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Boat Patrol Operators Master's Certificate

Certificate Number 904731

This certificate is designed for recreation, commercial, public service, and law enforcement boat operators to provide the knowledge and skills needed to operate a vessel of up to 100 tons in a safe and responsible manner. The core courses meeting the USCG education and exam requirement for an operator of uninspected vessel license and Master of Vessel (inspected vessels.) The courses add skills to be able to identify, evaluate, and properly respond to on-the-water situations related to boaters safely, effectively, and professionally manage and maneuver watercrafts of varying sizes up to 35 feet in length.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Apply for an operator of uninspected passenger vessel license.
. Apply to upgrade their license to Master's 100 Ton license.
. Apply for a license for Master of Vessel 100 Ton license.

Requirements for Certificate Entry:

. NASBA-approved state boater’s certificate.

Note

For complete information about licensing, please see the following U.S. Coast Guard web site: http://www.uscg.mil/nmc.

Curriculum

Catalog No. Description Credits

10-473-150 Assistance Towing/Aux Sail
1
10-473-151 Global Marine Distress/Radio
1
10-473-152 Marine Radar for Recreational
1
10-473-157 Master of Vessel 100 Gross Ton
4
10-473-153 Rules of the Road
1
10-473-155 USCG OUPV Inland/Great Lakes
3
10-473-156 USCG OUPV Near Coastal
3
10-473-154 USCG OUPV Upgrade to Master
2

Certificate Total
16

Course Descriptions

10-473-150 Assistance Towing/Aux Sail...this course covers both the various aspects of assistance towing and auxiliary sail as required by the USCG to qualify for these endorsements.

10-473-151 Global Marine Distress/Radio...this course focuses on the needs of recreational boaters and will teach the learner how to understand maritime comm. distress systems. It will cover how to operate emergency equipment to effectively notify other vessels and the Coast Guard.

10-473-152 Marine Radar for Recreational...this course targets recreational boaters and will teach about the function of a marine radar including how a radar works, basic system components, radar distance, installation and radar operating tools.

10-473-157 Master of Vessel 100 Gross Ton...this course combines both the OUPV and the 100 Ton Masters Upgrade. Ideal for anyone wanting a 100 Ton Masters license with no previous license.

10-473-153 Rules of the Road...this course is an in-depth review of navigation rules of the road for international and inland navigation rules. Required to upgrade a OUPV inland license to OUPV near coastal license.

10-473-155 USCG OUPV Inland/Great Lakes...participants will learn rules of the road, navigation aids for safe boating, proper and safe operations of a vessel, handling emergency situations, navigation techniques, Federal Code of regulations for mariners.

10-473-156 USCG OUPV Near Coastal...participants will learn rules of the road, navigation aids for safe boating, proper and safe operations of a vessel, handling emergency situations, navigation techniques, Federal Code of regulations for mariners.

10-473-154 USCG OUPV Upgrade to Master...this course will teach vessel handling skills, emergency procedures, regulations, required drill.

For more information, please contact: The Public Safety Department, (920) 498-5485 or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 5485, or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.