determines the formal courses it will offer and the number of students it will train in each
course. It then sets standards for course and curriculum development and prescribes the training
path(s) appropriate for instructors, curriculum developers, and training managers.
Determining Training Requirements
The Navy determines training requirements from the fleets need for people with particular
job skills. Before providing for formal courses, it checks to see if the trained personnel
inventory has enough people with those particular skills. If the inventory lacks trained
personnel, the Navy then provides formal courses in each skill area unless on-the-job training
(OJT) is more cost effective.
The Navy provides most initial skill training and almost all training that awards a Navy
Enlisted Classification (NEC) through formal, resident courses. It provides non-NEC skill
training courses in both formal and informal settings.
Identification of training requirements is an ongoing process. As skill requirements become
obsolete, the Navy changes, revises, or deletes courses; as new skill requirements are identified,
it introduces new courses.
Once a training requirement is validated, program managers must determine if the required
training is already available. If not available, they must determine if a change or revision to
existing training can meet the training requirement or if new curriculum development is required.
For new course development, the program manager must decide the type of training needed and
direct the development of course materials.
The program manager then must ensure that
designated personnel receive the required training to develop, conduct, or manage the course.
During the development of training, the designated functional commander and training
activity work together to establish the course of instruction and develop the course materials.
To establish a course, the functional commander and the training activity must take the
Identify the manpower, support, and equipment needed to support the training
Submit a course description via the functional commander for insertion into the Catalog
of Navy Training Courses (CANTRAC)
Assign a course identification number (CIN)
The CIN will be included in the Navy Integrated Training Resources and Administrative
System (NITRAS). NITRAS is a Navywide automated information system designed to manage
and support the Navy training effort.
Managers will be able to track students and training
information related to a specific course because of the course unique CIN.