Course Description

This 3-day fiber optics course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician. This program combines theory and 85% hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optics Technician) test that is sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association) and given and graded the final class day.

This course also introduces the student to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (Fiber To The Home), LAN/WAN fiber networks, and further introduces the student to basic fusion and mechanical splicing.

Hands-on session will include multimode ISP cable. Students will learn the basics on how to identify fiber types, recognize various connectors used in fiber installation; and install, terminate, splice, and properly test installed ISP fiber cable to existing standards. This program explores the history and future of fiber optics and fiber optics capabilities.

This course is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor is and sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association (FOA).

Is this course for me?

If you enjoy working with your hands, making decisions and solving problems, interacting with computers, thinking creatively, and/or working with machines and heavy equipment, then a career in Fiber Optics may be for you.

Fiber Optics Technicians are in demand; expected job growth for Fiber Optics Technicians in this region is nearly 8.5% - more than 4 times the national average. In 2013, the median income was $22.99/hour and hires have averaged 94 per month.

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Textbook Information
Course fee includes all materials as well the FOA Certification exam and a 1-year membership to the FOA.
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Suggested Course Prerequisite(s):
Basic working knowledge of computers. Ability to see and identify small items and be proficient in speaking and understanding the English language.

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