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2018 Spring Classes

MTR Marine Transportation

MTR 119
1 CR
Learn to safely operate a small vessel in Alaskan waters. Covers navigation, rules of the road, trip planning including weather, radio operation, line handling and vessel operation including a practice session on the water. Foul weather/rain gear may be required.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37344 K01 Neil Nickerson
Tue, Wed, Thu
8:00a - 5:00p
3/6 - 3/8

This course takes place in Juneau and is for UAF Fisheries students only.

Tuition and fees: $235 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37390 K02 Mariah Warren
Robertson Building 116
Mon, Tue, Wed
6:00p - 8:00p
4/16 - 4/21
Saturday
4/16 - 4/21

No notes

Tuition and fees: $235 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37289 T01 Joel Markis
Sitka Campus 115
Tue - Fri
8:00a - 2:00p
3/27 - 3/30

No notes

Tuition and fees: $335 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to outboard systems that need maintenance and upkeep for efficient operation. Ignition, carburetion power head and lower unit systems will be studied emphasizing preventive maintenance.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37515 K01 Gabe Dunham
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 123
Sunday
10:00a - 4:00p
4/20 - 4/22
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 123
Saturday
9:00a - 5:00p
4/20 - 4/22
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 123
Friday
6:00p - 9:00p
4/20 - 4/22

Scholarship assistance available.

Tuition and fees: $235 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37290 T01 Gary Den Herder
Sitka Campus 115
Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 2:00p
3/22 - 3/26

No notes

Tuition and fees: $335 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to diesel engine systems that need maintenance and upkeep for efficient operation. Basic principles, fuel, air intake and exhaust, lubricating, cooling and starting systems will be studied, emphasizing preventive maintenance.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37516 K01 Lawrence O'Loane
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 123
Friday
6:00p - 9:00p
4/27 - 4/29
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 123
Sunday
10:00a - 4:00p
4/27 - 4/29
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 123
Saturday
9:00a - 5:00p
4/27 - 4/29

This course is also recommended for boat owners. Scholarship assistance available.

Tuition and fees: $270 (additional charges may apply)

MTR 129
2 CR
This US Coast Guard approved course meets the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) 95. The four modules of the course are Personal Survival, Basic Fire Fighting, First Aid/CPR, and Personal Safety & Social Responsibility. Beards must be shaven to insure a good Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) face mask seal.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37357 K01 Mariah Warren
Robertson Building 116
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
3/19 - 3/23
Robertson Building 115
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
3/19 - 3/23

Prerequisite: Must have a doctor's approval to physically demonstrate practical competencies, and must pass an English proficiency exam.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $1020 (additional charges may apply)

MTR 129
2 CR
This US Coast Guard approved course meets the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) 95. The four modules of the course are Personal Survival, Basic Fire Fighting, First Aid/CPR, and Personal Safety & Social Responsibility. Beards must be shaven to insure a good Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) face mask seal.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38645 K03 Mariah Warren
Robertson Building 116
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
3/26 - 3/30
Robertson Building 115
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
3/26 - 3/30

Prerequisite: Must have a doctor's approval to physically demonstrate practical competencies, and must pass an English proficiency exam.

This course is for AMHS employees only.

Tuition and fees: $1020 (additional charges may apply)

Students gain the knowledge and skills to conduct onboard safety drills. Successful completion will earn an AMSEA Drill Conductor card.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38375 K01 Mariah Warren
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 116
Friday
6:00p - 9:00p
1/26 - 1/27
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 116
Saturday
8:00a - 5:30p
1/26 - 1/27

Pass/Fail grading.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $235 (additional charges may apply)

This U.S. Coast Guard approved course provides training in the use of lifeboats, life rafts and survival gear. It meets the requirements of 46 CFR 12.10-3(a)(6) and 46 CFR 12.10-5 for endorsement for Lifeboatman. It also meets the requirements of Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1 of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) 95. Rain gear may be needed for outside drills.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37395 K01 Diana Chaudhary,
Mariah Warren
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 116
Mon - Thu
8:00a - 5:00p
3/5 - 3/8

No notes

Tuition and fees: $770 (additional charges may apply)

This U.S. Coast Guard approved course satisfies the Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeeping (STCW) 95 for Ratings Forming Part of a Navigation Watch. Included in the course are helm commands and duties of a mariner on a navigation watch.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37400 K01 Benjamin Hastings,
Mike LaBarge
Robertson Building 118
Mon, Tue, Wed
8:00a - 5:00p
4/9 - 4/11
Robertson Building 116
Mon, Tue, Wed
8:00a - 5:00p
4/9 - 4/11

