Marine Technology

Students in the Marine Technology Academy learn the theory of marine engine operation and how to service four stroke, two stroke, and diesel engines. This is a very hands-on series of classes that enable students to also learn 12 volt electrical systems. Yamaha Outboard Motor Corporation has partnered with Inlet Grove High School, which will enable students to earn a very prestigious Yamaha University industry certification (Introduction to Outboard Systems). Another component of this program is learning about the ecosystem in which this field operates, through environmental and marine science classes and trips, such as fishing, snorkeling and boating.

Course Information

Online CreditNo
Wheel ClassNo
Block ScheduleYes
Prerequisites3.0 GPA
LocationOn Campus

Livingston Burt

Mr. Burt is the Marine Technology instructor who teaches hands-on real-world applications from boat and engine repair to ecological wildlife protection.


Yamaha Outboard Corporation in conjunction with Yamaha University has partnered with the school and is offering the “Introduction to Outboard Systems” industry certification to our students who pass their rigorous exam.

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Career Outlook and Salaries

Small engine mechanics inspect, service, and repair motorized power equipment. Mechanics often specialize in one type of equipment, such as motorcycles, motorboats, or outdoor power equipment.

Quick Facts: Small Engine Mechanics

2022 Median Pay$44,080 per year
$21.19 per hour
Typical Entry-Level EducationSee How to Become One
Work Experience in a Related OccupationNone
On-the-job TrainingSee How to Become One
Number of Jobs, 202288,000
Job Outlook, 2022-323% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2022-322,500