Students will learn the fundamentals of marine radar, its uses, limitations, and how to interpret data from a radar system. Primary focuses will be on radar navigation and collision avoidance. Students with a satisfactory level of completion will be qualified for a Certificate of Completion for U.S. Coast Guard Radar Observer license endorsement, establishing competency in the operation and utilization of marine radar equipment. This endorsement may be added to any U.S. Coast Guard Deck Officer license. This course may be taken two times.
8 weeks, 2 units
Tuesdays, 10:45 am - 3:00 pm
August 27 - October 23, 2011
Offered through Orange Coast College
Minimum 12, Maximum 27 students
Professional Mariner Level 1 Certificate of Achievement or equivalent