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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