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Table of Contents
OBJECTIVE:
PREREQUISITES:
U.S. COAST GUARD LICENSE
SERVICE REQUIREMENTS:
CLASSES OFFERED:
STUDENT PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
CERTIFICATION:
TUITION:
PAYMENT TERMS:
REFUND POLICY:
ATTENDANCE POLICY:
SCHEDULE:
SCHOOL CALENDAR:
CLASSROOM LOCATION:
STUDENT SERVICES:
STUDENT CONDUCT:
ZERO TOLERANCE:
GRIEVANCES:
TRANSFER OF CREDITS:
 
Alaska Nautical School
840 W. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage
Ph. 907-232-1792 Toll Free 866-357-2687 e-mail: ants@mtaonline.net
Capt. John W. Johnson

Director/ Instructor
www.aknauticaltraining.com
OBJECTIVE:
The objective of Alaska Nautical School is to prepare our students to pass the USCG exams, which are administered by an A. N. S. Instructor, and to become a licensed Master of vessels up to 100 GT (80 Hr.), OUPV Near Coastal (7 day) and OUPV Restricted to the Freshwaters and Rivers of Western Alaska (2 days), UPGRADE TO 200 GT MASTER AND NEAR COASTAL (3 days), and Able Seaman (5 days ).

PREREQUISITES:
You do not have to meet any of the Coast Guard requirements to take our courses. We will furnish a Coast Guard application packet in class and help you fill it out. You can mail your application packet to the Coast Guard.

The USCG has announced that they will be enforcing the TWIC requirement. This card is a new requirement and has to be applied for from the TSA. For more information "go to the CG web page.".

U.S. COAST GUARD LICENSE
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
.
OUPV Restricted 
Master Mate Below 200
Master Mate 200
AGE
18
19
21
CITIZEN OF U.S.
*Note 1
Yes
Yes
(Must provide copy of birth certificate or U.S. Passport to TWIC office)
PHYSICAL EXAM
Within one year for original license renewal
Within three years for raise of grade
(Including the results of drug test within six months if physical required)
RECENCY OF SERVICE
90 days service in
the past 3 years
90 days service in the past 3 years
360 total service
CHARACTER REFERENCE
NO LONGER REQUIRED
CPR
Currently valid
FIRST AID
Within one year for original licenses only
FIREFIGHTING
No
Yes for Ocean route
RADAR CERTIFICATE
No
Yes for Ocean route
ABLE SEAMAN QUALIFICATION
No
Yes for Ocean route
FINGERPRINTS
Fingerprints are taken when applying for a TWIC card.
*NOTE--1 U.S. Citizenship not required if restricted to undocumented vessels; otherwise must be U.S. Citizen.
SERVICE REQUIREMENTS:
* OUPV  RESTRICTED TO THE FRESHWATERS AND RIVERS OF WESTERN ALASKA - 90 days total service - 30 days may be on a drift boat being used on guided trips - 60 days on motorized vessels.

* OUPV NEAR COSTAL INCLUDES 6 PACK LICENSE- 360 days total service including at least 90 days on near coastal waters.

MASTER 100 GT INLAND INCLUDES 6 PACK LICENSE - 360 days total service on any waters. 90 days on vessels over 50 GT, or 180 days on vessels over 34 GT. (with smaller vessels may get 50 GT or 25 GT). A Masters License is NOT a limited license.

MASTER 100 GT NEAR COASTAL INCLUDES 6-PACK - 720 days total service including at least 360 days on near coastal waters. 90 days on vessels over 50 GT, or 180 days on vessels over 34 GT (with smaller vessels, may get 50 GT or 25 GT). Able Seaman- Requirements are the same as above for Masters.

CLASSES OFFERED:
OUPV RESTRICTED TO THE FRESHWATERS AND RIVERS OF WESTERN ALASKA (2 days). MASTER UP TO 100 GT NEAR COSTAL (INCLUDES 6 PACK LICENSE, (10 days). OUPV NEAR COASTAL, 6-Pack (7 days). UPGRADE 100 GT MASTER TO 200 GT MASTER (3 days)  ABLE SEAMAN (5 DAYS).