No notes

Tuition and fees: $450 (additional charges may apply)

This U.S. Coast Guard approved course satisfies the Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeeping (STCW) 95 for Ratings Forming Part of a Navigation Watch. Included in the course are helm commands and duties of a mariner on a navigation watch.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37937 K02 Benjamin Hastings,
Mike LaBarge
Robertson Building 118
Mon, Tue, Wed
8:00a - 5:00p
4/9 - 4/11
Robertson Building 116
Mon, Tue, Wed
8:00a - 5:00p
4/9 - 4/11

This course is for AMHS employees only.

Tuition and fees: $450 (additional charges may apply)

MTR 228
2 CR
Required for persons assigned to operate Fast Rescue Boats. It is USCG approved and meets the requirements for Standards, Training and Certification of Watchkeeping (STCW) 95. Much of the class time is spent operating a fast rescue boat on the water. Requires prior experience handling a skiff, warm clothing and rain gear.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37401 K01 Mariah Warren
Robertson Building 114
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
4/2 - 4/6

No notes

Tuition and fees: $1170 (additional charges may apply)

This course and instructor have been approved by the US Coast Guard for third party testing. A UAS certificate of completion is accepted as a substitute for testing by the Coast Guard. Depending on sea experience and other Coast Guard requirements, a person passing this course is eligible to receive an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV, commonly called a 6-pack license) up to a Master 100 Gross Ton license.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37403 K03 Dale Miller
Robertson Building 118
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
2/5 - 2/9
Robertson Building 116
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
2/5 - 2/9
Robertson Building 118
Mon - Sat
8:00a - 5:00p
2/12 - 2/17
Robertson Building 116
Mon - Sat
8:00a - 5:00p
2/12 - 2/17

This course is located in Ketchikan.

Tuition and fees: $1200 (additional charges may apply)

This course and instructor have been approved by the US Coast Guard for third party testing. A UAS certificate of completion is accepted as a substitute for testing by the Coast Guard. Depending on sea experience and other Coast Guard requirements, a person passing this course is eligible to receive an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV, commonly called a 6-pack license) up to a Master 100 Gross Ton license.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37345 K01 Neil Nickerson
Technical Ed Center 106
Mon - Sat
8:00a - 5:00p
2/19 - 3/2

Course is located in Juneau.

Tuition and fees: $1200 (additional charges may apply)

This course and instructor have been approved by the US Coast Guard for third party testing. A UAS certificate of completion is accepted as a substitute for testing by the Coast Guard. Depending on sea experience and other Coast Guard requirements, a person passing this course is eligible to receive an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV, commonly called a 6-pack license) up to a Master 100 Gross Ton license.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37347 K02 Neil Nickerson
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
3/28 - 4/11

Course is located in Sitka.

Tuition and fees: $1200 (additional charges may apply)

Intended for mariners seeking a license as Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of Towing Vessels. Any student successfully completing the course will satisfy the Coast Guard examination requirements of 46 CFR 10.205(i) for original issuance or 46 CFR 10.209(c)(iii) for renewal of a license as Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of Towing Vessels or Mate (Pilot) of Towing Vessels.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37351 KD1 Neil Nickerson
Robertson Building 116
Wed, Thu
8:00a - 5:00p
4/18 - 4/19
Technical Ed Center 106
Wed, Thu
8:00a - 5:00p
4/18 - 4/19

Prerequisite: USCG Master/Mate not more than 200 GRT License or mariners holding a 25, 50, or 100-Ton license must complete MTR S240 Master 200-Ton Upgrade within one year of completion of this Apprentice Mate course.

This class will be streamed via video conference from Juneau to Ketchikan with the instructor located in Juneau. Students must attend in a classroom in either Juneau or Ketchikan.

