OEC Marine Services Technology

This course prepares students for technical-level work in the marine industry. Graduating students will be able to perform a variety of troubleshooting, installation, services, and repairs to marine systems. Sessions are a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on skill building and training.
Advisor: Rich Gonzalez: rjgonzalez5@alaska.edu, (907) 486-1239 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Skills Acquired:
  • Troubleshoot and service marine engines
  • Troubleshoot and install marine plumbing systems
  • Troubleshoot and install marine electrical systems
  • Troubleshoot and install marine drive systems
  • Service and repair boat trailers
  • Perform repairs on boat hulls and rig outboards
  • Understanding of industry and career opportunities
man working on an outboard engine


Requirement for Marine Services Technology OEC

Students will complete the following courses:

  • MT A102: Introduction to Maritime Trades
  • MT A110: Marine Boathandling and Safety
  • MT A112: Internal Combustion Engine Theory
  • MT A113: Outboard Engines
  • MT A114: Gasoline Inboard Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • MT A119: Marine Electrical
  • MT A120: Marine Electronics
  • MT A121: Marine Plumbing
  • MT A130: Marine Drive Systems
  • MT A140: Marine Boat Trailers
  • MT A150: Marine Materials


Boats, hand tools, electrical systems, customer satisfaction, work ethic, perform routine maintenance, fuels systems, diagnosis, electronic equipment, engine repair, GPS, oil changes, mechanical equipment, mechanical problems, service calls, marine plumbing, outboard engines, tune ups.

Earning Potential

The average wage of a marine service technician is about $25.50 per hour.

Job Outlook

Alaska's maritime sector represents Alaska's largest employer and it is a significant economic force in the state. 
Marine Service Technicians jobs are expected to grow 11% by 2030.