Starpath Courses

ASA & StarPath Join Forces

to present a series of courses

By special arrangement, because of the “one fathom social distancing” plan, Starpath has made their ASA-approved online courses available to all.

All the courses allow students to study at their own pace and include opportunities to interact with instructors. At the end of the course all graduating students earn official ASA certifications.

Due to the overwhelming demand of this series of online classes, Starpath has temporarily reached capacity and is requesting all new students be put on a wait list. If you are interested in the online courses offered through Starpath, please fill out the wait list form and we will notify you of any open spots as they become available.

Why take these courses?

In this time when you cannot get to the ocean or classes are not being held, the online alternative is ideal. Learn a few skills and get some certifications during this time while you are being asked to stay home.
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How Much are the classes?

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The courses cost $380 each and include an official ASA certification, textbooks, ebooks, additional study materials, software & online support. Also, instructors are standing by at all times to provide whatever help is needed.

Why StarPath?

Starpath has over 40 years of experience in classroom teaching and 23 years of online training. They guarantee that you will learn the subject matter well, and enjoy doing it.
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ASA & Starpath Certifications

Learn practical navigation on inland and coastal waters, including chart reading, piloting, rules of the road, tides and currents, and more. Includes both echart and paper chart training. This course is a prerequisite for ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising.

Course Length & Prerequisites

You can reasonably expect to spend approximately 40 to 60 hours on this course at your own pace. The number varies based on how much optional material you choose to cover. You have the option to control how much work you do during each session. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Accessibility

This course is available to complete on both Windows and Mac computers.

What's included in this course...

  • Course Materials

    All materials are included except plotting tools. Materials included but not limited to charts, Navigation Rules, custom eCharts and NOAA eCharts.

  • Instructors & Discussion Groups

    We have instructors in three different time zones, so if any question comes up, just post it in the Student Discussion Forum for a quick answer – or search to see if someone has already asked the question for an even faster answer.

  • ASA Certification

    A certification & seal for your logbook.

  • 1 Year Access

    You have one year to complete the course or request an extension.

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ASA Members pay only $19.95 (non-members pay $29.95)
Unable to attend LIVE? All registered users receive 30 days of access to an on demand replay of the webinar.

ASA 107, Celestial Navigation

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Learn practical celestial navigation and other aspects of safe ocean navigation. This course is a prerequisite for ASA 108, Offshore Passagemaking. This course covers how to find position at sea from timed sextant sights of the sun, moon, stars, and planets plus other routine and special procedures of safe, efficient offshore navigation. No previous navigation experience is required.

Course Length & Prerequisites

You can reasonably expect to spend approximately 40 to 60 hours on this course at your own pace. The number varies based on how much optional material you choose to cover. You have the option to control how much work you do during each session. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Accessibility

This course is available to complete on both Windows and Mac computers.

What's included in this course...

  • Course Materials

    All text materials are provided to complete the course. The only thing extra you might need are basic plotting tools (parallel rules, dividers and protractor). If you have no tools now, then our plotting tool kit will provide what you need.

  • Instructors & Discussion Groups

    We have instructors in three different time zones, so if any question comes up, just post it in the Student Discussion Forum for a quick answer—or search to see if someone has already asked the question for an even faster answer.

  • ASA Certification

    A certification & seal for your logbook.

  • 1 Year Access

    You have one year to complete the course or request an extension.

REGISTER NOW
ASA Members pay only $19.95 (non-members pay $29.95)
Unable to attend LIVE? All registered users receive 30 days of access to an on demand replay of the webinar.

ASA 117, Basic Celestial Endorsement

Read more about the ASA 117 certification >

Learn to apply basic celestial navigation theory and practice to determine latitude and longitude at sea using a sextant and Nautical Almanac. This course covers the basic celestial navigation needed to make your way to safety across an ocean with no special aids except one small book, a watch, and a sextant. No previous navigation experience is required.

Course Length & Prerequisites

You can reasonably expect to spend approximately 5 to 10 hours on this course at your own pace. The number varies based on how much optional material you choose to cover. You have the option to control how much work you do during each session. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Accessibility

This course is available to complete on both Windows and Mac computers.

What's included in this course...

  • Course Materials

    All text materials are provided to complete the course.

  • Davis Sextant

    Included in this course is a Davis Mark 3 Sextant and the book GPS Backup with a Mark 3 Sextant

  • Instructors & Discussion Groups

    We have instructors in three different time zones, so if any question comes up, just post it in the Student Discussion Forum for a quick answer—or search to see if someone has already asked the question for an even faster answer.

  • ASA Certification

    A certification & seal for your logbook.

  • 1 Year Access

    You have one year to complete the course or request an extension.

REGISTER NOW
ASA Members pay only $19.95 (non-members pay $29.95)
Unable to attend LIVE? All registered users receive 30 days of access to an on demand replay of the webinar.

ASA 119, Marine Weather Endorsement

Read more about the ASA 119 endorsement >

Learn to observe and forecast weather conditions using traditional maritime skills and modern technology. Knowledge of weather information for planning and adapting navigation during short duration and extended voyages.

Course Length & Prerequisites

You can reasonably expect to spend approximately 40 to 60 hours on this course at your own pace. The number varies based on how much optional material you choose to cover. You have the option to control how much work you do during each session. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Accessibility

This course is available to complete on both Windows and Mac computers.

What we’ll cover in this course...

  • Course Materials

    All text materials are provided to complete the course. Included text books: Modern Marine Weather. eBooks: Modern Marine Weather & Barometer Handbook. Software included: Weather Trainer Live (1-year subscription)

  • Instructors & Discussion Groups

    We have instructors in three different time zones, so if any question comes up, just post it in the Student Discussion Forum for a quick answer—or search to see if someone has already asked the question for an even faster answer.

  • ASA Certification

    A certification & seal for your logbook.

  • 1 Year Access

    You have one year to complete the course or request an extension.

REGISTER NOW
ASA Members pay only $19.95 (non-members pay $29.95)
Unable to attend LIVE? All registered users receive 30 days of access to an on demand replay of the webinar.

Learn to properly use small-craft radar (or radar simulator) for piloting, navigation, and collision avoidance. Knowledge of radar principles and practical matters of radar operation. The course covers all aspects of practical radar usage that would be needed to get underway using your radar. It covers the topics of the textbook Radar For Mariners and fills in the details on radar functions and operations while honing your skills with more emphasis on evaluating risk of collision and subsequent maneuvers that might be called for.

Accessibility

This course is only available to complete on Windows PCs.

Course Length & Prerequisites

You can reasonably expect to spend approximately 20 to 40 hours on this course at your own pace. The number varies based on how much optional material you choose to cover. You have the option to control how much work you do during each session. This course requires the student to have already completed ASA 105, Coastal Navigation.

What we’ll cover in this course...

  • Course Materials

    All text materials are provided to complete the course. Includes the Textbook Radar For Mariners By David Burch and the Radar Trainer PC simulator program.

  • Instructors & Discussion Groups

    We have instructors in three different time zones, so if any question comes up, just post it in the Student Discussion Forum for a quick answer—or search to see if someone has already asked the question for an even faster answer.

  • ASA Certification

    A certification & seal for your logbook.

  • 1 Year Access

    You have one year to complete the course or request an extension.

REGISTER NOW
ASA Members pay only $19.95 (non-members pay $29.95)
Unable to attend LIVE? All registered users receive 30 days of access to an on demand replay of the webinar.