Start Your Career As A Marine Specialist
Marine Specialist Program Training at WyoTech
The marine specialist program provides students with hands-on training needed to begin working as a watercraft technician.
The program introduces students to the propulsion systems, gas and diesel engines, inboard and stern drive systems, and everything they’ll need to pursue careers in marine specialist industry.
Students will train in:
- Vessel Power Transmission
- Inboard Engine Propulsion Systems
- Diesel Engines, Power Generation and Marine Electronics
- Outboard Engine Propulsion Systems
Students can learn all aspects of engine operations, maintenance and repair may be covered including electronic fuel injection and engine management systems. Computer and software usage as it pertains to engine interface, parts research and service manual usage may be discussed and performed throughout the program.
Graduates of our marine specialist program are qualified to pursue careers as marine fleet technician, engine builder, and franchise dealership technician.
Complete the online form to receive more information about the WyoTech Marine Specialist program.
Marine Specialist Career Field
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, an increase in the population of retired people is expected to increase the number of people who have leisure time and income to spend on recreational equipment such as motorcycles and motorboats.*
Graduates of the marine specialist program are well prepared to seek entry-level careers in a number of technical related areas, which include:
- Boat and Motor Rigger
- Apprentice Mechanic
- Assistant Shop Manager Trainee
- Entry-Level Technician
- Parts Associate
As the population nears retiring age, it's not hard to imagine a marginal increase of people who might have extra leisure time and income to spend on recreation equipment. If there are leisure boats on the open waters - there could be a need for qualified and experienced watercraft technicians to make repairs and manage the upkeep.
* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Small Engine Mechanics, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/small-engine-mechanics.htm (visited May 28, 2013).