Students will receive training to fulfill the primary duties as an entry-level Marine Mechanic. This program will give students hands-on training in all aspects of outboard engines. Our students will be introduced to test equipment, diagnostics equipment, information resources, and repair procedures for many different outboard engine manufacturers. Students primary focuses will be on electrical systems, lower units and power heads. Students will learn proper procedures on engine operations, engine servicing/troubleshooting, fuel systems, ignition systems, two stroke and four stroke engines, propulsion systems, propeller shafts, water pumps, gear boxes, rigging, steering, engine mounting, and electrical systems.
Certifications or Certificates
- Electrical: Rigging Outboard Engines, Steering, Engine Mounting, Electrical Systems, Diagnostics. Contact Hours: 74
- Lower Unit: Propulsion Systems, Propeller Shafts, Water Pumps, Gear Box. Contact Hours: 75
- Power head: Engine Operations, Engine Servicing/Troubleshooting, Fuel Systems, Ignition Systems, 2 stroke and 4 stroke engines. Contact Hours: 75
- Safety: Medic First Aid / CPR / AED, OSHA Forklift. Contact Hours: 16
Graduates who successfully complete the course have the opportunity to earn the following certifications or certificates.
Length of Program
- NIT Certificate of Completion
- Medic First Aid / CPR / AED
- OSHA Forklift Safety
Format of Program
- 240 Hours (Homework Required)
Prerequisites for Enrollment
- Format may vary. Please contact the office for most up-to-date schedule.
- Offered at the main campus in Palmer, Alaska
- 18 Years of Age or Older
- DOT Equivalent Drug Test (If accepted, test can be done no more than 10 days before class begins)
- Pre-Participation Physical
- Social Security Card
- Valid Alaska Driver's License or State Issued Photo ID Card