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WyoTech-Daytona Answers Industry Demand with New Programs in Marine and Powersports

Ormond Beach, Fla. (June 4, 2009) - In a two-fold move to both answer industry demand and provide its graduates with an advantage in today’s job market, WyoTech-Daytona has added two new programs to its curriculum—Advanced Marine and Off-Road Power. For students who have successfully completed WyoTech’s required six-month core programs in Marine Technology or Motorcycle Technology, these new programs provide more specialized training in the marine and power sports areas. Students who enroll in these programs are eligible to test for Mercury Marine “Essentials” and Yamaha “Five Star Certification” programs. Each program is twelve weeks in length.

“This unique combination of training offered in these programs is not widely available at any other institution,” asserts WyoTech-Daytona campus president, Roland Palot. “In order to increase the marketability of our graduates with potential employers, we’ve put these programs together with the most current technology and information the marine and powersports experts have to offer.”

As a natural extension of the current Marine Specialist program, the Advanced Marine program introduces students to advanced installation and troubleshooting of recreational marine vessel support systems. This includes training in the latest power generation and supply systems technology, including polyphase, as well as instruction in electronic fuel injection, marine electronics, and data transfer buses. Students will have hands-on access to the advanced technology currently shaping the marine industry.

Dan Scudder, Marine department chairman at WyoTech-Daytona adds, “According to industry leaders, a large percentage of the higher level marine technicians are baby boomers currently facing retirement. This is creating a large void in the industry. Our Advanced Marine program is designed to enable graduates starting out as entry-level technicians to quickly advance into these higher positions in order to fill that void.”

The Off-Road Power program, with a focus on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), personal watercraft and snowmobiles, gives both Marine and Motorcycle Technology students the opportunity to extend their knowledge and training in the growing powersports technology field. Students are introduced to information resources, sophisticated test equipment, manufacturer-approved diagnostics, and repair procedures for mechanical aspects and fuel and electrical related issues for ATVs, as well as all aspects of personal watercraft and snowmobile repair.

About WyoTech:
WyoTech is a division of Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. WyoTech offers degree and diploma programs in the fields of automotive, diesel, collision refinishing, motorcycle, marine technology, as well as construction trades. In addition, WyoTech offers advanced training programs in applied service management; advanced diesel; light duty diesel; advanced automotive diagnostics; street rod and custom fabrication; motorsports chassis fabrication; high performance power trains; and trim and upholstery technology. There are currently six WyoTech campuses located across the United States.  WyoTech is the Official Technical School of the NHRA and a proud sponsor of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer, Steve Johnson, and NHRA Competition Eliminator racer, Bruno Massel, Jr. For more information about WyoTech, go to

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