"Member" courses are
open to both members
and non members, but
these courses are more
advanced and may have
prerequisites. Generally a
public course like
America's Boating Course
is taken before any
"member" courses.
The Advanced Grades are
generally taken in order, as
each one introduces new
skills in a deliberate
progression. Elective
courses are not taken in
any particular order.
Most member courses
take 10 to 12 weeks, one
evening per week - a few
are shorter, and a few are
longer. Many of these
courses are currently
being restructured into
modules of about 6 weeks
each to give squadrons
and members maximum
scheduling flexibility.