Tuition and fees: $425 (additional charges may apply)

MTR 242
2 CR
Marine firefighting preparedness and response leadership. Subjects include fire prevention, ship organization, damage control and stability. This course is USCG approved and meets the Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeeping (STCW) 95.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37404 K01 Frank Divelbiss
Robertson Building 114
Tue - Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
1/23 - 1/26

Prerequisite: MTR S129 or a certificate in Basic Fire Fighting.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $650 (additional charges may apply)

Intended for mariners responsible for cargo and the safety of passengers in emergency situations. It meets the Crisis Management and Human Behavior requirements of Standards, Training and Certification of Watchkeeping (STCW) 95 including Roll On Roll Off (Ro-Ro) passenger vessels.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37353 KD1 Neil Nickerson
Technical Ed Center 106
Wed, Thu
8:00a - 5:00p
4/25 - 4/26
Robertson Building 114
Wed, Thu
8:00a - 5:00p
4/25 - 4/26

Prerequisite: Requires US Coast Guard approved certificate of completion in Crowd Management.

This class will be streamed via video conference from Juneau to Ketchikan with the instructor located in Juneau. Students must attend in a classroom in either Juneau or Ketchikan. This course is for AMHS employees only.

Tuition and fees: $300 (additional charges may apply)

MTR 250
2 CR
U.S. Coast Guard approved course provides training in basic radar theory. Topics include navigation and collision avoidance. Great emphasis is placed on plotting techniques. Radar Observer utilizes the Nautilus Educational Systems (NRAS) radar simulator. Meets the requirements for uninspected tow vessels greater than 26 feet.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37405 K01 Dale Miller
Robertson Building 118
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
2/26 - 3/2

No notes

Tuition and fees: $870 (additional charges may apply)

 

VTEC Vocational Technology, NonCred

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37354 K01 Neil Nickerson
Technical Ed Center 106
Saturday
8:00a - 3:00p
3/3 - 3/3

No notes

Tuition and fees: $75 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37468 K03 Mariah Warren
Robertson Building 115
Monday
8:00a - 5:00p
2/19 - 2/19

No notes

Tuition and fees: $75 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38784 K05 Mariah Warren
Robertson Building 115
Friday
8:00a - 5:00p
3/30 - 3/30

No notes

Tuition and fees: $75 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38809 K06 Mariah Warren
Robertson Building 115
Friday
8:00a - 5:00p
3/23 - 3/23

No notes

Tuition and fees: $75 (additional charges may apply)

This course is for students who need to renew their Basic Safety Training certification. A current physical or USCG medical certification must be submtted prior to start of class.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38646 K03 Mariah Warren
Robertson Building 115
Tue, Thu, Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
3/27 - 3/30
Robertson Building 116
Tue, Thu, Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
3/27 - 3/30

For AMHS employees only.

Tuition and fees: $0 (additional charges may apply)

This course is for students who need to renew their Basic Safety Training certification.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37360 K01 Mariah Warren
Robertson Building 115
Tue, Thu, Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
3/20 - 3/23

A current physical or USCG medical certification must be submitted prior to start of class.

Tuition and fees: $850 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37356 K01 Neil Nickerson
Technical Ed Center 106
Friday
8:00a - 12:00p
4/27 - 4/27

This course is for AMHS employees only.

Tuition and fees: $0 (additional charges may apply)

Students will participate in the live drill portions of Basic Safety Training to include personal survival and fire fighting. Students who pass these competencies will receive a certificate which can be turned into the USCG to receive Basic Training Revalidation on their Merchant Mariner Document (MMD).
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38583 K01 Mariah Warren
Robertson Building 115
Friday
8:00a - 5:00p
3/22 - 3/23
Robertson Building 115
Thursday
8:00a - 11:00a
3/22 - 3/23

No notes

Tuition and fees: $490 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38647 K02 Mariah Warren
Robertson Building 115
Thursday
8:00a - 11:00a
3/29 - 3/30
Robertson Building 115
Friday
8:00a - 5:00p
3/29 - 3/30

For AMHS employees only.

Tuition and fees: $490 (additional charges may apply)

This class is for students who need to renew their USCG Radar Endorsement. Course duration is 1-3 days, depending on how much review is required for the student to complete the material and test.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38540 K01 Dale Miller
Robertson Building 118
Tue, Wed, Thu
8:00a - 5:00p
2/27 - 3/1

No notes

Tuition and fees: $400 (additional charges may apply)

For MTR simulator practice. Rental is $100/hour plus a $30 setup fee. Email Dale Miller at damiller@alaska.edu to schedule practice time.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38813 K01 UA Staff
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 116
1/16 - 5/5

No notes

Tuition and fees: $0 (additional charges may apply)

