Use Catalog of Navy Training Courses (CANTRAC) to determine the scheduling and availability of these courses

NUCLEAR PROPULSION PLANT PLANNERS COURSE
 

The Nuclear Propulsion Plant Planners Course is a five-week course that teaches students the technical, radiological, safety and objective quality evidence requirements for planning and documenting repairs to Navy nuclear systems and components. Students are prospective Nuclear Planners, Nuclear Repair Officers, Reactor Technical Maintenance Assistants or Type Commander Staff Material Officers.  Students successfully completing the NPPPC will be recommended for NEC 3377.

COURSE ID NUMBER (CIN): S-661-1022

TRAINING SITES:

Official Name: Norfolk Naval Shipyard
City, State:
Portsmouth, Virginia
Student UIC:
45587

LENGTH IN 5-DAY WEEKS: 5 Weeks (25 working days)

PREREQUISITES:

  • Individual must have at least 12 months remaining in their planners tour after return to their command.
  • Individual must have a security clearance of Confidential or higher.
  • Individual must be PPWS or EWS qualified. 

QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICERS COURSE 

The Quality Assurance Officers Course (QAOC) teaches Quality Assurance Officers (QAO) and other students from Submarines, Nuclear Aircraft Carriers, and Shore Base Facilities those skills needed to ensure requirements for nuclear repairs are met. The course orients students in the responsibilities of nuclear planners and provides a common knowledge base for better interaction between the Nuclear Propulsion Plant Planner and the Quality Assurance Officer. Although this school does not eliminate the need for command qualification programs, it does improve initial performance and reduces time needed for initial qualification.

COURSE ID NUMBER (CIN): S-4H-0001

TRAINING SITES:

Official Name: Norfolk Naval Shipyard
City, State:
Portsmouth, Virginia
Student UIC:
45587

LENGTH IN 5-DAY WEEKS: 5 Weeks (24 working days)

PREREQUISITES:

  • Individual must have at least 12 months remaining in their enlistment.
  • Each individual must have a security clearance of Confidential or higher.

 

NUCLEAR TRADE SKILLS COURSE

The Nuclear Trade Skills Course (NTSC) was established to produce personnel who can safely and efficiently perform maintenance on reactor plant systems using the appropriate radiological work practices. We will accomplish this goal by exposing the students to many technical requirements for nuclear repair. In addition to technical requirements, we will also introduce the student to many trade skill techniques - actions which are not requirements, but are proven ways to accomplish a given task factoring in the combination of technical, cleanliness, and radiological requirements which may be unique to the nuclear environment.

This course will take the student through the individual basic skills of nuclear repair work such as quality control, cleanliness and precision measuring. These basic skills are then combined into two integrated tasks - a valve repair and a valve replacement. These tasks present techniques that are applicable to both the submarine and the surface fleet.

NTSC is conducted on an as request basis.  Customized versions of NTSC can be conducted on-site (i.e. the elimination of topics which support work not performed by a local command).  Contact FMSB for more information.

Students successfully completing the NTSC will be recommended for Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 9594.

COURSE ID NUMBER (CIN): S-661-1025

TRAINING SITES:

Official Name: Norfolk Naval Shipyard
City, State:
Portsmouth, Virginia
Student UIC:
45587

LENGTH IN 5-DAY WEEKS: 6 Weeks (29 working days)

PREREQUISITES:

  • Individual must have a security clearance of Confidential or higher.
  • Individual must be Article 107 (or equivalent) qualified

 

PRIMARY VALVE OPERATOR TRAIN-THE-TRAINER COURSE 

The Primary Valve Operator (PVO) Train-the-Trainer Course is an ten-day course which teaches prospective instructors/trainers the technical and radiological requirements and techniques for training Navy personnel on the correct manner in which to operate primary system valves, including position verification and tagouts.  This course also provides training in the execution and management of the PVO-Advanced Course and the PVO-Basic Course.  Certified PVO trainers will teach the aforementioned course to their ship's personnel as directed by their local command.  This course covers the skills and knowledge needed to train Navy personnel the requirements and techniques of the Standard Naval Nuclear Valve manual and Radiological Controls for Ships for primary valve operation.  

COURSE ID NUMBER (CIN): S-661-0017 

TRAINING SITES: Various 

Official Name: Norfolk Naval Shipyard
City, State: Portsmouth, Virginia
Student UIC: 45587 

LENGTH IN 5-DAY WEEKS: 2 Weeks (10 working days) 

PREREQUISITES:   

  • Individual must have a security clearance of Confidential or higher.
  • Individual must be Article 107 (or equivalent) qualified



PRIMARY VALVE OPERATOR-ADVANCED COURSE

The PVO-Advanced Course is a four-day course that teaches Navy Nuclear personnel the technical and radiological requirements and correct techniques for operating primary system valves within the reactor compartment, those primary valves outside the reactor compartment whose caps are torqued, and all primary vent and drain valves.  This training includes proper position verification, system line-ups and tagouts.  This course is specifically designed for personnel aboard ships that are scheduled for an imminent availability.    

FMSB is the Course Curriculum Model Manager (CCMM) for this course.  This course will be taught at various Navy training facilities and aboard CVNs by certified instructors.  FMSB will teach this course as requested by local Type Commanders. 

COURSE ID NUMBER (CIN): S-661-0018

 TRAINING SITES: Various 

Official Name: Norfolk Naval Shipyard
City, State: Portsmouth, Virginia
Student UIC: 45587 

LENGTH IN 5-DAY WEEKS: 1 Weeks (4 working days) 

PREREQUISITES:

  • Individual must have a security clearance of Confidential or higher.
  • Individual must be Article 107 qualified


PROPULSION PLANT TRADE SKILLS COURSE

The Propulsion Plant Trade Skills Course (PPTSC) was established to produce personnel who can safely and efficiently perform maintenance on secondary and steam plant systems using the appropriate work practices. We will accomplish this goal by exposing the students to many technical requirements for propulsion plant maintenance and repair. In addition to technical requirements, we will also introduce the student to many trade skill techniques - actions which are not requirements, but are proven ways to accomplish a given task factoring in the combination of technical, cleanliness, material, and objective quality requirements.

This course will take the student through the individual basic skills of system repair work such as quality control, cleanliness and precision measuring. These basic skills are then combined into integrated tasks in steam plant valve repair including packing replacement and mechanical joint disassembly/reassembly. These tasks present techniques applicable to both the submarine and the surface fleet. An additional week may be added to the course curricula, as requested by Type Commanders, to include pipe cutting, weld joint design, weld joint preparation and fit-up.

COURSE ID NUMBER (CIN): S-661-1026

TRAINING SITES:

Official Name: Norfolk Naval Shipyard
City, State:
Portsmouth, Virginia
Student UIC:
45587

LENGTH IN 5-DAY WEEKS: 2 Weeks (10 working days)

PREREQUISITES:

  • Individual must have a security clearance of Confidential or higher.