Basic Program

This 45-hour overview course introduces participants to careers available in the recreational marine trades with an emphasis on the role of the marine technician. Through lecture, demonstration, hands-on experiences, and field trips, information is gained about opportunities in the following recreational marine trade areas:

• Electronics
• Mechanics
• Boatyard Skills
• Rigging
• Hull Preparation
• Shrink Wrapping
• Boat Transportation
• Marina Operations
• Retail and Customer Service

This course will provide participants with the basic practical information for an entry level position in the recreational marine trades.

Massachusetts Marine Trades Association approves this course.

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an industry-recognized certificate.


For furthur information please contact:
Community Education Department
T: 508-588-9100 x1307 or x1310
F: 508-427-6532

Hear what our 45-hr technician Students Say!

“This course has given me the confidence to pursue my goals in the Marine Trades Field.”
Marcelle Landry,
Marine Basic Course ~ Fall 2008

“I never knew that you could plug a computer into a motor to tell you what’s broken. Being able to do things hands-on helped me learn a lot.””
Matt Channell
Marine Basic Course ~ Fall 2008