The Fiber Optic Test & Repair (FOTR) course has been approved by NSWC-DD and the Combat Systems Learning Center & emulates the curriculum taught at the Navy schoolhouses. It is listed in the Navy Fiber Optic Training Plan as a commercial equivalent to the CIN: A-670-0063 Fiber Optic Maintenance & Repair Course. Unlike the Navy's training, our FOTR course provides a 3 year NAVSEA certification for CORE, Single Ferrule (SF), Multi-Terminus (MT), Testing & Fusion Splicing modules & is sanctioned by the ETA.
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The modules in this course are approved and compliant to meet the NAVSEA Fiber Optic Certification Training requirements as specified and described in: 1) NAVSEA Standard Item 009-123 (FY17) - Fiber Optic System; remove, relocate, repair, and install, 2) NAVSEA Technical Specification 9090-310G - Alterations To Ships Accomplished By Alteration Installation Teams (NO.:TS9090-310G – February 2015), 3) MIL-STD-1678-1 - Fiber Optic Cabling System Requirements and Measurements - Part 1: Design, Installation And Maintenance Requirements, 4) NAVSEA Drawing 8477552 Rev C - Navy Shipboard Fiber Optic Certification Training Program.
The FOTR Course is designed to support the Fleet Fiber Optic Technician that is responsible for maintaining and repairing the fiber optic cable plants aboard U.S. Navy ships and submarines. Included are MTRS documentation and reporting with a focus on advanced troubleshooting techniques. These troubleshooting scenarios will prepare the fleet technician to identify and find faults in the fiber optic cable plants providing the sailor with the needed and required skillsets to maintain and repair the ships critical systems. KITCO’s FOTR training course provides a unique “hands-on” experience for the maintainer. All Tooling, Test Equipment and Material are IAW NAVSEA Recommended Lists found on the Navy Shipboard Fiber Optic Website Naval Sea Systems Command > Home > Warfare Centers > NSWC Dahlgren > What We Do > Navy Shipboard Fiberoptics. This course is also available for “on-site” training. In addition, the 6000-2265 course is also sanctioned by the Electronic Technician’s Association (ETA) and each student may take the “optional” commercial Fiber Optic Installer (FOI) certification test. This test is supported by the NAVY COOL program. The sailor must register with NAVY COOL before the class start date and they will pay for the “FOI” certification test (a $155 dollar value). This certification is good for four (4) years. Recertification can be done with KITCO.
The following modules make up the content for the Fiber Optic Technician Certification course:
• CORE Module (8 hours)
Includes Theory, Inspection, Cleaning and Safety
• Fiber Optic Termination – Single Terminus (Light Duty) Module (8 hours)
Includes SF Connector Inspection and Cleaning, SF Connector Termination
• Fiber Optic Termination – Multi-Terminus (Heavy Duty) Module (12 hours)
Includes MT Connector Inspection and Cleaning, MT Connector Termination
• Optical Testing Module (12 hours)
Includes Inspection and Cleaning, Link Loss, Optical Return Loss, Continuity, MQJ Selection, and Attenuation Testing
• Fusion Splicing Module (8 hours)
Includes Cleaving, Splicer Maintenance and Operation, Preparation of Splice Trays, Splicing Methods
• In addition to the NAVSEA Modules (16 hours)
This course promotes a thorough understanding of the Optical Time Delay Reflectometer (OTDR) Basic Principles and Operation. Troubleshooting scenarios focus on Systematic Fault Isolation IAW NSTM 408 Fiber Optic Cable Topology manual Method P