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Marine Service Technology Courses

Marine Service Technology

At our Marine Mechanic School in Warminster, students have the opportunity to enroll in our Marine Service Technology program, where you’ll receive hands-on training and experience. This training and experience comes working on inboard and outboard engines manufactured by top industry names like Honda, Yamaha, and Mercury Marine.

Why limit yourself to a career on land when you can enroll in the marine program and spend your career on the water? Continue reading to learn more about our course offerings, and what life at Automotive Training Center is like when you’re enrolled in our program.

Marine Electrical and Air Conditioning Systems

Marine TechLearn the fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism, basic electrical circuits, test equipment, wiring diagrams, and ignition protection.

This course also tackles marine battery types, chargers, and starting and charging systems. Marine safety equipment will be explored, too.

This course also teaches students about:

  • AC electrical basics
  • AC generators
  • Inverters
  • Circuit protection
  • Shore power installations

Marine Mechanical Systems

In this course, you’ll be taught the basics of marine terminology, as you become familiar with some of the key terms and facts you need to know about watercraft. Basic seamanship and line handling help you understand what other boaters may run into when out on the water, while an understanding of fuel systems will prepare you to handle basic vessel repair.

The appearance of a water vessel certainly matters, too. That’s why we teach students about:

  • Basic fiberglass and cosmetic gelcoat repair
  • Boat trailer maintenance

Marine Engine Performance

Marine TechnicianIn this course, you will have the chance to work with fully realized inboard/inboard-outboard and outboard engines.

These engines are manufactured by some of the top names in the industry, including:

  • Mercury Marine
  • Honda Marine
  • Yamaha Marine

It’s all about engines in this course. Tackle exhaust system types, materials, design considerations, and testing. Drive systems include theory and operation of transmissions, propeller shafts, sterndrives, and propellers.

Receive Credit for Future Endeavors

We know that you may be thinking about your future when enrolling in the marine program here at ATC. To that end, marine students obtaining employment with a Mercury/MerCrusier dealership can receive credit for Mercury Marine’s Marine Technician Fundamentals Course (MTF). This is a baseline requirement for becoming a certified Mercury technician.

Students at ATC also have access to Yamaha Marine University, an online training portal that features courses and materials specific to YMU’s “Introduction to Outboard Systems.” Credit for any successfully completed training course can be transferred to a technician’s account once they are employed by a Yamaha dealership.

The review and study of ABYC Standards, along with the Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Certificate, is also worked into the Marine Service Technology program, incorporated into the day-to-day in both lab work and classroom time.

Seek a Career in a High-Demand Industry

The marine field is in need of knowledgeable, high-quality technicians. Our Marine mechanic School provides the skills and knowledge you will need to build a successful career. Learn all about the latest equipment and technology being used in the industry while preparing for your career, right here at ATC.

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