West Harrison County Center
Earn certifications in Yamaha Marine Maintenance, Heavy Equipment Operation, Forklift Operation, and more in this no cost program.

The Goal

The goal of the Maritime Multi-Craft Technology program is to prepare individuals with technical skills in the field of Maritime Multi-Craft Technology leading to Yamaha Marine Maintenance Certifications, Forklift Operation and Heavy Equipment Operator Credential and the Gulf Coast Work Ready Credential. It includes an option to enter the Commercial Truck Driving program at no cost.

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Job Outlook

Focusing on a variety of maritime skills needed along the Gulf Coast, including heavy equipment operation, shipbuilding, seafood, transportation, tourism, marine engine, and other maritime occupations, MGCCC will continue to address industry needs through academia and training. Among the industries that are prominent in the unique environment along the Gulf of Mexico, industry partners continuously express the need for a skilled workforce in maritime trades. Median earnings for occupations in the maritime industry can range from $30,000 to $55,000. 


  • Fundamentals and Safety
  • Fundamentals of Marine Diesel Engines
  • 2 & 4 Cycle Outboard Repair and Maintenance
  • Corrosion Control & Prevention, Paint and Fiberglass
  • Advanced Yamaha Engine Repair
  • Maritime Gearcase, Outdrives, & Transmission Systems
  • Marine Electrical
  • Heavy Equipment Operations


Students enrolled in Maritime Multi-Craft Technology may earn:

  • College Credit Certificate
  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Diploma
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree


MGCCC has received a RESTORE Act grant to administer a Gulf Coast Work Ready Program designed to aid coastal citizens in the attainment of essential skills and specific industry skills that are needed in high-demand industry sectors along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Due to the receipt of the grant, the Gulf Coast Work Ready Maritime Multi-Craft Technology program will be offered to eligible students at no cost*.

* Some programs have additional costs associated with criminal background checks, instructional materials and external exam and licensure fees. Students may be responsible for the cost of these items.

Admission Requirements

As a part of the no cost program, students will be required to enroll and complete a “Work-Ready” credential specific to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to include employability skills training. Students must also meet admission requirements of MGCCC.

Students must demonstrate that they are a Mississippi resident.

Contact Us for Enrollment Information

Fill out the form below, and MGCCC will contact you about enrolling in the Maritime Multi-Craft Technology program.

  • Select any Work Ready programs you would like to learn more about.
This project was paid for with grant funding from the Department of Treasury and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast Sates Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Treasury or the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.