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Boat Maintenance and Repair


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.

Boat maintenance and repair programs teach students about a variety of topics.

Boat maintenance and repair programs include topics such as:


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.

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Program Admission

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 diploma 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.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

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

Things to Know

Some schools combine boat repair with other repair programs, such as motorcycle repair or small engine repair.

Most programs require that students purchase their own tools, safety equipment, and work clothes.

If you plan to open your own business, classes in small business administration can be helpful.

As boat engine technology advances, you will need to keep your skills up to date. Expect to take classes throughout your career.


King-Snohomish Area

Seattle Central College

Kitsap Area

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

Olympic College

Tacoma Area

Bates Technical College (South Campus)

Clover Park Technical College (South Hill Campus)

West Side Area

Skagit Valley College

Skagit Valley College (Anacortes Campus)