Study at your own pace. The online material covers everything you need to know to pass the final exams. When you feel ready, make an appointment to take the final exams in Ketchikan or Juneau. For more information go to steadyoncourse.com and view the introduction to the course. Access to the online course lessons is available for 30 days after registering. Contact 228-4568 for more information.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37412 K01 Dale Miller
1/16 - 5/5

No notes

Tuition and fees: $225 (additional charges may apply)

VTEC 040
0 CR
Introduction to refrigeration, the mechanisms of heat transfer and the necessary components. Use of manifold gauge sets and the determination of proper system operation by observation of correct operating pressures, superheat and subcooling. Applicable EPA 608 regulations will be discussed and the opportunity to test (additional fee applies) for EPA Type I, II, III and Universal Certifications will be offered.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37422 K02 Lawrence O'Loane
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 116
Saturday
9:00a - 1:00p
3/19 - 3/24
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 123
Saturday
9:00a - 1:00p
3/19 - 3/24
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 116
Mon - Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/19 - 3/24
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 123
Mon - Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/19 - 3/24

No notes

Tuition and fees: $175 (additional charges may apply)

 

WELD Welding Technology

WELD 120
3 CR
A beginning level course covering the fundamentals of oxyacetylene welding, brazing and cutting, and electric arc welding. Emphasis in flat and horizontal welding positions on mild steel using a variety of welding rods and techniques.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37333 K01 Kenneth Horn,
Ryan Houtcooper
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 124
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:30p
1/16 - 5/5
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 116
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:30p
1/16 - 1/31

Requires leather boots and head covering. Scholarship assistance available.

Tuition and fees: $905 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38072 K02 Kenneth Horn,
Ryan Houtcooper
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 124
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
1/16 - 5/5
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 116
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
1/16 - 2/1

No notes

Tuition and fees: $905 (additional charges may apply)

WELD 152
3 CR
This intermediate level welding techniques course focuses on shielded metal arc welding - SMAW, plasma arc cutting, oxygen-acetylene cutting, and metal grinding. Students will develop intermediate welding skills including gas metal arc welding using flux core and dual shield wire fillers. A special emphasis will be placed on proper fit-up and alignment for fillet and V-groove welds in the flat, vertical, and overhead positions.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37336 K01 Kenneth Horn
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 124
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
1/16 - 5/5
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 116
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
1/16 - 2/1

Prerequisite: WELD S120 or instructor permission.

Requires leather boots and head covering. Scholarship assistance available.

Tuition and fees: $905 (additional charges may apply)

Designed for advanced welders to further their skills in one or more processes and levels. Topics may include aluminum welding, sheet welding, shield metal arc welding, pipe welding, flux-core arc welding, or other to be announced. May be repeated for credit when content varies.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37342 K01 Kenneth Horn
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 124
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
1/16 - 5/5
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 116
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
1/16 - 2/1

Prerequisite: WELD S120 or instructor permission.

Requires leather boots and head covering. Scholarship assistance available.

Tuition and fees: $905 (additional charges may apply)

 

DESL Diesel Technology

Designed for the owner/operator of a diesel engine in a boat, pick-up, or other application, this course will familiarize students with diesel engine operation, maintenance, and minor repairs. At least half of each class period is spent working on real diesel engines in our well equipped lab. No tools or previous mechanical experience is needed. Learn to be comfortable owning or operating your diesel engine.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37418 K01 Lawrence O'Loane
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 123
Saturday
9:00a - 1:00p
1/30 - 3/10
Robertson Building 114
Saturday
9:00a - 1:00p
1/30 - 3/10
Robertson Building 114
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
1/30 - 3/10
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 123
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
1/30 - 3/10

Pass/Fail grading.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $730 (additional charges may apply)

DESL 193
1 CR
Introduction to refrigeration, the mechanisms of heat transfer and the necessary components. Use of manifold gauge sets and the determination of proper system operation by observation of correct operating pressures, superheat and subcooling. Applicable EPA 608 regulations will be discussed and the opportunity to test (additional fee applies) for EPA I, II, III and Universal Certification will be offered.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38070 K02 Lawrence O'Loane
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 123
Saturday
9:00a - 1:00p
3/19 - 3/24
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 116
Saturday
9:00a - 1:00p
3/19 - 3/24
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 123
Mon - Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/19 - 3/24
Ketchikan Regnl MT/Career Ctr 116
Mon - Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/19 - 3/24

No notes

Tuition and fees: $235 (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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