Upcoming Classes

Click here for complete list of scheduled Courses and Seminars or visit the Upcoming Events page for a complete list of all squadron activities

Unless otherwise noted, all courses held at
Bellingham Technical College (BTC).
Register with BTC via phone 360-752-8350,
email registration@btc.edu
or use the links at the bottom of the course descriptions below.
Contact Education Officer for more information.


Bellingham Technical College requires attestation of your covid vaccination status.
Religious and medical exemptions may be granted; however, this must be completed in advance of the beginning of the courses.
Masks will be required to be worn in class.

Introduction to
Boating Skills and Safety

This course is provided in partnership with the Bellingham Power Squadron chapter of the US Power Squadrons. It qualifies for WA state boater education card. Includes government safety regulations, boat types, adverse weather and emergency conditions, radio procedures, navigation rules, anchoring, knots, trailering, and water sports safety. Charting and GPS procedures feature emphasis on local waters. Registration fee includes textbook. Course includes an optional 4-hour on-water session with a USPS instructor. Students (or student couples) will use a NOAA chart 18421 and a pair of navigation dividers. Instructor will discuss options for purchase at local marine stores and printing shops.

Tuesday evenings: 6:30-8:30 pm
Feb 1 thru Mar 29, 2022 = $185.00
Click here to register.