Boat Building and Repair

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Program Overview

Degrees & Certificates

About the Program

Are you passionate about boats? The Marine Technology program at Seattle Central College offers training in the construction and repair of watercraft and their onboard systems to prepare you for a rewarding career in the boatbuilding and repair industry.

Boat building instructor and student working together

Career Opportunities

Washington state has one of the highest concentrations of maritime trade jobs in the country. Our Marine Technology graduates go on to enjoy rewarding careers in a variety of settings, including:

  • Commercial and Pleasure Boatbuilding Shops
  • Repair Yards
  • Yacht Interior Joinery
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems Installation and Repair

Intensive Education

The Wood Technology Center at Seattle Central College provides safe and comprehensive hands-on training in boat-building, repair/retrofitting and systems maintenance. You’ll learn repair and construction principles behind both traditional and modern boat building.

As you progress through your courses, you’ll complete supervised projects and gain plenty of hands-on experience working with both wood and fiberglass components. You could earn an Associate of Applied Science in as little as five quarters.

Gainful Employment

Learn more about this program’s Gainful Employment information (pdf).

My goals coming into the program were to network in the boating and woodworking community and see where I could fit. But going through the program has changed my ideas about what types of jobs are out there. I feel really prepared for a new career.

Wanda Cashman, Boat Building and Repair student

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.