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I have been around boats my entire life and enjoy sharing stories and experiences with other mariners who are interested in becoming professionaly licensed.

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USCG Approved Training Courses Portland, OR
More About Me
I am very family orientated, but my primary interest is teaching maritime skills to professional mariners.
Work Experience:
• 40 years of commercial maritime sailing experience.
• 15 years experience teaching marine safety, navigation, seamanship, and USCG approved courses.
• 2006-current Columbia Pacific Maritime LLC, Director
• 2005-2006 Metson Marine, Relief Mate
• 1992-2006 Clatsop Community College, Instructor
• 1996-2005 Dyn Marine, Relief Mate
• 1996-2004 OSRV “NRC Columbia”, Relief Master / Mate
• 1994-2006 RV “Forerunner”, Master / Mate
• 1992-1994 Southwestern Oregon Community College, Instructor
• 1990-1992 FV “Donna”, Master
• 1980-1990 FV “Patty A.J.”, Master
• 1973-1984 FV “Rhoda Alice”, Master
• 1964-1973 FV “Polaris”, Deckhand
• USCG Licensed Master 500 gross tons upon oceans with STCW 1995 certificate; 1600 ton Mate Inland; and Able Seaman Unlimited
• Associate of General Studies and Liberal Arts with highest honors
• Alaska Marine Safety Education Association Certified Marine Safety Instructor
• National Cargo Bureau Self Study Course “Stability for Fisherman”
• Clatsop Community College Faculty Excellence Award
• The University of Texas at Austin NISOD Excellence Award
• “Master Teacher” evaluation from the Vice President of Instruction at Clatsop Community College.
• Hundreds of hours of in-service and faculty development training in curriculum design and instructional techniques.
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Dennis Degner is located in Portland, OR and has the following skills: USCG Approved Training Courses
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USCG Approved Training Courses

Category: Training
I hold US Coast Guard approvals for sixteen different training courses ranging from Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) to Master 25 through 100 gross tons, including Mate of Towing and Master of Fishing Vessels. Many of the course approvals are for training courses in support of these license, such as Radar Observer Training and Celestial Navigation.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have degrees in Maritime Science and Liberal Arts and have over 15 years experience teaching USCG approved courses at the community college level. I am also hold a USCG license as Master 500 ton Oceans / Mate 1600 tons with over thirty years commercial sailing experience as Master and Mate.
Years Experience: 36