Course Description

This course provides the deck officer with an in-depth knowledge of the practices and theory involved in piloting a vessel.

Topics covered in this course include: pilotage, steering; symbols; sailing directions; lists of lights; tidal currents; navigation in confined waters; navigation aids; buoyage system; bridge practices; charts; chart usage; fixing position; estimating position; courses; conversion of course; distance measurement; range of visibility; reliability of charts; publications; tidal terms; calculation of tides; set and rate of tides; records.



Please purchase ahead of the course 

Required for the following certificates of competencies:

  • Fishing Master, 3rd Class
  • Chief Mate 500T, Domestic
  • Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal
  • Watchkeeping Mate
  • Master 150T, Domestic
Course Details
Section Title
CP2 - Chartwork and Pilotage Level 2
T, W, Th, F, M
8:30AM to 4:00PM
Sep 05, 2023 to Oct 18, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Course Hours
Delivery Options
In Class  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $2,500.00 or $500.00 deposit
Section Notes

A non-refundable $500 registration deposit is now  an option for Nautical courses. The remaining tuition is due fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the start date of the course.  If the course is dropped the deposit will not be refunded.  

If a course is paid in full at the time of registration and dropped prior to one week before the start date a full refund is available. To drop a course paid in full please contact prosit@camosun.ca.


Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories
of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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