Rules of the Road (26 hours)
- A comprehensive study of the Nautical Rules of the Road designed to prepare the student for safe and competent operation of vessels on inland and international waters.
Marlinspike (14 hours) - A "hands-on” study of bends, hitches, splices, blocks and tackle, the care and inspection of wire rope, as well as other shipboard "arts of the sea.”
Coast Guard Deck General Exam Preparation (26 hours) - This course is designed for the various Coast Guard examinations up to the 100 Ton Master’s license. Several Coast Guard sample examinations are given throughout the course.
Seamanship & Boating Safety (26 hours) - A study of a variety of subjects from basic nautical terminology to the theory of operation of both sail and power-driven vessels. Practical applications in towing, anchoring, firefighting, pyrotechnic and survival equipment.
Weather (14 hours) - Weather is defined as a science of the atmosphere and its phenomena. Includes the basic principles of meteorology and the practical aspects of oceanography. Also covered are weather warnings and displays, basic cloud formations, the use of a barometer, weather disturbances and storms, winds, waves and swells, and simple forecasting methods.
Boat Handling Power & Sail (62 hours) - Boat handling teaches the theory and operation of power and sail boats. While on board our training vessels, students are instructed in all basic aspects of boat handling and safety procedures, using skills learned in the classroom. This practical training includes dockside procedures, underway maneuvering, anchoring, man overboard drills, including an eight hour voyage. Students are required to provide their own deck shoes and Type-1 Coast Guard approved PFD.
Job Search & Resume Preparation (2 hours) - A group seminar based on a discussion of potential job opportunities, maritime qualifications necessary, avenues of approach, the attitudes and qualities most often successful in the job search area and the introduction to resume preparation.