Prerequisite: Previously passed USCG-approved Masters License class.
Note: It shall be the policy of this school that all students provide appropriate photo identification upon enrollment.
Each student who successfully completes this course will gain the knowledge and understanding of the aspects covered, including the theory necessary for an understanding of how radar information is obtained and displayed. In addition, an understanding of the limitations and accuracy of radar information, the formation and recognition of unwanted responses. The correct use of radar operational controls and adjustments to obtain an optimal display and checks on radar set performance are emphasized. This course is open to and principally intended for candidates for certification as operators or officers in charge of a navigational watch. Prior to enrolling in this course, the trainee should have completed at least one year at sea and preferably have gained some experience in bridge watch-keeping. The course would also be of value to others using radar for example, those working harbor craft, patrol launches, and training vessels, in which case the entry standards may be adjusted to suit the particular circumstances. However, the trainee background for each course should be similar. Pursuant to National Maritime Center Policy Letter 11-02, appropriate photo identification is required for enrollment into a USCG-approved course.