Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Piloting and Seamanship

 Title Abbreviation:   PILOTING & SEAMANSHIP

 Department:    PE

 Course #:    12

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    0

 CIP:    ?

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Second part of the Piloting course. Piloting, rules of the road, basic knots, safety. Given by the U.S. Power Squadron.


Prerequisite: PE 011 with a "D" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 0

Other: 33

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Student Funded/Community Service Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate safe boat handling techniques
  2. Demonstrate good navigational practices
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the inland and international rules of the road
  4. Identify potential dangerous installations of equipment of marine environments
  5. Demonstrate safe handling of fuels and stoves in various boat types
  6. Demonstrate proper usage of marine communications equipment
  7. Demonstrate a knowledge of local weather phenomenon and climatology
  8. Demonstrate a knowledge of proper actions for preservation of marine ecology
  9. Contact proper authority in case of emergency or violation of local state, or federal law

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Boat handling
  2. Navigation
  3. Rules of the road
  4. Compass and chart familiarization
  5. Running lights and equipment
  6. Boat trailering
  7. Tides and currents
  8. Communication equipment
  9. Marine environment
  10. Weather
  11. Marine law