Course Description: This introductory 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 Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) test, sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association (FOA). This test will be given and graded the final class day. The course introduces the student to industry standards governing Fiber To The Desk (FTTD), Fiber To The Home (FTTH), 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. Course fee includes study materials, exam fees, textbook and a one year membership to the FOA.
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 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. Students will demonstrate the ability to build and test and troubleshoot a fiber optic LAN network.
Class requirements; Able to see and identify small items.