This course prepares the deckhand for safe and competent operation of vessels entering and leaving harbors, steering to a compass course and avoiding collision. Basic navigation skills, marine communication with VHF radio, electronic instrumentation and lookout responsibilities are introduced.
The student will be able to:
- Use electronic instrumentation to locate position on chart and identify course & distance to destination.
- Identify channel markers for entering & leaving a harbor, recognize when vessels are coming together and identify right of way and collision avoidance.
- Display radio communication skills commensurate with industry standards.
16 weeks, 2 units
Offered Spring 2012
Offered through Orange Coast College
Minimum 18, Maximum 31 students
Text & chart not included