Technician Training Program

At MMI, we’ve specialized marine repair technician training to a new level. If open waters are calling, the answer of exciting career options start here.


Industry’s Choice

We're proud to say: the world's top marine brands choose MMI for technician training. They choose us for the quality of our program and for the quality of our graduates. If you’re serious about working in the marine industry, MMI is the direct line to top manufacturers.
Instructor Marine Orlando


Experience and Expertise

MMI offers hands-on classes taught by experienced instructors who can help you open the door to a wonderful career that has endless possibilities.

Program Overview

If you love the water and are in search of a great career, then you belong at Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI). MMI's 51-week, industry-approved curriculum emphasizes the real-world skills needed by marine dealerships. 

Through a combination of classroom instruction, demonstrations and hands-on work in the lab, you'll diagnose, service and repair marine mechanical systems using current technology and equipment.

You'll have the opportunity to work hands-on with some of the best marine brands in the world, and will work on everything from inboard gas and diesel engines to outboard 2-stroke and 4-stroke motors.

Marine Program Overview

Your courses will include:

  • Capstone - key competencies related to the entire Marine program
  • Engines
  • Lower Units/Outdrives
  • Rigging
  • Fuel & Lubrication Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Diesel 1 & 2
  • Volvo Penta
  • Service Operations
  • Honda Marine
  • Yamaha Marine
  • Suzuki Marine
  • MercTech 1 & 2

MMI’s Marine core program includes factory training from Mercury Marine, Suzuki Marine, Yamaha Marine, Honda Marine, and Volvo Penta.

Each three-week manufacturer-specific course is designed to provide students with technical and hands-on training specific to each brand. Students learn the design and operation unique to each manufacturer:

  • Outboard motors and lower units:
    Honda 225; Mercury Verado and Optimax
  • Sterndrive engines and drive units:
    Volvo Penta; MerCruiser
  • Fuel systems:
    Fuel Injection; Carbureted
  • Electrical systems:
    Starting; Charging; Ignition; Power Trim and Tilt

Students also will learn setup, maintenance, service, and repair procedures, as well as, diagnosing and troubleshooting using brand specific diagnostic equipment, such as the Suzuki Diagnostic System (SDS) and the Mercury Computer Diagnostic System (CDS).

This technical knowledge and hands-on experience prepares MMI Marine graduates to begin work as entry-level technicians in marinas, boat yards, marine dealers or wherever your life on the water may take you.

Industry Partners


Financial aid is assistance from government and private sources to students to help pay for their education costs. Most students utilize a combination of aid types, such as grants, scholarships, and student loans.

The financial aid process may feel time consuming, but we’re here to help you (and your parents) throughout the process.

UTI/MMI works with you to determine your financial aid eligibility and the aid amount available, given your financial situation. It's worth asking about. Most of UTI's former graduates have benefited from financial aid. But only those who apply may receive assistance.

Scholarship Funding

Amount UTI funds in scholarships and other sources of funding to our students annually.

UTI/MMI Gets You Ready to Work.

Our industry relationships and manufacturer programs have allowed us to build a nationwide network of companies looking to hire our graduates.

We have local employment specialists available at each campus to help you find employment while you’re in school. And, we have a centralized team that specializes in assisting graduates find jobs by building national relationships with dealers, distributors and other large employers across the country.*

We can help you with:

  • Professional resume development
  • Part-time employment assistance during school
  • Interview training techniques
  • A nationwide job database
  • On-campus interviews
  • Career development classes
  • Employer recruitment
  • Ongoing employment services

* UTI cannot guarantee employment or salary.

Catalog 2015-2016

This catalog is for the program at the Orlando, Florida Marine Mechanics Institute campus.

Available @ This Campus