FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS MARPF-CT Marine and Powersports Technician


  • One-year certificate
  • September entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Work Experience
This program usually fills with Manitoba residents. Out-of-province applicants may apply to this program but will only be considered should seats be available three months prior to the program start date.
International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions.


Previously called Outdoor Power Equipment Technician. This program provides you with strong foundational skills and professional knowledge required as an entry-level technician in the Marine and Powersports industry. After graduating from the Marine and Powersports Technician program you will be prepared to enter an apprenticeship or entry-level position within the industry.

Potential employment opportunities include dealerships, rental agencies, construction companies, marinas, outfitter camps, golf courses, government agencies, and standalone repair facilities.

As a graduate, you will be able to service and repair common types of Marine and Powersports equipment including:
•    Motorcycles
•    Snowmobiles
•    All Terrain Vehicles
•    Side by Side Vehicles
•    Outboard Motors
•    Stern Drives
•    Personal Watercraft
•    Lawn and Garden Equipment

Training includes professional shop practices, precision measuring, preventative maintenance, diagnostic procedures, and repair procedures. Topics of study include safety, tools, engines, fuel systems, electrical systems, seasonal storage, new vehicle prep, performance, and tuning.

The Marine and Powersports Technician Program would like to recognize the manufacturers who make equipment, technical information, and training available to the program. The support from Yamaha and Polaris enables RRC to offer up to date training on modern equipment.

Students also have an option to receive an endorsement from the Yamaha Technical Academy and the University of Polaris. The endorsement course available through the program is the Bronze Level course. To successfully complete the Bronze course, the student must pass online tests. These endorsements will help students with employment opportunities.

Training will take place at RRC Polytech’s Vehicle Technology and Research Centre, an environment that will give you the practical experience required for industry employment. You will also have the opportunity to acquire industry work experience as part of this program.

This is a not an apprenticeship program, but may provide credit transfer opportunities towards apprenticeship. The Government of Manitoba, Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade offers apprenticeship training that combines on-the-job practical skills development with levels of technical training. If you are interested in applying to an apprenticeship program, please visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/apprenticeship/discover/mbtrades/marineoutequiptech.html

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