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Marine Systems Career Training

Request More Information6-Month program enrolls twice annually; Spring (typically March) and Fall (typically September).

  • Develop skills needed to install, troubleshoot, maintain and repair systems, both stand-alone and fully-integrated.
  • American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) certification exam prep and National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) certification exam prep are offered as part of marine mechanic training.
  • IYRS graduates have the technical and problem-solving skill sets to successfully navigate challenges across a variety of platforms on land or at sea.
  • Externship and career preparation workshops are offered throughout the program.

Marine Systems Industries

  • Systems Engineering
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Electrical Design
  • Marine Technician
  • Marine Mechanic
  • Systems Electrician
  • Outboard Technician

Marine Systems Training

  • Electrical and Electronic Systems
  • Steering (Mechanical & Hydraulic)
  • Marine Pumps
  • Fuel Systems
  • Diesel & Gasoline Engines
  • LPG Systems
  • AC and Refrigeration
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Marine Mechanic


Why Go to School for Marine Systems?

The best way to learn is experientially, hands-on.

IYRS Marine Systems instructors are industry professionals that let you get your hands dirty, gain real experience with these systems; often stressing problem-solving, critical thinking and the ability to work in a team environment, as well as on your own.

Our students graduate industry ready as skilled marine mechanics.

American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) certification exam preparation is a core part of the curriculum, giving our students a running start as they take the certification exams and enter the industry. These certifications are the gold-star industry standards.

Gain experience through internship.

Every student participates in a real-world industry internship, deepening their exposure to actual working environments and the challenges of today, as well as the emerging technologies coming into production.

Employers recognize an IYRS graduate as well qualified and ready to contribute immediately.

IYRS has worked hard to establish our students and alumni as some of the most qualified candidates who are prepared not just for the routine day-to-day, but for having problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities which help set them apart.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are marine systems?
Marine systems are all the inner workings of a modern power boat, including electrical systems, electronics, steering, marine pumps, fuel systems, diesel engines, gasoline inboard engines, LPG Systems, AC and refrigeration and firefighting systems.

How long is the Marine Systems program at IYRS?
The Marine Systems program at IYRS is 6-months and enrolls each March and September. Students spend 40 hours per week in the classroom, 9-5pm, Monday through Friday.

What topics and skills does the IYRS Marine Systems program cover?
The 6-month Marine Systems Program is designed to give each student thorough experience with the aforementioned marine systems, while also preparing students to be able to identify and solve problems, manage projects, work in teams and individually, and make industry connections while gaining real-world experience through an internship.

Is the school accredited? What is the value of the certifications I will earn?
IYRS is a non-profit institution, and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Students earn various certifications from the American Boat & Yacht Council as well as the National Marine Electronics Association.

How much is tuition to the Marine Systems program?
For current tuition rates, please see the Tuition & Fees page.