Our elective courses are deep dives into very complex topics that will leave you confident in each field of study.
The fundamentals of gas and diesel engines and how to perform basic maintenance and diagnose problems under way.
Marine Electrical Systems
Gain the confidence to tackle direct current, shore power and communications installations, understand galvanic and stray current corrosion systems, lightning protection and more.
Marine Communication Systems
Learn voice communications and the use of digital selective calling (DSC), and get the skills you need for a day sail or offshore adventure. Learn in an interactive classroom environment.
Cruising & Cruise Planning
Gain the confidence and practical skills needed to explore ports and coves for a weekend or weeks at a time.
Understand weather systems, weather reports and available resources from others. For boaters, knowing the forecast isn't enough; you need to understand its impact on you and your boat.
Learn basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, and safety, the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship, and handling of difficult sailing conditions. This course will benefit non-sailors as well as novice and experienced sailors.
This supplemental and advanced course helps you understand functions on your GPS and chart plotter, using your tablet or smartphone to help you navigate on your boat, and transfer your cruise plan to your GPS.
Radar for Boaters
The course covers the different types of Radar equipment, their capabilities and limitations, as well as their features and how they apply to students’ needs.