Intro to Nautical Skills


Are you ready to begin your voyage into a high paying maritime career?

Spring course starts September 14, 2021, and ends Oct. 26, 2021 . Bi-weekly live webinar via Zoom Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8:30-9:30 a.m.  

The Alaska Maritime Training Center at AVTEC’s Nautical Skills course introduces high school students to the exciting and lucrative maritime industry and assists them in developing the basic skills essential to their success and safety as a mariner. This six-week course will focus on maritime career awareness, chart navigation, the safety of life at sea, time/speed/distance problems, nautical courtesy, basic rules of the road and knot tying.  Information about maritime careers, apprenticeships and additional training opportunities will also be shared. Live webinar training sessions with a United States Coast Guard (USCG) licensed maritime training instructors will be delivered, online twice a weekly via Zoom and a wide range of activities, assignments, tutorials and assessments will be delivered online via AVTECOnline. A total of twelve topics will be introduced that will equate to about sixty hours of school work. 

Upon successful completion of the Nautical Skills class, high school students are eligible to receive tuition and room and board funds to assist them with the completion of a wide range of USCG approved courses at AVTEC.  Many Alaskan students have become fully licensed, highly employable professional merchant mariners while still in high school, debt-free

What are you waiting for? Climb aboard!

Space is reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis upon receipt of full payment until the course is full. 

Important Note: The live webinars will be delivered via Zoom (go to to join a test meeting). Assignments, quizzes, tests and other activities will be delivered and submitted online throughout the week. Participants need access to a reliable Internet connection, speakers, mic (or headset mic), a webcam, a printer and a valid e-mail address in order to participate in this class.

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Sep. 14 – Oct. 26; Tues/Thur, 8:30-9:30 am via Zoom



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Age Requirement: 16
Prerequisites: none

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