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Marine and Powersports Technician

Fuel a love for the outdoors and the open road.

Turn your talent for outdoor tech and passion for powersports into a successful career.

Learn to service, tune and repair marine and powersports equipment and build the professional experience you need to become an entry-level technician.

The Marine and Powersports Technician program prepares you for an apprenticeship or entry-level position in this exciting industry. You’ll build the technical skills and knowledge to pursue a variety of careers working with dealerships, rental agencies, construction companies, marinas, outfitter camps, golf courses, government agencies and standalone repair facilities.

You’ll use our state-of-the-art facilities to gain professional shop experience and explore precision measuring, preventative maintenance, diagnostic procedures and repair. You’ll also develop in-depth knowledge and practical experience with safety procedures, industry-standard tools, engines, fuel systems, electrical systems, seasonal storage, new vehicle prep, performance and tuning.

As a Marine and Powersports Technician student, you can improve your career potential by earning an endorsement from the Yamaha Technical Academy and the University of Polaris.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intake
    Fall
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    1 year
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you’ll build critical skills with the help of industry pros and kickstart your career by gaining professional, practical experience with engines, electrical systems, fuel systems, suspensions, maintenance and winterization.

TERM 1

Build essential skills, learn safety procedures and use industry-standard tools to explore engines and electrical systems.

TERM 2

Explore fuel systems, suspensions, steering and maintenance procedures and choose an elective that matches your career goals and enhances your potential.

TERM 3

Build your professional network and gain real-world training and field experience by working with an employer in the marine and power sports industry.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Technician
  • Shop foreperson
  • Parts person
  • Parts manager
  • Service writer
  • Service manager
  • Detailer
  • Technical service representative
  • Customer delivery specialist
  • Technical specialist
  • Shop owner
  • General manager

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Learn like you’re working. Explore shops that simulate industry conditions and develop the practical work experience you need to succeed.
Learn with the same state-of-the-art equipment as industry experts, ensuring you’re career ready and prepared to make a difference from day one.
Push performance to the max and measure your expertise in real time with our motorcycle dynamometer.
Take advantage of small class sizes to work one-on-one with industry-experienced instructors and enhance your learning experience.

Graduate Success

Marine and Powersports Technician graduates work in marine and powersports service departments across Manitoba. RRC Polytech has Manitoba’s longest-running Marine and Powersports Technician program and is recognized for training highly experienced, versatile problem solvers.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

100% – NEW GRADS HIRED

At RRC Polytech, you’ll learn to use state-of-the-art technology on a wide variety of outdoor equipment. By combining these skills with practical field experience, instructor insight and industry connections, you’ll have everything you need to fuel endless outdoor adventures across Manitoba.

100% – CONSIDER PROGRAM UP TO DATE

Marine and Powersports Technician students develop the crucial work experience they need to graduate career ready. You’ll enter the industry confident and prepared to adapt, take advantage of new opportunities and continue your lifelong learning journey.

100% – CONSIDER INSTRUCTORS KNOWLEDGEABLE

Our instructors are industry pros with years of experience and an endless passion for their work. By partnering with employers and industry leaders, they ensure your skills are practical, up-to-date and ahead of industry needs.

“The Marine and Powersports Technician program helped me to start a rewarding career that has taken me places I never dreamed of.”

Dustin Blackwell – Instructor
RRC Polytech

“The Marine and Powersports Technician program allowed to turn my passion into a career. I learned the foundational skills to become a strong technician and complete the apprenticeship program.”

Cody Twist – Technician
Enns Brothers

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Marine and Powersports Technician student, you share a love for the outdoors and enjoy repairing motorcycles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, personal watercraft and boats. You want to upgrade your skills and turn your passion into a lifelong career while learning to professionally modify and maintain your own toys.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Challenge-driven
  • Detail-oriented
  • Independent
  • Technical thinker

SKILLS

  • Adaptability
  • Commitment
  • Dependability
  • Lifelong learning
  • Problem solving

INTERESTS

  • Snowmobiles
  • Motorcycles
  • Boats
  • Fishing
  • All-terrain vehicles
  • Active lifestyle
  • Outdoors
  • Performance
  • Electronics
  • Hunting

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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LIST OF COURSES

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OTHER INFORMATION

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