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Marine Technician Program

Marine Technician Program: Introduction to Marine Engines and Systems 

BHCC is pleased to announce in partnership with Mass Marine Trades AssociationMercury Marine University and local employer Boston Boat Works BHCC will provide training for marine technicians to meet the demands of the MA boating industry. Marine Technicians earn an average wage $45,000-50,000 per year with a growth potential of 5 % across the state. The average wages for technicians have increased approximately 30% over the last few years.

Students will receive instruction in:  The basics of Marine Service and Technology, both theory and repairs including Mercury and other engine brands. Students will achieve an Industry Recognized credential with Mercury Marine Systems Technician Certificate. This will allow you to continue with Mercury University if you decide to work at a Certified Mercury Dealer. 

Students will also receive career counseling, mentorship, tutoring hands-on-training and job placement assistance.

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New classes coming soon. Stay tuned!


Tuition is free for those that are going to work in the Marine Industry and for those who qualify for the Good Jobs Challenge or Rapid Recovery & Reemployment (R3). 

Classes are held in person at Boston Boat Works in Charlestown teaching ABYC text and workbooks Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology and Mercury University Systems Basics

                                                Both shop and the classroom are in the same location!

This program is for entry-level participants with little or no experience in the field who want a job in the field and are ready to work when they complete.  Interested participants should have a High School diploma/ equivalent or 1-3 years’ mechanical experience.


Please email Lateia Johnson R3 Assistant Director at lmjo8989@bhcc.edu to apply