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Shipboard Fiber Optic Training Certification Program (NSFOTCP) KITCO NAVSEA Course Offerings

May 2024

Tuesday, 28 May 2024 - Friday, 31 May 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (4 days)

Presented by
David Starnes
  • $1,295.00 excl.

Tue 28 May 2024 - Fri 31 May 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (4 days)

This course is designed to support personnel that are responsible for installing conventional and BOF fiber optic cabling aboard US Naval Ships. The 3.5-day, 28-hour course includes the Core, Cable Handling and Forming modules.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2024 - Friday, 31 May 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (4 days)

  • $1,575.00 excl.

Tue 28 May 2024 - Fri 31 May 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (4 days)

This course is designed for those personnel who are responsible for approving all aspects of the Certified Fiber Optic Installation. This is a 32-hour, 4-day course that includes the Core module.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2024 - Friday, 31 May 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (4 days)

Presented by
Mark Myland
  • $1,575.00 excl.

Tue 28 May 2024 - Fri 31 May 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (4 days)

This course is designed for those personnel who are responsible for approving all aspects of the Certified Fiber Optic Installation. This is a 32-hour, 4-day course that includes the Core module.

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June 2024

Monday, 3 June 2024 - Friday, 14 June 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (2 weeks)

Presented by
Brice Wilson
  • $4,900.00 excl.

Mon 3 Jun 2024 - Fri 14 Jun 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (2 weeks)

Includes all modules outlined for the Fiber Optic Technician. This course is 80-hours or 10 days, 8-hour days of training. Course includes Core, Cable Handling, Forming, Blown Optical Fiber, Single Ferrule (SF), Multi Terminus (MT), Fusion Splicing, Optical Testing, and Quality Assurance (QA).

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Monday, 3 June 2024 - Friday, 14 June 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (2 weeks)

Presented by
Mark Myland
  • $4,900.00 excl.

Mon 3 Jun 2024 - Fri 14 Jun 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (2 weeks)

Includes all modules outlined for the Fiber Optic Technician. This course is 80-hours or 10 days, 8-hour days of training. Course includes Core, Cable Handling, Forming, Blown Optical Fiber, Single Ferrule (SF), Multi Terminus (MT), Fusion Splicing, Optical Testing, and Quality Assurance (QA).

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Monday, 10 June 2024 - Friday, 14 June 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (5 days)

Presented by
Bill Ralston
  • $2,100.00 excl.

Mon 10 Jun 2024 - Fri 14 Jun 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (5 days)

KITCO™ Has partnered with Corning to enhance our Commercial Technician Fiber Optic Training Course focusing on Inside Plant (ISP) Installations.

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Monday, 24 June 2024 - Friday, 28 June 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (5 days)

  • $2,495.00 excl.

Mon 24 Jun 2024 - Fri 28 Jun 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (5 days)

Our Military Aviation Course is designed to meet the requirements of the SAE ARP5602 (Society of Automotive Engineers), NAVAIR NA-01-1A-505-4 (Military Aircraft Fiber Optic Cabling), USAF T.O.01-1A-14-4 and the USARMY TM 1-1500-323-24-4. After completing this training students are eligible to take the Aerospace Fiber Optic Installer exam (AFI108), the Aerospace Fiber Optics Technician exam (AFT107) or the Aerospace Fiber Optics Fabricator exam (SAEFAB).

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24 Jun - 28 Jun

Free

Monday, 24 June 2024 - Friday, 28 June 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (5 days)

  • Norfolk, VA
  • Free

Mon 24 Jun 2024 - Fri 28 Jun 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (5 days)

To recertify students who have an active NAVSEA Fiber Optic Certification Card or whose card hasn't lapsed more than 90 days.

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Monday, 24 June 2024 - Friday, 28 June 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (5 days)

Presented by
Mark Myland
  • $1,750.00 excl.

Mon 24 Jun 2024 - Fri 28 Jun 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (5 days)

This five (5) Day course meets the requirements of NAVSEA standard item 009-73 and MIL-STD-2003-5A. 009-73 paragraph 4.5.1 Connector fabricator qualification requirement is the successful completion of the formal training course (32 hours) plus successful completion of 40 hours of on-the-job training under the tutelage of a qualified connector fabricator or a qualified fabrication supervisor in the type of connector to be fabricated, either electrical or electronic.

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24 Jun - 28 Jun

Free

Monday, 24 June 2024 - Friday, 28 June 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (5 days)

  • National City, CA
Presented by
Joseph Rivadeneyra
  • Free

Mon 24 Jun 2024 - Fri 28 Jun 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (5 days)

To recertify students who have an active NAVSEA Fiber Optic Certification Card or whose card hasn't lapsed more than 90 days.

