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The Center for Corporate and Professional Education

Marine Technology

Marine Technician Training: An Introduction to Outboard Systems


with Curt Ainsworth

Calendar Oct 17, 2022 at 6 pm

An Introduction to Outboard Systems
Start a New Career in Marine Technology

The Center for Corporate and Professional Education at Cape Cod Community College is offering a Marine Technician/Mechanic Training Program, in partnership with Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) and Yamaha Marine University, to meet the demands of the booming Massachusetts boating industry!  

This Yamaha Introduction to Outboard Systems course covers all components and functions of an outboard engine.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have developed the skill set needed to enter the workforce as an entry-level Outboard Engine Technician, and students will receive a Yamaha industry-recognized credential. 

Cost: The MA Marine Trades Association has provided scholarships of $500 per student, reducing the cost from $999 to $499 per student. 

Who Should Take This Program
This 100-hour program is for entry-level participants with little or no experience in the field. Previous experience is desirable but not required. Interested participants should have a high school diploma/equivalent or 1-3 years’ experience in the field.  

What to Expect 
This program is hybrid with in-person classroom instruction, live Zoom sessions, onsite technical instruction, and online instruction. Students will receive career coaching, curriculum support, as well as hands-on training.  

Program Timeline  

  • Program will be offered three nights per week. 
  • 10 student maximum. 

Class Format
All programs with in-person (on campus) classroom instruction at Cape Cod Community College require students to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to participation. 

Contact Curt Ainsworth, Marine Technology Coordinator/Instructor, at 774.330.4606 or email

Payment plan available: $250 deposit plus 4 payments of $62.25, paid every two weeks.

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