time will be spent in the classroom, work in our marine facilities will give you necessary hands-on experience. Our marine-focused facilities feature large water tanks, with the ability to work on inboard and outboard engines.
Developing Skills to Become a Technician
As a marine technician, it’s your job to keep boats running smoothly each day. Of course, there’s a lot more that goes into the job than simply working on boats. You’ll be talking to boat owners about their needs and desires, meaning more than technical skills are necessary.
You need people skills to succeed, too. You’ll need to become familiar with the different engine setups on different boats, be it inboard, outboard, or inboard/outboard (sterndrive).
Those who graduate from the ATC Marine Service Technology program will be able to seek out exciting positions in the industry as a marine service technician, refrigeration and air conditioning technician, marine electrician, or gelcoat and fiberglass technician.
Whether working on a large marina or as a personal watercraft technician for a few small clients, our hands-on programs will prepare you for a successful career in the industry.
A Chance to Grow
Lifelong learners are typically successful with what they pursue, because they remain engaged and focused on continuing to craft and hone their skills. Marine technicians, with proper training and experience, may become service or parts managers, technical instructors, or field service representatives. You’ll have the opportunity to pursue a fulfilling career path.
One thing you’ll learn quickly is that a boat is more than just the engine that powers it. Understanding the mechanical and electrical systems, along with plumbing, heating, and air conditioning, is critical.
A boat needs to look good, too. Fiberglass and gelcoat technicians maintain boats to ensure they look good as time moves on. Become a lifelong learner committed to marine technology, and see what a career in the industry is like.
Explore the Marine Service Technology Program
If you want to learn more about the Marine Service Technology program at Automotive Training Center, contact us today to schedule a campus tour. Get a closer look at our Warminster campus and some of the tools you’ll have the opportunity to work with, while meeting with our instructors and staff.