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July 2024

Monday, 8 July 2024 - Friday, 12 July 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (5 days)

Presented by
Bill Ralston
  • $2,095.00 excl.

Mon 8 Jul 2024 - Fri 12 Jul 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (5 days)

This course is designed to support the Fiber Optic Technician that is responsible for terminating and testing fiber optic cable assemblies onboard US Naval Ships. This 5-day, 40-hour course includes the Core, ST , MT and Optical Testing modules.

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Monday, 8 July 2024 - Wednesday, 17 July 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (2 weeks)

Presented by
Felipe Guadalupe
  • $2,550.00 excl.

Mon 8 Jul 2024 - Wed 17 Jul 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (2 weeks)

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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Monday, 8 July 2024 - Friday, 12 July 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (5 days)

Presented by
Joseph Rivadeneyra
  • $2,095.00 excl.

Mon 8 Jul 2024 - Fri 12 Jul 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (5 days)

This course is designed to support the Fiber Optic Technician that is responsible for terminating and testing fiber optic cable assemblies onboard US Naval Ships. This 5-day, 40-hour course includes the Core, ST , MT and Optical Testing modules.

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Monday, 8 July 2024 - Wednesday, 17 July 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (2 weeks)

Presented by
Mark Myland
  • $2,555.00 excl.

Mon 8 Jul 2024 - Wed 17 Jul 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (2 weeks)

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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Monday, 15 July 2024 - Friday, 26 July 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (2 weeks)

Presented by
Brice Wilson
  • $4,900.00 excl.

Mon 15 Jul 2024 - Fri 26 Jul 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (2 weeks)

Includes all modules outlined for the Fiber Optic Technician. This course is 80-hours or 10 days, 8-hour days of training. Course includes Core, Cable Handling, Forming, Blown Optical Fiber, Single Ferrule (SF), Multi Terminus (MT), Fusion Splicing, Optical Testing, and Quality Assurance (QA).

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Monday, 15 July 2024 - Friday, 26 July 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (2 weeks)

Presented by
Joseph Rivadeneyra
  • $4,900.00 excl.

Mon 15 Jul 2024 - Fri 26 Jul 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (2 weeks)

Includes all modules outlined for the Fiber Optic Technician. This course is 80-hours or 10 days, 8-hour days of training. Course includes Core, Cable Handling, Forming, Blown Optical Fiber, Single Ferrule (SF), Multi Terminus (MT), Fusion Splicing, Optical Testing, and Quality Assurance (QA).

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22 Jul - 26 Jul

Free

Monday, 22 July 2024 - Friday, 26 July 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (5 days)

  • Norfolk, VA
Presented by
Bill Ralston
  • Free

Mon 22 Jul 2024 - Fri 26 Jul 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (5 days)

To recertify students who have an active NAVSEA Fiber Optic Certification Card or whose card hasn't lapsed more than 90 days.

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22 Jul - 26 Jul

Free

Monday, 22 July 2024 - Friday, 26 July 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (5 days)

  • National City, CA
Presented by
Joseph Rivadeneyra
  • Free

Mon 22 Jul 2024 - Fri 26 Jul 2024

07:30 AM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT (5 days)

To recertify students who have an active NAVSEA Fiber Optic Certification Card or whose card hasn't lapsed more than 90 days.

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Monday, 29 July 2024 - Friday, 2 August 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (5 days)

Presented by
Felipe Guadalupe
  • $2,100.00 excl.

Mon 29 Jul 2024 - Fri 2 Aug 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (5 days)

KITCO™ Has partnered with Corning to enhance our Commercial Technician Fiber Optic Training Course focusing on Inside Plant (ISP) Installations.

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Monday, 29 July 2024 - Thursday, 1 August 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (4 days)

Presented by
Bill Ralston
  • $1,575.00 excl.

Mon 29 Jul 2024 - Thu 1 Aug 2024

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM (4 days)

This course is designed for those personnel who are responsible for approving all aspects of the Certified Fiber Optic Installation. This is a 32-hour, 4-day course that includes the Core module.

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Designed to support personnel that are responsible for installing Fiber Optic systems aboard US Naval Ships. Also for those personnel who are providing oversight for installations on US Naval Ships. Satisfies the training requirement mandated by MIL-STD 2042C and MIL-STD 1678 requirement 1306. 

