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Certified Fiber Optics Technician   

Course Description: This introductory 3-day fiber optics course is designed for anyone interested in learning basic fiber optic networking. This program combines theory and 75% 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. 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 cost of installation.

Standards covered: NECA/FOA-301-2004, EIA/TIA 568-B.3, ANSI/TIA/EIA 607-A, and NEC Article 770-50, Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician should attend this class. 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.

Course Objective: Program prepares the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optics Technician) exam given and graded at the end of class. Student will be able to effectively and efficiently install, terminate, and test multimode/singlemode fiber optic networks.

Suggested Prerequisite: Basic working knowledge of computers. Able to see and identify small items and able to speak and understand 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 a fiber optic LAN network. Particular Physical Demand(s) on student: Student should be physically able to see, identify, install, and test fiber optics connectors safely and efficiently. Students must be able to read and speak English. Textbook: Fiber Optics Technician’s Manual 3rd Edition by Jim Hayes, Supplementary Study Materials includes Workbook, CD, and Student Lab Manual. Course fee includes all study materials and consumables.

  • Certified Fiber Optics Technician - In-Person
  • Fee: $950.00
    Dates: 9/16/2024 - 9/18/2024
    Times: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
    Days: M Tu W  Sessions: 
    Location:  300 Building
    Room: 102 Classroom  
    Seats Available: 24
    Item Number: F24CFOT-
    CEU: 0
    Contact Hours: 20
    Instructor: BDI Instructor

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