Turn your boating skill into some extra money or a new career. Get your Captains License!! Courses are being scheduled now. Take the class either in the classroom or if you signed up for an online course call us for hands on plotting and tutoring
The USCG OUPV/SixPack Captain's License is offered with the testing done at the end of the course onsite. No testing at the Coast Guard is needed. We also help you file your papers.
The purpose of the NJSS&C Captain Class is to provide quality captain's training as required by the Coast Guard for the 6PAK license and Master's licenses. It is our aim to get away from the usual "prep course" which emphasizes "test preparation" by rehearsing questions and answers with a computer or canned questions and to actually teaching the material. We want to educate and make the mariner a safer boater.
We conduct classes in the local area in various facilities so as to make advanced "nautical education" available to not only those that actually need a license for work but those who just want advanced education for safer boating.
The course program was created by experienced teacher's who want to get away from the "test taking" mode into advanced nautical education and teach usable, practical subjects to the level reflected in the Coast Guard test. When the "approved course" concept was introduced, the course sponsors applied for and got approval for our course. The Coast Guard Approval included the course material, teachers, facilities, schedules, tests, sites and includes oversight by the local REC for conformance
The most popular schedule which doesn't require taking off from work is the 3 weekend course which covers 3 Friday nights and all day Saturday and Sunday but the 7 day course is getting more popular which starts on Sunday PM and goes for 7 days. An alternate schedule is 4 weekends covering Saturday and Sunday only. In all cases the course schedule is 56 clock hours.
Remember all students must be reported to Coast Guard prior to class starting. We are allowed walk-ins if reported to CG ASAP. However, classroom limits may not be exceeded in any case!
We furnish the necessary workbook, charts, and loan plotting gear and nautical publications. All you need to bring is an open mind and the motivation to learn.
TESTING (Only students with 100% attendance)
Testing is performed at the end of the course on Sunday afternoon and the questions are from the Coast Guard test with Coast Guard standards for passing. Modules are somewhat different in that there are 5 modules (Rules, navigation, safety, deck and piloting) with Coast Guard "pass rates".
If you happen to fail a module by a couple of questions, you will be allowed to retest at the original test site. Failing that, you may take a third test at another place.
Failing the third one, he must retake the entire course. Some mariners shouldn't be charter captains!
The certificate, the application, the physical, character letter, sea service form, CPR, TWIC card must be mailed to the Coast Guard for review and license issuance. You must complete the entire testing procedure within a year from the registration and your application must be completed within one year from certification of completion
Register students, go over material, schedule, types of licenses and work on filling out Coast Guard paperwork. Need to get copy of driver's license.
B: INTERNATIONAL RULES
C: INLAND RULES
We've allowed more time to cover rules and the best use of this time is to more fully explain each rules and then show how the questions are worded that refer to that rule (questions in workbook coincide with rules, so it's easy to refer to the appropriate one). It's a great way to get "feed back" as to the retention. Problem areas have been: lights, whistle signals and towing lights. We will use the furnished hi-liters to emphasize key words and phrases and use the appropriate memory aids and diagrams and make sure the student draws them in their workbook (plenty of room).
D: NAUTICAL CHARTS
Post a chart and use it to illustrate the "charts" lecture. Have sample publications for you to see and use. End with Quiz
Lecture from the work book and use excerpts in the work book to work tides/current problems. , End with Quiz
Lecture from the workbook. End with Quiz
G: INTRODUCTION TO PILOTING
Lecture from work book to show piloting methods, then pass out our (loaners) dividers and rulers. Then use the "chart-let" in the workbook to practice piloting methods. Try for exactness and practice using tools and formulas. Pass out full size charts and have you work plots in twos. Then have you work plots individually for score. End with Quiz
Use overheads to demonstrate and actually tie knots and bends.
Lecture from workbook. End with Quiz
J: NAUTICAL PUBLICATIONS
Lecture from workbook. Pass out books and work problems.
Lecture from workbook on PFD, boat handling, boat registration and buoys.
L: ADVANCED PILOTING
Review previous week-end. Lecture and drill for "running fix", "creating deviation cards", double the angle on the bow"'.
Pass out harder plots individually and score as completed.
The "Voyage of 3Bs" is great practical practice for piloting,
M : REVIEW/DEBRIEF RULES
New “Blended” Course
The Blended course utilizes the Internet to teach certain subjects which require memorization PLUS classroom where the hands on plotting and a review of the Rules of the Road are conducted ending with the exam.
This Study Guide is the basis for your course which follows the video potion. The most effective method is to follow the video and refer to your Study Guide.
Every couple hours there is a quiz which covers the material. If you miss a quiz question it'll refer you back to the part that you missed. I
The course starts with the hardest section which is mostly new material and the part that requires a score of 90%. Yes, at the end of the course you'll take a test which requires 90% (27 out of 30).
In rare case of being "stumped" and needing some extra help, an Instructor is standing by on the phone or email to help you from 9AM - 9PM.
As you progress thru the course the computer will mark each section which you will have to pass to go onto the next section. When you have completed all sections the computer will administer a typical CG test.
That being done you will qualify to take the classroom portion which has a day of "hands on" plotting, a half a day of the Rules of the Road and then a proctored test which replaces the test at the CG.
When you sign up you will get this Study Guide and a password to enter the site. The computer will keep track of your progress as you wind along the way to your CG OUPV license.
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