COOS BAY — Southwestern Oregon Community College is partnering with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary to conduct several 8-hour boating safety education courses.

The course covers the basics of boating safety, rules of the road and Oregon boating laws. A test at the end of the course will qualify boaters for their Boater Education card, under the Oregon Mandatory Boater Education Program. The Boater Education Card is required for all motorboat operators of all ages for boats over 10 horsepower. Additional provisions apply to youths. Course and materials fee is $15.

Registration is required for one of the following dates: March 24, April 21, or May 19, 2018. The course will be held in Charleston, location to be determined. Register by calling 541-267-6152.

For more information, contact Brenda Rogers in the Community Education and Workforce Development office at 541-888-7328.