Course Description: This introductory 3-day (appx.)* fiber optic tech course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optic Technician. This Fiber Optic Training combines theory and 85% hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optic 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), and Distribution Cabling. Students will learn how to identify fiber types, recognize various connectors used in fiber installation; and install, terminate, splice, and properly test installed fiber cable to existing standards. This program explores the history and future of fiber optics and fiber optics capabilities, and basic testing and troubleshooting. Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician should attend this class. Course fee includes study materials, exam fees, Text Book, and CD. Note: The student must pass both the written and hands on exams to successfully pass this course.
This course is recognized by The US Department of Labor and is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA).
Course fee includes all books study materials, exams and 1-year membership to the FOA.
*Note: Actual number of hours may vary depending on number of students.
Course Objective: This program prepares the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optics Technician) exam given and graded at the end of class. The student will be able to effectively and efficiently install, terminate, and test multimode or singlemode fiber optic networks to existing standards.
Suggested Prerequisite: Able to see and identify small items and be able to read and speak the English language.
METHOD OF ASSESSING WHETHER COURSE OBJECTIVE WAS MET:
Along with chapter tests, class discussions, and substantial hands-on activities, the CFOT exam is given and graded at the end of the class. Students will demonstrate the ability to build and test and troubleshoot a fiber optic LAN network.