D-900  Celestial Navigation

Class Information

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Class Date:

Monday, April 17, 2017 through Friday, April 28, 2017

Summary:

This course provides classroom training in celestial navigation techniques and is intended for individuals who wish to obtain an “Upon Oceans” endorsement on their U.S. Coast Guard License.

 

ü Course Approved for Workforce Development

ü Course Approved for Veterans Education and Training

Class Size:

12   PreRegistration is required.

Length:

11 Days (90 Hours)

Class start time: 8:00am (minimum # of students: 2)

Cost:

$ 1695  

 Prerequisites:  This course is principally intended for candidates seeking to upgrade to a 200 Ton license or above “Upon Oceans” and possess a valid MMC. Ideally, students attending this course should have completed the applicable sea time for the Oceans Endorsement. This course will also be of value to others who may not be seeking the U.S. Coast Guard license endorsement, or whose experience is not up to the minimum requirements established under ideal conditions. Because of this, entry standards can be adjusted to suit the particular circumstances. In most cases, the students for each course will normally have backgrounds that meet or exceed the ideal entry standard requirements stated above.
Course Details:

This course provides classroom training in celestial navigation techniques and is intended for individuals who wish to obtain an “Upon Oceans” endorsement on their U.S. Coast Guard License.  The course is of value to others who have a desire to learn celestial navigation techniques.
 

Any applicant who successfully completes our Celestial Navigation course and presents the certificate of training within one year will satisfy all the celestial navigation requirements of 46 CFR 10223(d) and 11401(d) for an increase in scope from Near Coastal to Oceans endorsement for One of the following: any deck officer credential up to Master or Mate Not More Than 500/1600 Tons, or, Master or Mate of Offshore Supply Vessels, or to a Master or Mate of Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessels, or the Celestial Navigation training requirements of Section A-II/1, Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, As Amended, for certification as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC)

The practical assessments in this course will be accepted as the equivalent of the following assessments from Table A-II/1 of STCW Code, As Amended: OICNW 1-1A, 1-1E, and 1-1F


The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Nautical Astronomy
  • Time and Hour Calculations
  • Sunrise, Sunset and the Twilights
  • Determination of Greenwich Hour Angle (GHA) and Declination (Dec.)
  • Use and Reading of the Sextant
  • Correcting the Sextant Altitude (Hs) to the Observed Altitude (Ho)
  • Latitude by Polaris
  • Computing Latitude by Meridian Altitude Observation
  • Computing Amplitude of the Sun
  • Assumed Positions
  • Determining Azimuth of a Body by H.O. 229
  • Finding Navigable Stars on the “Rude Star Finder”
  • Determining Intercept and Azimuth
Examination: The student will be administered a 15 question multiple choice examination with a minimum score of 80% required. The examination will test the students ability to perform celestial navigation calculations.

Cost of class subject to change without notice.
Class Schedules subject to change without notice.

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