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Code and NumberVTEC - 031
Credits0
Prerequisites

Must obtain a doctor's statement of health or provide a USCG Medical Certificate

Must be able to demonstrate physical competencies.  Students who cannot demonstrate physical competencies will be unable to pass the class.

Must be able to read and write fluently in the English Language.

Description

The 24-hour Basic Safety Training Refresher is intended for Mariners who are renewing their credentials and lack 1 year of seatime in the past 5 years required to maintain recency of BST.  Students are required to pass all written exams and physical proficiencies required for regular Basic Safety Training classes.

Notes

Students will have one 2-hr session at the pool and will need an extra set of clothing for this portion of the class - swimsuits will not be allowed.  Students will be required to don immersion suits and swim in an immersion suit.  They will also right a liferaft. 

During the firefighting session, students will don fire turnout gear, including a self-contained breathing apparatus and will be required to fight live fires using appropriate equipment.  Students may not have any facial hair that will interfere with the seal of the SCBA.

Coast Guard Documentation

Complete information regarding USCG documentation can be found at www.uscg.mil/stcw  You can also contact the USCG National Maritime Center Help Desk at 1-888-427-5662.  Personnel there are very helpful and happy to answer your questions.  Other useful phone numbers are below.

 UAS Ketchikan Marine Transportation Office: 907.228.4568

Ketchikan USCG Marine Safety Office: 907.225.4496

Juneau USCG Regional Exam Center: 907.463.2458

Scheduled
LocationKetchikan - UAS Tech Center - 600 Stedman St - Room H-101
Fee$850
InstructorBen Hastings, RK Rice
DatesApril 12-15
Days and Times3 days: 8am - 5pm

GroupFirst Aid/CPR/AED
Code and NumberVTEC - 005
Credits0
PrerequisitesNone
DescriptionThis USCG approved class fulfills the First Aid/CPR/AED module of Basic Safety Training.  Mariners will receive a USCG certificate of completion for the course as well as an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED card.  Non mariners may take the class to receive the American Heart Association card.
Scheduled
LocationUAS Juneau Tech Center - 1415 Harbor Way
Fee$75
InstructorNeil Nickerson
DatesMarch 5, 2016
Days and Times8am - 3pm

LocationUAS Juneau Tech Center - 1415 Harbor Way
Fee$75
InstructorNeil Nickerson
DatesMarch 31, 2016
Days and Times8am-3pm

LocationUAS Ketchikan Tech Center, 600 Stedman Street, Room R-111
Fee$75
InstructorTBA
DatesTBA Special classes can be arranged, call 907-228-4568
Days and Times0800-1500 hrs

GroupNavigation Seminars
Code and NumberCEU - 041
Credits.4
DescriptionThis seminar will focus on the safe and efficient navigation of the Peril Straits by small ships, ferries and yachts.  Using the UAS ship simulator lab, the instructor will conn a vessel through the Straits, discussing each course, waypoint and point of navigational interest and provide tips regarding piloting in various weather conditions and currents.
Scheduled
LocationUAS Ketchikan - 600 Stedman Street - Room R-118
Fee$TBA
InstructorCaptain Bill Hopkins
DatesTBA
Days and Timesone day - students make arrangements directly with instructor

GroupNavigation Seminar
Code and NumberVTEC - 032
DescriptionThis short seminar will focus on the safe and efficient navigation of the Wrangell Narrows by small ships, ferries and yachts.  Captain Bill Hopkins, the instructor, is the author of the definitive book "The Wrangell Narrows" which details best practices in navigating this challenging waterway.  Using the UAS ship simulator lab, Captain Hopkins will conn a vessel through the Narrows, discussing each course, waypoint and point of navigational interest and giving tips regarding piloting in various weather conditions and currents.
Scheduled
LocationUAS Ketchikan, 600 Stedman Street, Room R-118
Fee$TBA
InstructorCaptain Bill Hopkins
DatesLate Spring 2016
Days and TimesOne day - students make arrangements directly with instructor

GroupRadar
Code and NumberVTEC - 039
Credits0
Prerequisites5-day Radar Observer Course
Description

This course is approved by the USCG.  It enables students to study the course material at home via personal computer and when ready, come in and take the test. 

Once the mariner has completed review of the course material, he/she can make an appointment to come in and take the test in Ketchikan by e-mailing  Claire Fine at cjfine@uas.alaska.edu or Neil Nickerson in Juneau at nlnickerson@uas.alaska.edu . The final exam must be taken at UAS Ketchikan or UAS Juneau.  It consists of a paper plot and a simulator exercise.

Click HERE  to view our simulator capabilities and specifications.

Notes

Once registered for the class, students can access the online material.  Click HERE for instructions on how to do that.  A good book to review is: Real Time Method of Radar Plotting by Max H. Carpenter.

Coast Guard Licensing

Complete information regarding licensing can be found at www.uscg.mil/stcw  You can also contact the USCG National Maritime Center Help Desk at 1-888-427-5662.  Personnel there are very helpful and happy to answer your licensing questions.  Other useful phone numbers are below.

 UAS Ketchikan Marine Transportation Office: 907.228.4568

Ketchikan USCG Marine Safety Office: 907.225.4496

Juneau USCG Regional Exam Center: 907.463.2458

Nationwide Exam Centers Contact Information: Click Here

Scheduled
LocationStudy at home and take the test at UAS KTN or UAS JNU
Fee$195
InstructorClaire Fine
DatesThis class is ongoing - students may sign up at any time.
Days and TimesE-mail instructor at cjfine@uas.alaska.edu to arrange a testing time in Ketchikan and nlnickerson@uas.alaska.edu in Juneau

GroupRecreational Series
Code and NumberVTEC - 032
Credits0
DescriptionTaught by internationally recognized Sailmaker and Historian Louie Bartos, this seminar will cover the 10 knots/bends/hitches most useful to sailors of all types.  Some of these knots will be familiar, but others, such as the constrictor knot, are improvements to commonly used knots.  this class is useful for the beginner and for advanced knot tyers who want to brush up on their skills.  Louie is a perfectionist and you can be sure that when the class is over you will be tying knots more beautifully than you ever thought possible!
Scheduled
LocationUAS Ktn Tech Center, 600 Stedman Street, Room H-101
Fee$25
InstructorLouie Bartos
DatesLook for a class in March or April 2016.
Days and TimesTues & Wed 6:30 - 8:00 pm

 
 

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