class of school has a particular purpose. They usually
train you in a specific skill or for a particular job. The
classes and their purposes are given in the following
Class R Schools
Class R schools provide general indoctrination
and teach skills and knowledge in basic military
subjects. You have already attended a class R
schoolrecruit training. Recruit training is considered
GMT as well as a class R school.
Class A Schools
Class A schools provide basic technical
knowledge and skills required to prepare you for a Navy
rating and further specialized training. An example of a
class A school is Electricians Mate A school.
Class C Schools
Class C schools provide you with the advanced
knowledge, skills, and techniques to perform a
particular job in a billet. A Navy enlisted classification
(NEC) code may be awarded to identify the skill
achieved. An example of a class C school would be a
school on a particular type of radar system.
Class F Schools
Class F schools provide team training to officer
and enlisted fleet personnel who normally are members
of ships companies. They also provide refresher
training, including operator and technical courses of
short duration to meet the needs of a fleet or type
Class P Schools
Class P schools provide undergraduate education
and indoctrination and basic training in fundamentals,
preliminaries, or principles to midshipmen officer
candidates and other newly commissioned officers
(except those schools acquired through class V
programs). The Naval Academy, Naval Reserve Officer
Training Corps (NROTC), and Officer Candidate
School (OCS) are all class P schools.
Class V Schools
Class V schools provide training in the skills that
lead to the designation of naval aviator or naval flight
Obligated Service Requirements for Schools
Normally, you must have a certain amount of
obligated service to be eligible to attend a Navy school.
The amount of obligated service required depends on
the length of the school. Obligated service is counted
from the time you start the school until the end of your
active obligated service (EAOS) date. You may increase
your obligated service to qualify for a school by
agreeing to extend your enlistment or reenlist. Your
personnel office can give you the obligated service
requirement for any particular school.
TRAINING MANUALS AND
NONRESIDENT TRAINING COURSES
A training manual (TRAMAN) provides you with
basic information about a particular rating. You may
also use it to study for advancement examinations. The
N ava l E d u c a t i o n a n d Tr a i n i n g P r o f e s s i o n a l
Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC)
publishes TRAMANs. Navy schools may use them as
texts or references. They may also be used as references
for questions in personnel qualification standards
(PQS), as texts for correspondence courses, or as
s e l f - s t u d y
m a n u a l s .
T R A M A N s
c o v e r
t h e
qualifications necessary for advancement by covering
the material directly or by directing you to some other
reference. TRAMANs include general TRAMANs,
such as this text and other military requirements texts,
and texts written for a specific rating, such as Equipment
Operator Basics. Other TRAMANs cover a wide range
of subjects, such as basic machines, fluid power,
blueprint reading and sketching, and leadership.
The nonresident training course (NRTC) is a
self-study, enlisted training course used with a
T R A M A N . G e n e r a l l y, t h e N RT C i s l o c a l l y
administered, which means your ESO scores it.
TRAMANs and NRTCs are usually printed in one book
and referred to as a TRAMAN/NRTC.
The Catalog of Nonresident Training Courses,
NAVEDTRA 12061, contains a current list of available