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

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

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

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).

Available Dates 2022

East Coast Schedule

West Coast Schedule

Jan 10-14Feb 28-Mar 4Apr 11-15May 16-20Jun 20-24Jul 25-29
Aug 15-19Sep 19-30Oct 17-21Nov 14-18Dec 19-23

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. 

Available Dates 2022

East Coast Schedule

West Coast Schedule

Jan 10-20Feb 22-Mar 3Apr 4-13May 23-Jun 2Aug 22-31Oct 3-13Nov 14-23

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 2022

East Coast Schedule

Jan 23-Feb 3

West Coast Schedule

Jan 24-27Mar 21-24May 16-19Jul 11-14Sep 12-15Oct 31-Nov 3

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 2022

East Coast Schedule

Jan 23-Feb 3

West Coast Schedule

Jan 24-28Mar 21-25May 16-20Jul 11-15Sep 12-16Oct 31 Nov 4

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).

Available Dates 2022

East Coast Schedule

Jan 23-Feb 3

West Coast Schedule

Apr 4-7May 31-Jun 3Jul 5-8Sep 6-9Nov 7-10

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