Boating Essentials c/w PCOC Boating Essentials – including PCOC

(Previously identified simply as Boating)

You canít get where youíre going if you donít know how to get there. CPS has been offering boating courses long before they were mandatory. This course includes PCOC and offers instruction in navigation, charting, plotting. Includes an introduction to electronic navigation.


All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency.

To get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), you need to write a test approved by Transport Canada. This handbook helps you and your family prepare for that test. All you need to know for your test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident in knowing that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canadaís Office of Boating Safety.

Boating Essentials

Boating Essentials picks up where Boating Basics leaves off. This course provides in-depth boat operation and safety training. As well, you will experience the challenge of plotting and navigation, necessary skills in boating situations where technology fails.

Topics include: the magnetic compass, global positioning and charts, navigation, conning, plotting, digital charting, anchoring, lines and ropes, electrical hazards, towing, boating and the environment, and more.

Next Course
Student must hold a Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC)
10 Weeks
(includes first year preferred rate membership in CPS of $35.00.*)
Printed Manual
$250.00 – Non-member,includes Course Kit
$110.00 – Member 2nd family member **
$220.00 – Member, includes Course Kit
$90.00  – Non-member 2nd family member **
$240.00 – Non-member,includes Course Kit
$100.00 – Non-member 2nd family member **
$210.00 – Member, includes Course Kit
$80.00  – Member 2nd family member **
Course Kit:
Includes Student Notes; Homework Folder, Training Chart "A", Chart No. 1, Collision Regulations, Government Publications, and CPS Course Plotter.
A minimum of four students are required.
* Upon successful completion of course.
**2nd family member shares course materials.
Please contact our Squadron for details.
St. Patrick’s High School
2525 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa

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