Marine Technician Program

Marine Technician Program: Introduction to Marine Engines and Systems 


BHCC is pleased to announce in partnership with Mass Marine Trades AssociationMercury Marine University, and local employer Boston Boat Works BHCC will provide training for marine technicians to meet the demands of the MA boating industry. Marine Technicians earn an average wage of $45,000-50,000 per year with a growth potential of 5 % across the state. The average wages for technicians have increased by approximately 30% over the

last few years.

Students will receive instruction in The basics of Marine Service and Technology, theory, and repairs, including Mercury and other engine brands. Students will achieve an Industry Recognized credential with Mercury Marine Systems Technician Certificate. This will allow you to continue with Mercury University if you decide to work at a Certified Mercury Dealer. 

Students will also receive career counseling, mentorship, tutoring, hands-on training, and job placement assistance.

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Fall Schedule: September 18 through November 30, 2023

Spring Schedule: January 8 through March 20, 2024

  • 10 Weeks
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings, 6–9 p.m


Tuition is free for those who will work in the Marine Industry and those who qualify for the Good Jobs Challenge or Rapid Recovery & Reemployment (R3). 

Classes are held in person at Boston Boat Works in Charlestown, teaching ABYC text and workbooks Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology and Mercury University Systems Basics.

Both shop and the classroom are in the same location!

This program is for entry-level participants with little or no experience in the field who want a job in the field and are ready to work when they complete it. Interested participants should have a High School diploma/ equivalent or 1-3 years of mechanical experience.

Rapid Recovery & Reemployment (R3) Financial Assistance

Eligible for Financial Assistance under Rapid Recovery & Reemployment (R3) Short-term Training.

In order to determine your eligibility for tuition assistance, please complete the R3 application to learn how R3 may be able to support your career goals. If you have any questions beyond eligibility, please contact us at

Learn more about Rapid Recovery & Reemployment (R3) Short-term Training.


Please email Lateia Johnson R3 Assistant Director at to apply