This is a 10-day course with seating available for 12 students per classroom. Course is normally offered Monday through Friday for each day of the 2-weeks scheduled from 7:30am to 4:30pm. Please see scheduled dates listed below. This course certifies the technician in the Core, Cable Handling, Forming and Shaping, BOF, Single Ferrule (SF), Multi-Terminus (MT), Fusion Splicing, Testing and Quality Assurance (QA) modules.

Select the desired training date and complete the form below. A representative from our training department will contact you with cost and payment options to reserve your seat(s).

Available Dates 2022

East Coast Schedule

6000-2150 - Fiber Optic Installer - Norfolk, VA

Dec 15-16

West Coast Schedule

6000-2150 - Fiber Optic Installer - National City, CA

Dec 5-16

Available Dates 2023

East Coast Schedule

6000-2150 - Fiber Optic Installer - Norfolk, VA

Jan 23-Feb 3 Mar 6-17 Apr 17-28 Jun 5-16
July 17-28 Sep 11-22 Oct 23-Nov 3 Dec 4-15

West Coast Schedule

6000-2150 - Fiber Optic Installer - National City, CA

Jan 23-Feb 3 Mar 6-17 Apr 17-28 Jun 5-16
Jul 17-28 Sep 11-22 Oct 23-Nov 3 Dec 4-15

Designed to support personnel that are responsible for terminating and testing fiber optic cable assemblies aboard US Naval Ships. Satisfies the training requirement mandated by MIL-STD 2042C and MIL-STD 1678 requirement 1306. 

This is a 5-day course with seating available for 12 students per classroom. Course is normally offered Monday through Friday for the scheduled week from 7:30am to 4:30pm. Please see scheduled dates listed below. This course certifies the technician in the Core, Single Ferrule (SF), Multi-Terminus (MT), and Testing  modules.

Select the desired training date and complete the form below. A representative from our training department will contact you with cost and payment options to reserve your seat(s).

Remaining Dates 2022

East Coast Schedule – Nov 14-18 | Dec 12-16
West Coast Schedule – Nov 14-18 | Dec 12-16

Available Dates 2023

East Coast Schedule

6000-2250 - Terminate & Test - Norfolk, VA

Jan 9-13 Feb 13-17 Mar 20-24 Apr 17-21 May 15-19
Jul 10-14 Aug 14-18 Sep 18-22 Oct 16-20 Nov 27-Dec 1

West Coast Schedule

6000-2250 - Terminate & Test - National City, CA

Jan 9-13 Feb 13-17 Mar 20-24 Apr 17-21 May 15-19
Jul 10-14 Aug 14-18 Sep 18-22 Oct 16-20 Nov 27-Dec 1

The FOTR Fiber Optic Technician course is designed to emulate the curriculum being taught at the navy schoolhouses. Our 6000-2265 FOTR course curriculum has been approved by NSWC-DD and the Combat Systems Learning Center as a commercial equivalent to the CIN: A-670-0063 Fiber Optic Maintenance and Repair course. The 6000-2265 course is also listed in the Navy Fiber Optic Training Plan as well as the NAVSEA TE000-AA-MAN-010/2M Certification Manual for 2M and Fiber Optic Test and Repair (2M/MTR/FOTR) Programs. The FOTR program is an 18-month certification. A sailor has to be certified under this program to perform organizational (O-Level) work on fiber optic systems onboard ships and submarines. Once certified, the FOTR Certification Agent or 2M/MTR/FOTR Fleet Coordinator will enter the technician’s certification information into the 2M/MTR/FOTR database. This certification does not expire but FOTR technicians are not allowed to perform any fiber optic repairs while their certifications are out of date. An FOTR Inspector shall re-certify an FOTR Technician every 18 months. This may be extended to 24 months if the ship has been deployed. 

Unlike the course taught at the schoolhouses, KITCO’s 8-day FOTR Technician course also provides NAVSEA certifications. Once the course is completed the graduate will receive the following certifications: CORE, Single Ferrule (SF), Multi-Terminus (MT), Testing and Fusion Splicing. These certifications are good for three (3) years. To recertify in the NAVSEA certifications, the technician will have to contact KITCO to register. 

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. A sailor can 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 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.

