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Marine Engine Technology Diploma
Locations: Detroit Lakes

Marine Engine Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: Detroit Lakes

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Meet the faculty

Glen Bucholz
Marine Mechanics Instructor
Detroit Lakes
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Mike Ullmer
Marine Mechanics Instructor
Detroit Lakes
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Program Highlights

  • Newly acquired equipment including a 5.7 liter MerCruiser "green technology" catalyst engine valued at $13,000, more than $50,000 in equipment from Bombardier Recreational Products including a 70hp Johnson 4-stroke outboard, two new Evinrude E-Tec outboard engines and many additional training aids, and a Yamaha V-6 engine training simulator valued at $3,500
  • Students will learn EFI and electrical system troubleshooting, rebuilding engines rated up to 425 horsepower, training on M State's $13,000 computerized Land-n-Sea dyno, along with our three other dynos
  • Placement rate of more than 99 percent
  • More than $750,000 worth of inventory and engine products from all major engine manufacturers
  • Most inexpensive two-year diploma in Marine Engine Technology in Minnesota
  • Only two-year inboard/outboard marine program in the Midwest
  • Factory training from Mercury, Bombardier and Yamaha
  • Program options include one-year certificate, two-year diploma and two-year AAS degree
  • Training provided by Mercury Master Technicians Mike Ullmer and Glen Bucholz
  • Earn an additional two-year degree in Powersports Technology with one additional year of training
  • Certifications from Mercury, Evinrude and Yamaha offered as part of training
  • Fifty percent discount off the retail price of hand and power tools (Snap-on, Matco, etc.) offered to M State students


  • "Thanks to the connections of the instructors in the Marine Engine Technology program, I was able to get my second year of training paid by my future employer." - Joe Lautt
  • "The great training that I received through the Marine Engine Technology program in Detroit Lakes helped me get a great job with great pay working on Mastercraft ski boats." - Kyle Perkerwicz
  • "Thanks to the Marine Engine Technology program, I walked out of M State with the confidence I needed as a technician, and within two years I became the service manager of Scottie's Marine." - Neal Cypher

Marine Engine Technology