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About Boating Safety

Boat on the waterEastern Iowa Community Colleges is offer an About Boating Safety (ABS) course this April. The course is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for two weeks beginning April 26.

Completion of course will include a certificate that is required for youth to legally operate a boat or personal watercraft (PWC). Some insurance companies will give the boater a discount on their boat insurance policy after successfully completing the course.

Topics include:

  • Intro to boating
  • Boating laws
  • Safe boating
  • Navigation
  • Boating problems
  • Protecting your vessel
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • River boating
  • Other unique boating scenarios

For more information, contact Julie Aye at 563-336-3305.