Small Boat Operator Trainings

SF State maintains a fleet of small boats that are available for scientific research use by University students, faculty and staff. To use these boats, you must complete some basic boating forms and a waiver, take an appropriate boat safety training course, be current in CPR and first aid, and demonstrate safe boat handling.


Motorboat Operators Training Course (MOTC)

The MOTC is a three day, Department of Interior approved safety course that SFSU requires as minimum-level training for all students, faculty and staff conducting research and education using powered watercraft. This course is held at the SF State field station in Tiburon twice each year in Spring and Fall. Additional MOTC events may be offered through partner institutions.

CPR and First Aid

This course is held at the SFSU field station in Tiburon annually. 2022 course dates and times TBA.

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