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Yamaha Marine Service Technology

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Lamar State College Orange is dedicated to providing quality instruction in Marine Service Technology. Our aim is to set the standard in training for the future growth of the marine industry. This program is designed to teach entry-level technicians all they need to know to begin a career in marine service technology. Each eight-week session features classroom learning as well as hands-on, one-on-one comprehensive training and testing. Class sizes are small, allowing for optimal instructor/student interaction. LSCO is committed to helping combat the marine industry’s number one challenge – finding and developing a qualified service workforce.

To register for this course, complete the Registration Form and return it to the Community and Workforce Education department.

Class Schedule

Tuesday – Thursday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (8-weeks)

Spring 2020
January 6, 2019 – February 27, 2019

Students

The target audience for the Marine Service Technology Program at Lamar State College Orange are individuals interested in entering the marine industry and building a career in marine service technology.

Course Information

Our 8-week Introduction to Outboard Systems (ITOS) course, is a combination of technical training materials and hands-on training. This program offers fundamental content on boating basics and the latest outboard service technology. Structured in two parts, ITOS features classroom curriculum and online modules. Technicians use course textbooks while participating in classroom lectures and labs.

Online, students’ progress through ten modules that can serve as study guides and will provide supplemental training. These modules can be accessed anytime, anywhere on Tech Hub at ymutechs.com. Both parts are designed to prepare students to pass the course test. Students that successfully complete the classroom training, online modules, and the course test, receive a Yamaha certification.

Program Advantages

The Marine Service Technology Program at Lamar State College Orange has the following advantages:

  • Yamaha Factory Trained Instructor with 36 years’ experience in the industry
  • LSCO is the only approved college in Texas to partner with Yamaha Marine University (YMU). This partnership allows our program to have dealer-level access to Yamaha Marine business systems, engines, parts, and manuals. YMU provides current, market-relevant resources, products, certifications, and curricula for students interested in pursuing a career as a marine technician.
  • State of the art lab allowing students to practice on industry-recognized equipment and gain a working knowledge on how to meet industry standards. 
  • Partnerships with area dealers to sponsor students by offering tuition assistance.

Course Cost Summary

Upon acceptance into the Marine Service Technology Program at Lamar State College and prior to the first class day, the tuition must be paid in full. Payments may be made by check, money order, credit card, cash, or Letter of Intent from a current/prospective employer or other third party (such as South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC), Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services (DARS), Veterans Affairs (VA) and Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas (WSSETX)).

Prospective students whose tuition will be paid by an employer or third party must submit a Letter of Intent from the company/third party prior to the first-class day stating the company/third party will be paying the student's tuition for the course. The employer or third party will be invoiced for $1,875 upon receipt of the Letter of Intent.
*Placement in the class will not be guaranteed until the tuition fee is paid in full. If an employer or third-party partner has agreed to sponsor training and full payment is not received, the student will be responsible for the remaining balance plus any late fees that may apply.

Tuition

  • $1,875- Marine Service Technology Program for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020. Books and software are included in the cost of tuition. 

Funding

The Lamar State College Orange Community and Workforce Education Department does not accept financial aid, federal student loans, or payment plans for the $1,875 tuition fee. Full payment is required prior to beginning the program.

There are some agencies in Southeast Texas that may help students with tuition and fees if they meet the agency eligibility requirements. You may contact the following agencies for more information:

Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC)
Phone: (409) 899-8444 - 2210 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, TX 77703
Contact: Christine Jackson, Case Manager, cjackson@setrpc.org
Contact: Sara Torres-Garcia, Case Manager, sgarcia@setrpc.org, Se habla Espanol

Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Phone: (409) 924-7320 - Beaumont: 5550 Eastex Freeway, Suite D, Beaumont, TX 77708
Phone: (409) 963-4700 - Port Arthur: 5860 9Th Avenue, Suite C, Port Arthur, TX 77642

Veterans
Phone: (409) 839-8045 – Beaumont: 304 Pearl Street, Beaumont, TX 77701-2411
Contact Heather Huknke, Veterans Resource & Referral Specialist, heather.huhnke@twc.state.tx.us

Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas (WSSETX)
Phone: (409) 839-8045 - Beaumont: 510 Park Street Suite 200, Beaumont, TX 77701-2411
Phone: (409) 962-1236 - Port Arthur: 4680 FM 365, Port Arthur, TX 77642
Phone: (409) 882-0302 - Orange: 2415 N 16th Street, Orange, TX 77630