 Course Modules

  • CORE  8 Hr. Module Includes: Theory Inspection, Cleaning and Safety 
  • Fiber Optic Termination – Single Terminus (Light Duty)  8 Hr. Module Includes: SF Connector Inspection and Cleaning, SF Connector Termination 
  • Fiber Optic Termination – Multi-Terminus (Heavy Duty) 12 Hr. Module Includes: MT Connector Inspection and Cleaning, MT Connector Termination 
  • Optical Testing 12 Hr. Module Includes: Inspection and Cleaning, Link Loss, Optical Return Loss, Continuity, MQJ Selection, and Attenuation Testing
  • Fusion Splicing 8 Hr. Module Includes: Cleaving, Splicer Maintenance and Operation,  Preparation of Splice Trays, Splicing Methods 
  • In addition to the NAVSEA Modules 16 Hr. 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 HH.408 Method P 

6000-2265 FOTR Fiber Optic Technician Course

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.  This 8-day / 64-hour course includes the Core, ST, MT, Fusion Splice and Optical Testing modules. Also included are MTR 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 Fiber Optic Technician training course provides a unique “hands-on” experience for the maintainer. All Tooling, Test Equipment and Material are IAW NAVSEA Recommended Lists per MIL-STD 2042C. This course is also available for “on-site” training. 

Remaining Dates 2022

East Coast Schedule – Nov 14-18
West Coast Schedule – Nov 14-18

Available Dates 2023

East Coast Schedule

6000-2265 - FO Technician Course - Norfolk, VA

Jan 17-26 Feb 21-Mar 2 Apr 3-12 May 23-Jun 1
Jul 5-14 Sep 25-Oct 4 Nov 13-22

West Coast Schedule

6000-2265 - FO Technician Course - National City, CA

Jan 17-26 Feb 21-Mar 2 Apr 3-12 May 23-Jun 1
Jul 5-14 Sep 25-Oct 4 Nov 13-22

Designed to support personnel that are responsible for installing conventional and BOF fiber optic cabling aboard US Naval Ships. Satisfies training requirement mandated by NAVSEA 2042-C and …. For all supervisors overseeing the completion of finer optics installation onboard ships.

This 4-day course with 12 seats available is offered Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 4:30pm on the dates listed below. This course certifies the technician in the Core, Cable Handling and Forming modules.

Select the desired training date and complete the form below. A representative from our training department will contact you with cost and payment options and reserve your seat(s).

Available Dates 2023

East Coast Schedule

6000-2350 - Cable Handling Course - Norfolk, VA

Jan 3-6 Feb 6-9 Apr 3-6 May 29-Jun 1 Jun 20-23
Aug 7-10 Oct 10-13 Dec 18-21

West Coast Schedule

6000-2350 - Cable Handling Course - National City, CA

Jan 3-6 Feb 6-9 Apr 3-6 May 29-Jun 1 Jun 20-23
Aug 7-10 Oct 10-13 Dec 18-21

Designed to support personnel that are responsible for installing conventional and BOF fiber optic cabling aboard US Naval Ships. Satisfies training requirement mandated by MIL-STD 2042C and MIL-STD 1678 requirement 1306. 

This is a 5-day course with seating available for 12 students per classroom. Course is normally offered Monday through Friday for the scheduled week from 7:30am to 4:30pm. Please see scheduled dates listed below. This course certifies the technician in the Core, Cable Handling, Forming and BOF modules.

Select the desired training date and complete the form below. A representative from our training department will contact you with cost and payment options to reserve your seat(s).

Available Dates 2023

East Coast Schedule

6000-2450 - Cable Handling w/BOF Course - Norfolk, VA

Feb 6-10 Apr 3-7 May 29-Jun 2
Aug 7-11

West Coast Schedule

6000-2450 - Cable Handling w/BOF Course - National City, CA

Feb 6-10 Apr 3-7 May 29-Jun 2
Aug 7-11

Designed to support personnel that are responsible for providing oversight for installations on US Naval Ships. Satisfies the training requirement mandated by MIL-STD 2042C and MIL-STD 1678 requirement 1306. 

This is a 4-day course with seating available for 12 students per classroom. Course is normally offered Monday through Thursday for each day the course is scheduled from 7:30am to 4:30pm. Please see scheduled dates listed below. This course certifies the technician in the Core and Quality Assurance (QA) modules.

Select the desired training date and complete the form below. A representative from our training department will contact you with cost and payment options to reserve your seat(s).

Remaining Dates 2022

East Coast Schedule – Nov 7-10 | Dec 27-30
West Coast Schedule – Nov 7-10

Available Dates 2023

East Coast Schedule

6000-2900 - Supervisor & QA Course - Norfolk, VA

Feb 21-24 May 23-26
Jul 17-20 Sep 5-8 Nov 6-9 Dec 18-21

West Coast Schedule

6000-2900 - Supervisor & QA Course - National City, CA

Feb 21-24 May 23-26
Jul 17-20 Sep 5-8 Nov 6-9 Dec 18-21

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