University of Alaska Southeast

Course Description

Automatic Radar Plotting Aids - ARPA

Code and NumberMTR - 252

Student must have completed the Radar Observer Course. 

For details on our Radar Simulator capabilities click Here

DescriptionThis course satisfies the USCG and STCW requirements for ARPA.  Several assessments for Officer in Charge of a Navigation Watch are also included.  Students are strongly advised to review rapid radar plotting techniques prior to start of the class.

Coast Guard Licensing

Complete information regarding licensing can be found at  You can also contact the USCG National Maritime Center Help Desk at 1-888-427-5662.  Personnel there are very helpful and happy to answer your licensing questions.  Other useful phone numbers are below.

 UAS Ketchikan Marine Transportation Office: 907.228.4568

Ketchikan USCG Marine Safety Office: 907.225.4496

Juneau USCG Regional Exam Center: 907.463.2458

Nationwide Exam Centers Contact Information: Click Here


LocationUAS Technical Center - 600 Stedman St - Ketchikan - Room R118
InstructorDale Miller
Days and Times4 days: 8:00am - 5:00pm