Marine and Small Engine Technician Apprenticeship

Level Apprenticeship

Learn to test, diagnose, inspect, repair and maintain boat engines.


Become a Small Engine or Marine Engine Technician and gain the skills to challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam. All students in class are working in the trade, providing an excellent opportunity for networking. The program can act as a great stepping stone to several other trades.

Length of Study:
3 Levels. Each level is an 8 week block, 30 hours per week, totalling 240 hours.

NOTE: Upon completion, successful students are eligible to challenge the Ontario Certificate of Qualification.

Your Future Career

  • Small/Marine engine technician
  • Service manager
  • Service writer
  • Marina operator (level 3)

What You Learn

  • Electrical and electronic systems
  • Fuel systems, engine systems
  • Braking, transmission and auxiliary power systems
  • Propulsion systems (level 3)
  • Electronic fuel management systems (level 3)
  • Handling, rigging, running and storing auxiliary systems (level 3)

You must be a signed apprentice with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development to be eligible to take these programs.  Please go to for additional information.

Academic Upgrading

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit