Advanced Navigation was a course offered at Starfleet Academy for cadets studying navigation.

Cadet Paul Rice took one of the course's final tests while at the Academy in the 2350s. The test had three options to it. Rice, however, rejected all three solutions and used one of his own instead. Rice's new option paid off, earning him the top mark in his class and his solution a permanent place on the list of possible options.

William T. Riker mentioned this fact to Jean-Luc Picard in 2364 as an example of how Rice's confidence in himself was not misplaced. (TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom")