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3016 Hwy 77 N
Panama City, FL 32405
Phone (850) 767-5500
fax (850) 747-5555

  • Marine Service Techologies

    Marine Service Techologies

  • Inboard Motor Repair

    Inboard Motor Repair

Available Schedules

Full Time
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Part Time
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Advisory Committee Members

R. Cortes
V. Sellers
J. Gullory
J. McCreight
Treasure Island Marina

A. Battle
Battle's Rivercraft Marine

J. Crain
Yamaha Motor Corporation USA

J. Hamilton

Pirate Cove Marine

J. Kirkpatrick
A. Nahitchevansky
Cetacean Marine

J. Maniscalso
Yamaha Motor Corporation USA

J. R. Williams
Custom Marine

Marine Service Technologies

Marine Service Technologies

Program Length: 1350 hours
54 weeks
Program Number: T400210

The content includes, but is not limited to, the following: service, repair and overhaul of four-stroke and two-stroke cycle engines and outboard motors; as well as repair of boating accessories. With regard to the above, course content will include electrical systems, fuel systems, power transfer systems, ignition systems, cooling systems, lubrication systems, drive systems and boat and trailer rigging.

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Marine Service industry.

Program Structure: This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of six occupational completion points (OCP).                              

Course #

Course Description




Marine Rigger

300 hours



Outboard Engine Technician

300 hours



Outboard Engine Diagnostics Technician

150 hours



Inboard Gas Engine Technician

300 hours



Drive Train Technician

150 hours



Inboard Diesel Technician

150 hours





Admission Requirements
16 years or older

Basic Skills: Unless exempt, students' competencies in reading, math, and language are assessed using the Wunderlic.

Program Advisory Estimated Entry-Level Salary Range

Council on Occupational Education (COE) Rates
Program Completion Rate: 67%
Program Placement Rate: 90%

About the Instructor

Teacher Info: 

My name is Bobby C. Miller Jr.  I retired from the US Air Force in 1994, and began my new career in the marine industry. I attended school to obtain industry certification for Yamaha, Mercury, Johnson, Evinrude, BRP, and Honda. I successfully completed the service technician training for Grady-White and Boston Whaler, which qualifies me for servicing and troubleshooting major components and systems for these boats. I had the opportunity to work for the TV show Survivor in Figi and Survivor in Palau.  I also worked on the show called Pirate Master.  I was the outboard mechanic responsible for maintaining and servicing all the boats for these shows.  I currently own and operate a business called Mobile Outboard Marine. Inc., established in 1999. The business has allowed me to stay current with new technology in all makes and models of outboard engines.