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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Marine Service Technology PSAV

Marine Service Technology (PSAV 5453)

Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
The Marine Service Technology program will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment in the marine industry. This 1,350 hour program employs theory and laboratory work to cover a broad range of entry-level skills that will provide a solid foundation for a career in the industry.

Admission Requirements

1. No high school diploma or GED is required. (To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must:                            Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have completed                      homeschooling)
2. Complete an Application for Admission, located at
3. Take the Test of Adult Education (TABE) exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine if you are exempt,
    please go to
4. Send request for official high school transcripts, GED, or validated foreign equivalent to the Admissions Office.
5. Attend a program information session and meet with the program advisor.

Completion Requirements
1. Successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
2. All financial responsibilities must be satisfied.

Program Length
Daytime: 1350 clock hours - 42 weeks/ Evenings: 1350 clock hours - 49 weeks

This program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Eligio Marquez Jr., Program Director, (561) 868-3542

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Clock Hours: 1350
MTE0003 Marine Rigger 300
MTE0056 Inboard Diesel Engine Technician 300
MTE0074 Outboard and Inboard Engine Diagnostics Technician 150
MTE0090 Outboard Engine Technician 300
MTE0092 Inboard Gasoline Engine Technician 150
MTE0093 Drive Train Technician 150
Total Program Clock Hours: 1350

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
Upon completion of this program, students may seek employment as entry-level marine technicians in dealerships, independent service/repair shops, or boat maintenance facilities. Students may choose to enter jobs as technicians, service advisors, parts specialists or entrepreneurs.

Career Path Notes
This program provides instruction in the broad area of inboard and outboard boat repairs and general maintenance specialization. Student competencies to exit the program for employment are established by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC).

Career Center
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook:
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