May 26, 2022  
CSU Maritime Academy 2020-2021 
CSU Maritime Academy 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NAU 102 - Navigation I

Class Hours: 3, Units: 4
STCW Requirement: ♦
Prerequisite(s): MTH 100 
Co-requisite(s): NAU 102L 
This course introduces the basic tools and theory of piloting. Elements include basic coastal piloting, using terrestrial features and various plotting systems and techniques. Chart interpretation, plotting, and correction are emphasized, as are passage planning and navigation cross-checking. Emphasis is placed on neatness and precision and, toward the end of the course, speed in arriving at basic piloting solutions. This course is the foundation upon which all subsequent navigation courses will build.