Academy Majors and Minors/HCO
The Helm/Com/Ops (HCO) Officer is responsible for all flight control operations of the ship. He/she is also responsible for coordinating ship activities in such a manner so as not to overload or oversubscribe any particular system/resource. The HCO Officer also monitors the away team(s) status when not onboard the ship. The HCO Officer also handles all communications both to and from the ship.
Although all HCO officers are cross-trained in both helm and operations, some officers choose to serve exclusively in one of those two positions as is needed by their current starship/assignment.
Helm and Navigation personnel provide the ship with pilots and co-pilots. They also provide the ship with experienced shuttlecraft and Runabout pilots and co-pilots.
Generally, cadets who major in Helm/Navigation are cadets who eventually wish to become Commanders. Those cadets will also wish to attend Command School.
Appropriate Minors include Operations, and Engineering.
To major in Helm/Navigation, a cadet must have the following 18 credits:
To minor in Helm, a cadet must have the following 6 credits:
Communications/Operations Cadet Requirements
Operations majors provide an interface between the day-to-day normal activities of the crew on board ship and the command personnel, as well as providing audio and video communications with personnel on ship and on planets, and provide an interface with StarFleet Command through the subspace radio on board. The communications/operations fields were merged in StarFleet in 2320.
This is the major for cadets who wish to pursue advancement in the command line fields of StarFleet. Operations personnel study a program designed to give them a working knowledge of all other divisions in StarFleet. Ops officers are frequently trained to become commanders themselves. The Ops cadet usually minors in Helm/Navigation, but any other field where a minor is offered is acceptable.
To major in Com/Ops, a cadet must have the following 18 credits:
To minor in Com/Ops, a cadet must have the following 6 credits:
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|Helm & Nav.||Engineering||Security||Nursing||Counseling||Science|
|Intelligence||Com. & Ops.||Tactical||Medicine||MARINE OFFICER|
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