Cape Fear Community College offers Yamaha Outboard Systems Course


This morning, while reading Port City Daily, I came across this great little piece of news. Cape Fear Community College and Yamaha are teaming up to offer an outboard engine course! The class is hands on and students will learn how to repair and maintain outboard marine motors.

Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) and Yamaha Marine University have partnered in order to provide this 12-week course on Yamaha outboard motors. At the end of the Yamaha Outboard Systems course, students will receive a certificate of completion and prepared to take the Yamaha certification test. Students who complete the classes will hav the ability to diagnose and service Yamaha outboard motors. The cost of the 72 hour course is $185 and the next time it’s offered is July 9-October 1. A Yamaha-certified marine mechanic will be the instructor.

Josh Davis, CFCC interim director of customized training and workforce development said, “Yamaha’s Intro to Outboard Systems can prepare you for an entry-level job as a Yamaha marine service technician.”
Davis added,”The course invites a range of participants, whether they’re an automotive technician hoping to transition to marine systems, an individual looking to learn more about marine motors, or a high school graduate looking for a summer job.”

I highly recommend CFFC for anyone who wants to gain knowledge, get a degree, or a certificate. The instructors actually teach the necessary material to help you land a job in your field of study. I graduated from its Marine Tech program and I often use what I learned. A couple of years ago, I completed the Marine Captain’s OUPV License Preparation course through CFCC and received a certificate. Again, I garnered a wealth of information and received a great refresher of the ‘Rules of the Road’. I plan to own my own live aboard yacht. I may take the Yamaha course just to learn more about engines.

For more information, visit the Cape Fear Community College website or call 910.762.7572

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