National Aids To Navigation School         

Professional home to the operational community, the National Aids to Navigation (NATON) School in Yorktown, VA designs and delivers training and workforce development for the men and women who maintain the constellation of buoys, beacons and lighthouses that mark the nation's waterways.

Ultimately assuring economic security through navigation safety of the $4.6T Marine Transportation System, NATON serves as the center of expertise for the Office of Navigation Systems (CG-NAV) and the Boat and Cutter forces programs governed by the Assistant Commandant for Capability (CG-7) through formal resident and exportable training courses, readiness and standardization assessments of buoy tenders, support to development of policy, doctrine and Tactics, Techniques & Procedures (TTP) publications, and helpdesk response to requests for technical assistance from field units.

Course Offerings

The Course Offerings list below contains the specific courses of instruction. For the latest class convenings, visit TQC.

Resident Courses

ANC-AP

ATON Admin & Positioning (merged with ANC-OPS in FY19)

230460

ANC-CCAF

ATON Command Cadre Afloat

341020

ANC-CCAS

ATON Command Cadre Ashore

500126

ANC-MAM

ATON Minor Aids Maintenance Servicing Technician

500622

ANC-AMA

ATON Advanced Minor Aids Servicing Technician

230020

ANC-LT

ATON Automated Lighthouse Technician

230470

ANC-ASC

ATON Structure Climber

501850

ANC-TT

ATON Training Team

400005

Exportable Courses

ANC-BDS

ATON Buoy Deck Supervisor

230015

ANC-C

ATON Construction Tender

230610

ANC-C-MK

ATON Construction Tender for MK (contract)

230025

ANC-RIV

ATON River Tender

500226

Assessment Program

BDTT

Buoy Deck Training Team – Readiness & Standardization

AIA

Coast Guard Employee Access

It is recommended each Coast Guard employee visit TCYorktown's Portal site for additional NATON training information. Coast Guard Employee Access.