Technician Training Program

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 leading marine brands in the world, and will work on everything from inboard gas and diesel engines to outboard 2-stroke and 4-stroke motors.

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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.

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Plus, our partnership with Mercury Marine, one of the world’s leading marine engine manufacturers, provides students who qualify with the opportunity to earn Provisional Mercury Outboard Certification. MMI is the only school where you can earn this professional certification while you train.

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