A Marine Engine Mechanic wearing gloves and using a ratcheting socket wrench to repair the motor attachment on a boat

Inspect, service and repair marine engines as a marine mechanic

Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic Ontario College Certificate program

Turn your love of boats into a great career! Lots of hands-on time. Latest equipment. Excellent career prospects.

Program code MTME
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Certificate
Program Delivery Full-time
Program delivery method(s) In person What does this mean?

Program information

Program description

In this program, students prepare for a career as a Marine Engine Mechanic, Marine Engine Apprentice or Marina employee working on recreational boats in the Marine Industry. Students develop a concentrated understanding of marine and watercraft systems that includes gasoline and diesel engines, fuel management systems, engine electrical systems, marine direct current electrical systems, steering and hydraulic systems, drives, and propulsion systems. A significant hands-on component allows students to develop practical and technical skills to meet the current needs of the Recreational Marine industry, and provides a basis to respond to emerging trends in the field. Finally, students become effective communicators and problem solvers who have an awareness of environmental issues, effective customer service, and basic business operations. Upon completion, the graduate may return for additional technical training and specialization such as Mercury Marine and The American Boat and Yacht Council Certification courses.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Fall 2024 Midland

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

What are the admission requirements for the Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic program?

Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status 
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/


Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit for Prior Learning website for details:

Additional information

The very nature of the work requires manual dexterity and lifting. Applicants are advised to consult with the Program Coordinator if they have specific questions related to the physical demands of the program and future employment.

What career paths can I take as a marine engine mechanic?

Your Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic certificate gives you many career opportunities

Graduates may find a range of occupations in the mechanical field, including manufacturing, dealers, operations, sales, service, and self-employment. A graduate may find employment as a Marine Engine Technician Apprentice, retail sales support, marina operations, in water and out of water boat handling. They may also opt to return to school for additional technical training and specialization.

Graduates are eligible for exemption from Level 1 in-school training requirements when entering 435B Marine Engine Technician apprenticeship.


American Boat & Yacht Council

Marine Trades Accreditation Program

Georgian College is the only institution in Canada recognized through the Marine Trades Accreditation Program (MTAP) by the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC).

ABYC sets the standard for boat building and repair practices globally. The goal of the MTAP is to increase the quality and quantity of entry-level marine service employees by better connecting students with the boating industry and its needs.

Marine Trades Accreditation Program (MTAP), Powered by ABYC Foundation

Industry support

Mercury Marine

Mercury University

Georgian is a proud affiliate of Mercury Marine. As a student in our Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic program, you’ll have access to on-demand training through Mercury University.

This includes a self-paced online training series that covers topics such as marine basics, engine fundamentals, fuel systems, electrical systems, cooling systems and shop tools.

Mercury Marine logo


Questions about day-to-day life in the program?

Connect with Rob Davidson, Program Coordinator

Do you have questions about the Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic program at Georgian?

Want to learn more about program courses, field placements, career opportunities in the mechanical field and more?

Reach out to Rob via email, or call 249.307.0169.

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What courses are included in the Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic certificate program?

Course overview

13 Program Courses
1 Communications Course
1 Field Placement

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic program outline.

  • MATH 1007 – Mathematics Techniques
  • MENG 1000 – Workshop Procedures
  • MENG 1001 – Engine Fuel Systems Principles
  • MENG 1002 – Engine Electrical Systems Diagnostics
  • MENG 1003 – Engine Function and Design
  • MENG 1009 – Basic Electrical Principles
  • MENG 1011 – Health and Safety Fundamentals

Your course delivery method(s)

In person

This program is delivered fully in person and requires you to attend campus.

Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.

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