Marine Diesel Mechanic Schools

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Marine Diesel Mechanic Schools
Marine mechanic programs offer instruction on boat engine maintenance. (boat image by choucashoot from

Much like a car engine, marine vessel engines can encounter a variety problems and need repair. Boat owners and professional mariners interested in how to maintain the inner workings of their vessels can learn more in a professional training program. Marine maintenance and repair programs offer instruction on general maintenance as well as how to repair specific engines. Several schools across the country offer programs in marine engine repair and maintenance.

Marine Mechanics Institute

Marine Mechanics Institute is division of the Universal Technical Institute. The Orlando, Fla.-based technical school offers a marine technician specialist program that can be completed in 51 weeks. Students will learn about diagnosing, repairing and maintaining a variety of engines. In addition, instruction is given on fuel and diesel systems. Marine Mechanics Institute also offers a marine technology manufacturer program that includes courses on specific manufacturers, such as Marine Honda and Marine Yamaha. Students in the marine technology manufacturer program Marine Mechanics Institute also learn about how to diagnose and test diesel systems.

Marine Mechanics Institute

2202 W. Taft Vineland Road

Orlando, FL 32837



WyoTech is a technical school with campuses across the United States, including Florida, California and Pennsylvania. The school offers a marine specialist program that affords hands-on experience in systems that include diesel engines, outboard motors and electrical systems. Courses in the program also offer instruction on marine electronics and vessel power transmission. Students can also elect to complete an advanced marine concentration, one of which focuses on advanced diesel and power generation.


470 Destination Daytona Lane

Ormond Beach FL, 32174


Annapolis School of Seamanship

Annapolis School of Seamanship offers hands-on training courses for mariners. Instruction is offered in areas that include navigation, safety and diesel. The school has two courses related to diesel systems that are appropriate for both professional mariners and recreational boaters. The marine diesel basics class is 12 hours in duration and covers topics that include anatomy of a diesel engine and maintaining a marine diesel engine. A more advanced course on marine diesel engines lasts two days and offers detailed instrution on troubleshooting engine failures. The class also teaches attendees about engine alignment and servicing a cooling system.

Annapolis School of Seamanship

601 Sixth St.

Annapolis, MD 21403


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