MVCC’s Center for Corporate and Community Education announces open registration for spring Boating Safety classes. This class will help to keep you safe on the water this summer!
All individuals operating a personal watercraft (jet ski), regardless of age, are required to successfully complete a New York State approved Boater Safety Course and will receive a certificate. You must hold a certificate if: 1) you operate a personal watercraft and are at least 14 years old, or 2) you wish to operate a motorboat (other than a personal watercraft) and you are at least 10 years old and less than 18 years old. This course meets the state requirements for operation of personal watercraft for all ages. It also covers boater safety topics such as navigation, boating terminology, regulations, water safety, boater’s etiquette, and rules of the water. The minimum age for this course is 10 years, and those 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult or sibling 16 . Students receive a NYS certificate upon course completion (NYS will charge adults a $10 fee; no fee for students 17 and under). All students must purchase a text from the instructor for $5 per person at the first class (please bring correct change (cash only) and a lunch for Saturday classes).
This class will take place on the following dates:
4/13, Sat 9:00-5:00 pm Utica Campus
4/27, Sat 9:00-5:00 pm Rome Campus
5/11, Sat 9:00-5:00 pm Utica Campus
5/21 - 5/22, Tues & Wed 5:00-9:00 pm Utica Campus
Enrollment for these classes is limited and will be taken on a first come basis. For information or to register, call 792-5300 or visit mvcc.edu/cced. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday. All MVCC non-credit instruction is completely self-supporting, including indirect costs, and requires no public funding.