CMTI Radar Lab Gets A Facelift
We are pleased to announce the completion of our newly renovated Radar lab!
“Our new and improved Radar lab is more conducive for learning”, says Captain Amy Coppedge, CMTI Instructor and Course Developer. “We made several visual updates to the room to create a more pleasing learning environment and to enhance the education students receive at CMTI.”
CMTI upgraded the room cosmetically to include new carpet and fresh paint. In addition, they upgraded the technology used inside of the classroom. Those updates include upgraded Transas Simulators with flat screen monitors, wireless mouse and keyboards and a new dry erase board and projector for teaching.
The courses taught inside the lab include:
Radar Observer: This course provides training to mariners who wish to obtain an endorsement to their US Coast Guard Merchant Mariners License as Radar Observer (Unlimited). Click here for more information and to register for this course.
Radar Observer Recertification: This course is designed as a one-day course to test mariners knowledge on radar operation and plotting. Click here for more information and to register for this course.
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA): This course is intended for candidates who hole or will hold a USCG Merchant Mariner’s license and are operation or will operate vessels equipped with ARPA. Click here for more information and to register for this course.
Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS): This course provides training in the basic theory and use of ECDIS for those who will be in charge of a navigational watch on vessels equipped with ECDIS. Click here for more information and to register for this course.
Watchkeeping: The course is principally intended for candidates who are seeking an endorsement as OICNW. Click here for more information and to register for this course.
Under the new Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) guidelines, which take effect January 1, 2017, ARPA and ECDIS are required if the mariners vessel is equipped with those systems. To read more about the new guidelines, visit: http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/stcw/.
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