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Introductory

Boating 1: Boating Basics

Get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency. All you need to know …

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Introductory

Maritime Radio and DSC

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic …

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Introductory

Boating 2: Beyond Boating Basics

More than your Boating Licence The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should …

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Introductory

Boating 3: Introduction to Marine Navigation

The third course in our series explores navigation further as you learn how to plot and label on paper charts as well as what the …

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Advanced

Boating 4: Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1

Formerly – Seamanship Do you know what to do if a boat on fire calls you for help?  Can you deal with emergencies on your …

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Advanced

Boating 5: Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 2

Formerly – Advanced Piloting Knowledge of the basics of navigation and planning cruises on a maritime chart is just the start.  Expand that knowledge by using …

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Advanced

Boating 6: Off Shore Marine Navigation Level 1

Formerly – Junior Navigator When the GPS ceases to work, be guided by the sun. This is the first of a two-course program of Offshore …

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Advanced

Boating 7: Off Shore Marine Navigation Level 2

Formerly – Global Navigation Use the stars to find your way. This is the second of a two-course program of Offshore Navigation program for the …

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Elective

Boat and Engine Maintenance

Keep the water on the other side of the wall! From spark plugs to bottom paint, this course covers all the basics for “do it …

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Electronic

Electronic Marine Navigation

This course will allow the pleasure craft operator to navigate safely knowing his exact location at all times. You will learn to navigate using GPS …

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Electronic

Radar for Boaters

This new course covers the different types of RADAR equipment, their capabilities and limitations Understand the available features and how they apply to your needs. …

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Elective

Global Weather

Global Weather expands on concepts introduced in the Fundamentals of Weather. In this course you will study topics like El Niño, summer monsoons, or lake …

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Elective

Fundamentals of Weather

Winds, waves, fog, lightning, hail, tornadoes …. hurricanes! The wise boater respects and anticipates Mother Nature’s many moods. Beyond “red sky in the morning”, the new CPS Weather …

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Elective

Introduction to Weather for Recreational Boaters

Winds, waves, fog, lightning, hail, tornadoes …. hurricanes! The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’s many moods. Beyond “red sky in the morning”, this …

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Elective

Extended Cruising

Are you ready to ‘cut the ties that bind’? Extended Cruising is an essential first step in understanding the elements of the long-distance passage making …

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sailing learning to sail
Elective

Sailing

Do you want to learn more about sailing?  Do you want to improve your sailing skills and your understanding of how sails work? This Sailing …

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boat and engine maintenance
Elective

Marine Electrical Maintenance

Keep the water on the other side of the wall! From spark plugs to bottom paint, this course covers all the basics for “do it …

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