Terrestrial and Electronic Navigation (Operational Level) ALAVTC-986

Official Title
Terrestrial and Electronic Navigation (Operational Level) ALAVTC-986
U.S. Coast Guard and STCW Approved Class


This training will give students the skills and knowledge necessary to support safe navigation at the operational level.  It will satisfy the Terrestrial & Electronic Navigation Training Requirement in Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, As Amended 2010, for certification as Officer in Charge of the Navigational Watch (OICNW) on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC) AND, as Master or Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of Less Than 500 GT Limited to Near Coastal Waters.

This Training will satisfy the following practical assessments:

  • Practical assessments as documented in NVIC 12-14 (Ch-2):  1.2.A, 1.2.B, 1.2.C, 1.3.A, 1.3.B, 1.3.C, 1.4.A, 1.4.B. 1.4.C, 1.4D, 1.5.A, 1.6.A, 1.6.B, 1.6.C, 1.6.D, 1.7.A, 1.7.B (NOT IN 13-14), 1.7.C, 1.7.D, and 1.7.E, AND,
  • Practical assessments as documented in NVIC 13-14 (Ch-1): 1.1.A, 1.2.A, 1.3.A, 1.4.A, 1.4.B, 1.4.C, 1.5.A, 1.6.A, 1.6.B, 1.6.C (NOT IN 12-14), 1.8.A, 1.8.B, 1.8.C, 1.8.E, 1.9.A, 1.9.B, and 1.9.C.

Applicants who have successfully completed this course need not present completed “Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.  

NOTE: this course does not include assessment 1.7.F (Sun Azimuth) from NVIC 12-14.  This assessment must be done aboard a ship.

In addition, this course will prepare students for the exam module in terrestrial navigation administered to applicants for Mate/Master 500/1600 GRT, and Third Mate AGT.

Subjects Include:
Charts & Chart Work
Chart Symbols
Navigation Publications
Compass Correction
Plotting and Position Lines
Bearing Problems
Distance Off Problems
Fuel Consumption Problems
Apparent Slip
Required RPM (Using Slip)
Days Run (Using Slip)
Required Speed (Using Slip)
Compass Error by Azimuth
Compass Error by Amplitude
Compass Error and Leeway
Deviation Table Construction
Visual Ranges – Luminous and Geographic
Sunrise & Sunset
Radio Direction Finders (RDF)
Tides and Tidal Currents
Voyage Planning
Rules of the Road Review
General Subjects Review


Cost of Course
Room and Board