High School Introduction to Nautical Skills

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High School Introduction to Nautical Skills

Ready to begin your Voyage into a High Paying Maritime Career?

Fall Course Starts September 08, 2020 and ends Tuesday November 24, 2020. Weekly Live Webinar via Zoom Tuesday mornings 9:25 AM-10:25 AM.  

The AVTEC- Alaska Maritime Training Center’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.  The 12-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 Coast Guard Licensed Maritime Training Instructors will be delivered online weekly via WebEx and a wide range of activities, assignments, tutorials and assessments will be delivered online via AVTECOnline.  

Upon successful completion of the Nautical Skills class, HS students (and HS Teachers) are eligible to receive tuition, room & board funds to assist them with the completion of a wide range of USCG Approved Courses at AVTEC.   Many Alaskan Students have already become fully licensed, highly employable professional Merchant Mariner while still in High School, completely 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. $50.00 non-refundable registration fee, $150.00 Tuition.

Important Note: The live webinars will be delivered via ZOOM (go to https://zoom.us/test 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.


Fall: Sept 08–Nov 24, 2020; Spring: Jan 12–April 01, 2021 (12 week course)

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  • Live Date/Time
    •  Live Webinar via Zoom
  • Online Activities
    • Delivered daily via AVTEC Online (powered by Moodle)
  • For registration questions contact Teri Laird at teri.laird@avtec.edu or 907-224-6196


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