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Field of Study: Boat Maintenance and Repair

College preparation

Proprietary schools, colleges, and universities all offer this program. If you want to study at a proprietary school, you can prepare for this program of study by completing your high school degree or getting a GED. If you want to study at a college or university, you can prepare for this program by taking the following courses: four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

  • Introduction to Mechanics
  • Marine Mechanics and Repair
  • Boat Repair and Refinishing


Typical course work

A program in this field typically includes courses in the following subjects:

  • Boat Design and Maintenance
  • Boat Electrical Systems
  • Boat Operations and Piloting
  • Engine Maintenance and Overhaul
  • Fiberglass and Wood Hull Construction and Maintenance
  • Inboard Engines
  • Outboard Engines
  • Propeller Drive Train Systems
  • Sails