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Merrymeeting Adult Education



Auto & Boating

Advanced Marine Navigation

$125

with Power Squadron

Calendar Feb 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Do you want to navigate unfamiliar waters in limited visibility or take an extended cruise with confidence? Learn to use manual navigation, radar, chart plotters, AIS, and other electronic tools in a variety of coastal tide, current and wind conditions. Learn course planning, extended cruise navigation, hazard and collision avoidance, and navigational aids. Our experienced instructors and extensive knowledge base make you a better captain. Students should have completed Marine Navigation or its equivalent before taking Advanced Marine Navigation. This course includes: Advanced positioning techniques, such as advancing a line of position to obtain a running fix. Use of a variety of electronic tools: radar, depth sounders, autopilots, chart plotters, laptop computer software, and more. Hazard avoidance techniques using electronics, collision avoidance using radar, GPS, and AIS. Working with the tide and current date to determine clearances, depth of water, and effects of current. Piloting in various wind and current conditions. Simple skills for checking that one is on course. Ten classes of 2 hours each normally are scheduled for the presentation of this course. In addition, the students have seven days to complete a take home open book exam.

America's Boating Course, Session I

$75

with Power Squadron

Calendar Feb 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

The most comprehensive in-person boating course available, America’s Boating Course, gives you the skills you need to enjoy your time on the water and boat with confidence. Our boater safety class meets most states’ certification requirements and is available in both Spanish and English. Taking a boating class reduces your risk of accidents and injuries, saves you money on boat insurance, and qualifies you for a state boat license or operator certificate in most states. Our in-person boating course includes a comprehensive introduction to boating, covering boat types, boat engines, boat selection, and more. You’ll learn about boating laws and regulations as well as boat registration and licensing. Get in-depth knowledge of boating safety equipment, and learn how to become a safe boater by learning the dos and don’ts of boater safety. Gain practical knowledge of navigation, rules of the road, handling emergencies and mechanical problems on the water, the basics of towing and trailering, important information for hunters, anglers, water sports enthusiasts, and so much more. Four sessions with a NASBLA approved examination. The cost for couples sharing materials is $95. Please call Merrymeeting Adult Education for discount. No other discounts.

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Weather

$125

with Power Squadron

Don't let bad weather ruin your day! Learn to forecast and anticipate the weather. Understand meteorological systems, how weather is created, and signs of impending poor or dangerous weather. This course includes: How weather systems form, behave and move. Where to get weather reports and forecasts on the internet. Using full-color photographs and drawings to understand the weather in the United States. Using Daily Weather Maps, learning aids with a complete explanation of map symbols designed to develop weather map reading and analysis skills. Understanding NOAA's Sky Watcher Chart, a reference to assist in identifying cloud types. This in depth course is designed to be conducted over ten 2 hour sessions, including time for review and the multiple-choice closed book exam.

Bath: Maine Driving Dynamics

$40

with Ron Jack

Calendar Feb 28, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Maine Driving Dynamics offers drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This 5-hour course includes collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. The course is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor. Those completing the course receive a 3-point credit on their driving record. Must attend both evenings. Those ages 15 to 64 pay $40 and those 65-plus pay $25. For senior discount, please call 729-7323 to register.

America's Boating Course, Session II

$75

with Power Squadron

Calendar Mar 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

The most comprehensive in-person boating course available, America’s Boating Course, gives you the skills you need to enjoy your time on the water and boat with confidence. Our boater safety class meets most states’ certification requirements and is available in both Spanish and English. Taking a boating class reduces your risk of accidents and injuries, saves you money on boat insurance, and qualifies you for a state boat license or operator certificate in most states. Our in-person boating course includes a comprehensive introduction to boating, covering boat types, boat engines, boat selection, and more. You’ll learn about boating laws and regulations as well as boat registration and licensing. Get in-depth knowledge of boating safety equipment, and learn how to become a safe boater by learning the dos and don’ts of boater safety. Gain practical knowledge of navigation, rules of the road, handling emergencies and mechanical problems on the water, the basics of towing and trailering, important information for hunters, anglers, water sports enthusiasts, and so much more. Four sessions with a NASBLA approved examination. The cost for couples sharing materials is $95. Please call Merrymeeting Adult Education for discount. No other discounts.

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Free Captain License Information Session I

Free

with John E. Coffin

Calendar Mar 15, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in obtaining a Captain’s License? These information sessions will answer questions you may have about obtaining the license.

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Free Captain License Information Session II

Free

with John E. Coffin

Calendar Mar 17, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in obtaining a Captain’s License? These information sessions will answer questions you may have about obtaining the license.

Coast Guard Captain License Course

$1,045

with John E. Coffin

Calendar Mar 22, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

The course qualifies students for a Coast Guard license to operate vessels carrying up to six passengers for hire (OUPV). Fee includes access to the Blended OUPV Course using Captain School Key West’s Learning Management System, charts, navigation tools, and the USCG-approved and accepted test. Online 30 hours start on March 22, 2022, and run through May 8, 2022. Students’ progress will be mentored online by the instructor, and students have assignments to complete. During this time, there will be 16 hours of online mentoring and coaching on Zoom, Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Once online requirements are complete, there will be 16 hours of required in-person classroom sessions. The classroom sessions conclude with the administration of the four (4) Coast Guard approved and required examinations. Details will be shared during the March 15, 2022, and March 17, 2020, Captains Information Sessions on Zoom, so please register for one Free session!





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