Marine Maintenance Technology (MT) prepares students for marine trade employment in three major areas: marine propulsion, marine vessel systems, and marine composites. Marine Maintenance Technology offers a one-year certificate, which serves as the core for the two-year AAS degree.
Marine manufacturing and repair-refit companies in the leisure, military, and commercial industries are driving demand for skilled marine technicians. In response to this demand, Skagit Valley College is a member of the Marine League of Schools, a national consortium of marine technology educators providing industry standards based training and education. In the MT program students divide their time between the classroom and well-equipped lab facilities, and through on-site testing, will work toward credentials with the following:
• American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC),
• American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA),
• National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), as well as other industry recognized certification entities.
Sample Career Options Include:
Motorboat Mechanics & Service Technicians
Watercraft Service Attendants
If you are interested in working in the field of Marine Maintenance Technology, our Workforce Planning Guide is designed to provide you with recommended courses to complete your Marine Maintenance Technology, AAS degree. Of course, educational plans may vary, based on which quarter you begin, how many credits are taken, and placement into Math and English. First year students start Fall quarter. To keep you on the best pathway, we encourage you to consult with an Academic Advisor for scheduling options.
Program Maps are an integral part of our Planning Guide. Each Program Map includes a suggested quarterly sequence of courses so you could earn your degree within two years of full-time study. Your Program Map is also designed to help you create an individualized, customized Educational Plan, which is required of all SVC students. To start creating your Educational Plan, please consult with an Academic Advisor.
Program Map - Marine Maintenance Technology - Marine Technician Emphasis, AAS