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Course Description

This is an 8-hour (HST) online course.

Learn about local ocean safety principles and practices--including historical, cultural, and customary practices of Hawaii’s ocean users, and rules regarding protected species and thrill craft operation in Hawaii. Effective January 2005 all recreational thrill craft (personal watercraft) operators in Hawaii must complete this certification class on the safe use and operation of a thrill craft.

This online course utilizes the Canvas learning management system to deliver course materials. Class will meet via video conferencing using Zoom.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of NASBLA–approved Safe Boating course and proof of certification

REQUIRED TECHNOLOGY
• Active email address per participant (no sharing)
• Computer, Tablet (iPad, Galaxy, etc.) or Smartphone
• Access to high speed internet (min. 512k)
• Device with camera, microphone & speaker for video conferencing
• Most recent updated browsers
Zoom app

Learner Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the course, students will:
1. Communicate an understanding of the history and development of personal watercraft (PWC) sports and activities.
2. List water safety skills and knowledge.
3. Identify national and state rules regarding safe vessel operations.
4. Understand equipment design, function and maintenance of personal water crafts.
5. Describe the customary practices and sports etiquette as they relate to PWC sports and activities.
6. Identify environmental and cultural issues as they relate to PWC sports and activities.

Prerequisites

YOU MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF SAFE BOATING PREREQUISITE BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THIS CLASS.

Call (808) 235-7433. wccocet@hawaii.edu.

Please present certification of Safe Boating in Hawaiian Waters or equivalent Hawaii State NASBLA-approved course.
Take this online course.

Course Hours: 10
Course Category: Professional Development
Program Area: Sports and Fitness

I understand that I must complete a Hawaii DLNR-approved Safe Boating course (see question 11 for a list of approved courses: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dobor/mandatory-boating-safety-education-qa/) or possess a USCG mariner credential prior to taking this class.
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