STUDENT PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
Students in the Masters class must score 90% on Rules of the Road and 70% on the other three tests to meet USCG requirements for licensing. Students will be given practice tests at the end of each subject. Free tutoring will be offered after classes each day if needed. Freshwaters scores must be 80% or more.

CERTIFICATION:
Students will receive certificates upon sucessful completion which can then be used to obtain a USCG License with no further testing. YOU DO NOT NEED TO GO TO THE COAST GUARD OFFICE WE WILL HELP YOU MAIL YOUR APPLICATION IN. Student's grades must meet USCG specifications.

TUITION:
The tuition includes all class materials, publications, navigation tools, workbooks, tide tables and tidal current books. 100 Ton Masters course is $700 in Anchorage and $800 outside Anchorage. The OUPV Freshwaters and Rivers of Western Alaska is $225 in Anchorage, $300 outside Anchorage. OUPV Near Coastal is $500 in Anchorage and $600 outside Anchorage. Upgrade is $300 in Anchorage. Able Seaman is $500 in Anchorage.

Separate fees will have to be paid by the students for individual CPR/FA cards, drug tests and  physical exams. Our students get discounted rates. Also special rates on lodging. TWIC cards are $129.75.

Red Cross CPR / First Aid training is available in our classroom for $70 as needed for the Masters, OUPV Near Coastal and OUPV Restricted to Freshwaters and Rivers classes.


PAYMENT TERMS:
Masters Class and OUPV Near Coastal: A $200 deposit is required with the balance due on or before the first day of class. (Financing by ANS is available.)

OUPV GUIDES ON FRESHWATER & RIVERS OF WESTERN ALASKA: Payment in full upon registration ($225).

There is financial aid available through JTPA, some Native Corporations and Job Service. We will be glad to advise students on the available financing for their area. We offer interest free financing (e-mail ants@mtaonline.net for details). 

REFUND POLICY:
PLEASE NOTICE:

The required deposit will be refunded to the student upon cancellation by the student at least four days before the first day of class.

After the first day of class, no refunds will be given.

ATTENDANCE POLICY:
Because of the short duration of the course, only unavoidable absences will be excused. Any portion missed must be made up on the student's own time. Leave of absence and frequently showing up late for class will most likely result in rescheduling to a class at a later date and will be handled on a case by case basis. 

SCHEDULE: 
100 Ton Masters License (includes 6 Pack License) is 10 classroom days.
OUPV Guides Restricted to the Freshwaters and Rivers of Western Alaska class is 2 days. OUPV Near Coastal is 7 days. UPGRADE to 200 GT and NEAR COASTAL  class is 3 days. Able Seaman is 5 days. Class instruction includes lectures, videos and a workbook containing all the subject matter to satisfy or exceed USCG requirements.

SCHOOL CALENDAR:
Holidays observed by Alaska Nautical School are New Years, Easter, 4th July, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Classes will be offered on a space available basis. 

CLASSROOM LOCATION:
Our classroom in Anchorage is located at 840 W. Fireweed Lane in the American Legion Building.
We are pleased to offer classes in communities throughout Alaska. Click on class schedule for up to date classes. 

STUDENT SERVICES:
Financial aid is available through JTPA, some Native Corporations and Job Service. Limited employment opportunities are available to our students at no extra charge. We also offer interest free financing (e-mail ants@mtaonline.net). 

STUDENT CONDUCT:
Students must show up on time each day no later than 8 AM. Students must act in an orderly manner at all times while in the classroom or while on the premises. 

ZERO TOLERANCE:
The use of alcohol or drugs of any kind will not be tolerated during this course. 

GRIEVANCES:
Students with grievances should follow these steps:
1.  Discuss the situation with the instructor. If the grievance persists:
2.  Discuss the situation with school administrator.
3.  Appeal to the postsecondary education commission.

TRANSFER OF CREDITS:
We cannot guarantee the transfer of credits from this institution to another. The transfer of credits as always, is at the discretion of the receiving school and depends on the comparability of curricula and accreditaion. 

APPROVED COURSES BY:
United States Coast Guard and Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.

 OUR PERMANENT CLASSROOM (since 1996) IS LOCATED AT 840 W. FIREWEED LANE, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA.

WE ARE UPSTAIRS IN THE AMERICAN LEGION BUILDING.

Date of publication: 2016
 

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