Upcoming Classes

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All courses held at
Bellingham Technical College (BTC)
unless otherwise noted.
Phone 360-752-8350 for registration and Location.
Use the BTC Item # for the
Course(s) you wish to take.
Contact Education Officer for more information.

Introduction to
Boating Skills and Safety

The ABC course where you learn all the basics including, introduction to digital charts and GPS waypoint navigation

  • Boating Safely
  • Introduction to Navigation on Local Waters
  • Government Safety Regulations
  • Boat Types
  • Adverse Weather and Emergency conditions
  • Radio Procedures
  • Anchoring
  • Optional 4-Hour On-Water Session
  • 6-Month Membership in USPS.

Course qualifies for WA Boater Education Card

Tuesday Evenings: 6:30-8:30 pm
Apr 3 thru May 22, 2018
$110.00: BTC Item #4560

Cruising and Cruise Planning

Designed for mariners who plan to cruise for a day or for a week in either a sail or powerboat.

  • Cruise Preparation and Planning
  • Boat and Equipment
  • Anchors and Anchoring
  • Security
  • Chartering
  • Cruising Into Neighboring Countries
  • Crew and Provisioning
  • Communications
  • Navigation
  • Weather
  • Emergencies

Wednesday Evenings: 6:30-8:30 pm
Apr 4 thru Mar 4, 2018
Members $85.00: BTC Item #4563
Non-members $115.00: BTC Item #4564