Marine Repair Technician Training


Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC), a top ranked two-year college in the nation, offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enhancement.

The college offers more than 50 career programs and is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System. WITC has four campuses in Ashland, New Richmond, Superior, and Rice Lake, two outreach centers at Hayward and Ladysmith, and our Washburn County Learning Center located in Spooner. WITC employs a staff of more than 1,700 and provides education to 6,000 credit students in more than 50 full-time programs, plus technical certificates and apprenticeship programs and nearly 20,000 residents in continuing education courses.

The college works closely with local businesses, other educational institutions, and government and service agencies to develop partnerships. The Tech Prep initiative, interactive television (ITV) networks, the Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center (NWMOC), and the local Workforce Investment Boards (WIB) are just a few examples of WITC’s collaboration for the benefit of its students and the community.

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. WITC is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Training Programs

Technical Programs

  • Technical Diploma in Marine Repair Technician (2 years): This three-semester program trains the student with hands-on skills for two- and four-cycle gasoline engines, drive systems, transmissions, fiberglass boat hulls, electrical systems, and consumer-supplied products. Courses are taught in a 6,000-square foot lab featuring the most up-to-date equipment including EFI and direct injection engines. The student will learn marine engine service, operation, diagnosis, repair, equipment installation, maintenance, and rigging new boats. Students participate in off-site training at local marinas and dealerships and gain actual service experience through community-supplied projects. The program in unique in the state and is a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the Association of Marine Technicians (AMTECH).
  • Technical Diploma in Motorcycle, Marine, and Outdoor Power Products Technician (2 years): The Motorcycle, Marine, and Outdoor Power Products Technician program will prepare the student to troubleshoot, service, and repair recreational equipment. Theories of construction and operation of two- and four-cycle engines, new developments in environmental concerns, and engine overhaul are studied, as well as transmissions and chassis service techniques.

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