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Marine and Powersports Technician

Limited seats for Fall 2024

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
  • Credential
  • Program Delivery
  • In-person Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • Intake
  • Program Length
    1 year
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $6,100 – $6,800
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Direct entry
  • Work-Integrated Learning
    Gain hands-on experience with real work opportunities
  • 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.


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


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


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


What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with 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.

Mechanic fixing part of a vehicle
Learn like you’re working. Explore shops that simulate industry conditions and develop the practical work experience you need to succeed.
Mechanics inspecting a jetski
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.
Students using a computer to inspect a vehicle
Push performance to the max and measure your expertise in real time with our motorcycle dynamometer.
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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.

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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.


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.

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Students running tests on a jetski


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.


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


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


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

All the Information You Need


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Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.

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Celebrate and motivate your learning. Whether you’ve sprinted through the first term or just received your acceptance letter, find a variety of bursaries, scholarships and awards.

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Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

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Start preparing with peace of mind. View information about courses and sections, including locations, delivery methods and costs. It only takes minutes to register and further your future.

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Plan out your preferred learning journey. Review a summary of this program’s courses to discover what you’ll learn and how an RRC Polytech education will help your career.

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Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.

Person browsing the RRC Polytech website


Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

Begin Your Journey

Get Started with RRC Polytech

Start Your Application

Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

Funding Your Education

Support yourself while pursuing your RRC Polytech education. You may be eligible for loans, grants and scholarships to help tackle your financial needs.

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RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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