Field Training Courses
Specializing in Training for employees of the boating industry
AMTECH/MCTINA SPECIALIST PROGRAM
- This program recognizes technicians who complete MCTINA training paths in the areas of outboard and inboard I/O propulsion and systems training. This designation is recognized by MCTINA. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational association, MCTINA helps promote all students who fulfill the course requirements for their area of specialization. All National Marine Service Expo course credits that meet the training path requirements will apply toward this recognition. Any student who has taken approved MCTINA training courses within the last five years (2011 and later) will also qualify to have the credit transferred to their specialist path of choice. Once the required numbers of credits are successfully completed, the student will qualify to take the final exam to gain AMTECH recognition for the following specialties. Note that the final exam will include real-world life experience questions. Candidates for this recognition must have a minimum of two-years of verifiable experience in their field. Students graduating from a recognized marine technology will be given credit for one year of field experience and these graduates will then need one year of work experience in their field to qualify.
- Outboard Engine Specialist
- Inboard I/O Engine Specialist
- Advanced Systems Specialist (combines both OB and Inboard)
- Additional areas of specialization will follow
AMTECH Specialist Course Designations
Qualified courses are identified by the specialist prefix designation, i.e. OB followed by the course number, i.e. 201, 302, followed by the number of hours, for example OB302-08. These course credits count toward specialization. Elective courses are designated with the letter āEā i.e. SSE-02-08. Although elective courses are not required for specialist recognition, the information and knowledge you gain from these courses will help in your overall knowledge of your area of specialization and they are strongly recommended.