Marine & RV Technology

Marine & RV Mechanic School

If working on recreational vehicles—for both land and sea—sounds like an adventure, then look no further. J-Tech’s Marine and RV Technician program isn’t just about boats and RVs. You’ll be learning proper diagnostic procedures and repair methods for other motorized machines too.

  • Motorhomes & RVs
  • Powerboats
  • PWC (Personal Watercraft)
  • Diesel & Gasoline: Outboards & Inboards
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Marine and RV Technician

Specialized Marine & RV tech training at J-Tech

Whether it’s riding roads or riding waves, people love the machines that allow them to do it. And considering over 11 million households in the U.S. own an RV* and nearly 289K own boats**—the demand for skilled technicians to work on those machines isn’t going anywhere. And with high demand comes job security.

Part of Yamaha Marine University’s training program, the curriculum also includes comprehensive instruction on how to use modern test equipment and specialized tools in realistic work environments. Our fully equipped shop offers a multi-level approach where students gain valuable, hands-on experience working on computerized diagnostic systems, system specific specialty tools, electronic circuit testing tools and meters, and air conditioning charing and recovery equipment. Students receive preparatory education and will sit for each of the four (4) components of Yamaha’s Maintenance Certification Program (MCP).

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**Linchpin SEO, “Boating Market Marketing & Industry Trends Shaping 2022”:

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Florida has more than double the number of jobs for Marine Mechanics than any other state in the U.S.

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The average annual wage for a marine mechanic as of 2021 was over $50K in Florida and nearly $47K nationally.

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Florida is #1 in the nation for the number of RV service technician jobs with an annual average pay of more than $43K.

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Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians:
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians:


  • Marine Technician
  • Marine Mechanic
  • Outboard Technician
  • Boat Mechanic
  • Inboard Technician
  • Boat Technician
  • Outboard Specialist
  • Marine Systems Specialist
  • Marine Systems Technician
  • Diesel Engine Specialist
  • Bus & Truck Mechanic





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Marine & RV Technology Program

J-Tech’s Marine & RV Technology program helps students acquire the skills they need to work as entry-level marine or RV service technicians. As a student in the program, you’ll have the opportunity to assemble and disassemble the entire power train of a unit from the head and block to the trim system.

As a student in our Marine Mechanic program, you'll also have access to the following benefits:

ABYC Certification Ready

613 Piece Tool Set

Valuable Insights

Job Opportunities

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What You'll

Proper Use of Hand and Power Tools

A/C and D/C electrical systems rigging, diagnosis, & repair

Marine Drive Systems & Lower Outboard Units

Diesel & Gasoline Engines

Outboard Engines

Suspension & Steering

Generators & Alternators


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