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Course details

This course guides participants on the use of International Code of Signals for coding and decoding messages and procedures to be applied for communication by visual signaling; on the use of Radio Aids to Marine Navigation for ascertaining facilities and services; and on extracting necessary information from the Annual Notices to Mariners.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of NAUT 1805 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 50261


Mon Oct 16 - Fri Oct 20 (5 days)

  • 5 days
  • CRN 50261
  • $153.29
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 16 - Oct 20 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00 Marine BMC


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. IMPORTANT NOTE: CLASS WILL BE HELD ON CAMPUS. Please refer to prerequisite section of course webpage for any/all prerequisites. Required Equipment: Flash cards on International code flags. Note: For the issuance of Transport Canada Training certificates by the school, a Transport Canada, Candidate Document Number (CDN#) will be required. Contact Transport Canada, Marine Safety for further information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize international code flags.
  • Describe procedures for flag signals as a communication means.
  • Use International Code of Signals for coding and decoding messages.
  • State the International code signals for distress.
  • Use Radio Aids to Marine Navigation.
  • Extract information from the Annual Notices to Mariners.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

Communications 1 (NAUT 1805) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Master 3000GT Domestic
    Certificate Part-time
  2. Master 500GT Domestic
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Nautical Sciences
    Diploma Full-time
  4. Watchkeeping Mate Near Coastal (WKMNC)
    Certificate Part-time


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