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Field of Study: Boat Maintenance and Repair

Introduction

Boat maintenance and repair programs prepare people to fix and maintain boats and their mechanical systems. This program is sometimes called marine maintenance and repair.

 

Overview

Boat maintenance and repair programs include topics such as:

  • Outboard and inboard engines
  • Drive train systems
  • Electrical wiring
  • Sail fabrication and maintenance
  • Operating and piloting boats
  • Wood and fiberglass hulls and vessel components

Schools
Several community colleges and technical schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in boat maintenance repair. A certificate program usually takes six months to one year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete.