International Tactical Communications Course (ITCC) is a seven-week course of instruction designed to provide Foreign Security Force personnel with the knowledge and skills to perform as a radio communicator. Students will utilize the Man-Pack (MP) and Hand Held (HH) radio platforms to successfully conduct High Frequency (HF), Very High Frequency (VHF), and Ultra High-Frequency (UHF) communications in the field. Employment of portable field communication equipment includes single/multiple channel programing, Frequency Hopping, Automatic Link Establishment (ALE), Third Generation Link Establishment (3G), frequency prediction, antenna selection and construction, Citadel/AES encryption, Computer Programing Application (CPA), communications operations planning, operator level maintenance, and troubleshooting of the radio including ancillary equipment.
This course is designed for junior officers and enlisted personnel. Students must have normal manual dexterity and vision (correctable to 20/20) and have the ability to lift and carry 40 pounds (18.18 kilograms) of equipment. In addition, students must have basic computer skills, the ability to perform basic mathematical calculations and comprehend technical terms. NAVSCIATTS will issue all students the necessary safety and training equipment required for this course. Students are required to bring a set of boots and at least two sets of camouflaged utilities.