University of Alaska Southeast

Course Description

Electronic Chart Display Information Systems

Code and NumberMTR - 254

Student must have completed the Radar Observer and ARPA courses.

For details on our Radar Simulator capabilities click Here


This course satisfies the USCG and STCW 2012 requirements for ECDIS and provides training in basic theory and use of ECDIS equipment.  Exercises are completed on the UAS Ship Simulator using Southeast Alaska charts, ports and transits.  This course uses the TRANSAS operating program and students will learn basics of that system.


Coast Guard Licensing

Complete information regarding licensing can be found at  You can also contact the USCG National Maritime Center Help Desk at 1-888-427-5662.  Personnel there are very helpful and happy to answer your licensing questions.  Other useful phone numbers are below.

 UAS Ketchikan Marine Transportation Office: 907.228.4568

Ketchikan USCG Marine Safety Office: 907.225.4496

Juneau USCG Regional Exam Center: 907.463.2458

Nationwide Exam Centers Contact Information: Click Here


LocationUAS Technical Center - 600 Stedman St - Ketchikan - Room R118
InstructorKarl Luck
DatesTBA: call 907-228-4568 for info
Days and Times5 days: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm Friday 8:00am - noon