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Marine and RV Technology

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Marine and
RV Technician
Repair Training

As a student in the Marine and Recreational Vehicle Technology Program, you have a unique advantage upon graduation. You’ll learn the ins and outs of the marine side and the land side of recreational vehicles. Where else can you get that in a single program? To put it briefly, you’ll be learning logical diagnostic procedures and effective repair methods for a variety of recreational vehicles including but not limited to:

  • Motorhomes & RVs
  • Powerboats
  • Jet Skis
  • Diesel and Gasoline: Outboards & Inboards
  • And more

The program is part of the Yamaha Marine University and includes training with modern test equipment and specialized tools that replicate real working environments. The J-Tech shop provides a multi-level approach using computerized diagnostic information systems, system specific specialty tools, electronic circuit testing tools and meters, and air conditioning charging and recovery equipment. This will prepare students to take the Yamaha certification exams required in the Marine Maintenance Certification Program (MCP).

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At J-Tech, we work best when we’re hands-on. We believe the best training comes from learning in a realistic environment. Our laboratory settings are designed to represent the actual shop environments you could expect to find working in the industry. Find out if career training in Marine and RV Technology is right for you by taking the quiz below.


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Is Career Training Right for you? Find Out!

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report of the results.

On Wheels and On Water. This is why you should go to J-Tech:

With this unique program you get an in-depth and behind the scenes look at both the RV field as well as the Marine field. After graduation you can choose to stick to one of these or to specialize in both, depending on how many hours you would like to work. Below we outline some figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Florida is the #1 state in the country for employment of Marine Service Technicians, by far. People employed in this industry in the state of Florida make an annual mean wage of $45,410 as of May, 2018. This translates to $21.83 an hour before benefits.
  • Florida is the #4 state in the country for employment of Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians. People employed in this industry in the state of Florida make an annual mean wage of $42,860 as of May, 2018. This translates to $20.61 an hour before benefits.

Career options that may be available to you:

Marine Technician

Marine Mechanic

Outboard Technician

Boat Mechanic

Inboard Technician

Boat Technician

Outboard Specialist

Marine Systems Specialist

Marine Systems Technician

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1. Connect   2. Visit    3. Decide

1. Connect
2. Visit
3. Decide

Interview with

Have a personal interview with an Admissions Representative. This is your chance to get all of your questions answered about the program you’re interested in. 

Submit all
requested forms

Complete and submit all required forms including the enrollment agreement, payment of the application fee, and a meeting with the Campus Leadership Team.


J-Tech will determine your eligibility on the basis of educational background, personal interview, and commitment to becoming a working graduate.

Meet With
Financial Aid

Meet with a Financial Aid Officer to determine your financial aid eligibility and options.

Marine and RV Technology Training and Skills:

  • Proper use of hand and power tools
  • A/C and D/C electrical systems rigging, diagnosis, and repair
  • HVAC-R
  • Diesel and gasoline engines
  • Outboard engines
  • Suspension and steering
  • Generators and alternators
  • Marine drive systems and lower outboard units
  • Preventative maintenance

Ready to take the next step?

PROGRAM Highlights

Graduates of J-Tech’s Marine and RV Technology Program acquire the entry-level skills necessary for a career as a marine or a recreational vehicle service technician. You will be working hands-on, learning diagnostics and repair as well as learning the soft skills required to be successful in your career. Learn to disassemble and reassemble the entire power train of a unit from the head and block to the trim system.

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ABYC Certification ready

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300+ piece
tool set

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On wheels. On Water. Different Everyday

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Thinking about becoming an
Marine and RV Technician?

Step 1: experience what J-Tech is all about. You may be asking yourself: Can I do this? Can I afford to pay for this? Is J-Tech the right place to do it? The best way to get these questions answered, and more, is to come check us out. Pick a date and time, and we’ll do the rest!


J-Tech also works with local employers for input on current trends and new equipment to meet the changing needs of the industry.