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Fiber Optics

  • Southeast Community College Continuing Education division offers three classes designed to enhance your skills in Fiber Optics. These classes include theory and hands-on training provided by instructors that have years of experience working with private and Government industry and educational training. Our subject matter experts can help you and your team work through real life problems using state-of-the-art training equipment. This equipment will provide the adult learner and seasoned technicians the opportunity to explore, research, identify, and solve exercises developed to increase their knowledge and real world examples.

    Upon successful completion of each class, students receive a certificate from the Fiber Optic Association (FOA) and a certificate through Southeast Community College Continuing Education that is recognized by BISCS for CEU’s to BICSI members.

    Certified Fiber Optic Technicians (CFOT), Certified Fiber Optics Specialist/Splicing (CFOS/S) and Certified Fiber Optic Specialists/ Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T) are highly sought after credentials by companies engaged in this industry.

    Our schedule of classes afford adult learners the opportunity to take one or all three of our Fiber Optic classes.

    Signup today! for the Fiber Optic classes that will help to further your knowledge and career goals in these important areas of work.

    Our rotating list of Fiber Optics classes include…

  • Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge

    This introductory three-day fiber optic tech course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optic Technician. This fiber optic training combines theory and 50 percent hands-on activities to prepare participants to take the CFOT® test sanctioned by The Fiber Optic Association, Inc., and given and graded the final class day. This course also introduces the industry standards governing Fiber To The Desk, Fiber To The Home, K-12 (schools), and explains Zone vs. 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 the cost of installation. Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optic Technician should attend this class. Tuition includes all books and study materials which will be distributed in class. BICSI recognizes this course for continuing education credits. SCC staff tuition waiver does not apply.Gap Tuition Assistance available to those who qualify. For financial assistance options, visit the Continuing Education Financial Assistance page.

    Prerequisites: CFOT® Course or any other formal fiber optics training course within previous six months, or one-year fiber optics-related experience and passed the Basic CFOT® Exam.

    This two-day program explains the importance of high-performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding also is provided. Classroom activities will provide seventy-five percent hands-on training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of both single and multi-mode fiber optic cables. Both inside and outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized during these hands-on sessions, along with inside and outside plant enclosures and splice trays. The technician will make and test both single- and multi-mode mechanical and fusion splices. In addition, they will be required to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays and trays in enclosures, including both rack and wall-mounted splice enclosures, as well as outside plant enclosures. The course standards are a splice loss of less than 0.15 dB for all splices and demonstrated proficiency in interpretation of splice loss using OTDR splice traces. Tuition includes all books and study materials which will be distributed in class. BICSI recognizes this course for continuing education credits. SCC staff tuition waiver does not apply.Gap Tuition Assistance available to those who qualify. For financial assistance options, visit the Continuing Education Financial Assistance page.

    Prerequisites: CFOT® Course or any other formal fiber optics training course within previous six months, or one-year fiber optics-related experience and passed the Basic CFOT® Exam.

    This two-day program is designed to offer specialized fiber optics training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. It includes background information to allow the technician to understand what he/she is testing and how to troubleshoot problems in long-haul and short-haul fiber optics networks. This course will teach differences between applications (telco/CATV/ LAN, etc.) so the student can intelligently work in today’s fiber optics environment; explain the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches and how to choose among them; explore the overall spectrum of testing and maintenance; and provide a better comfort level with regard to testing and maintenance of both single-mode and multi-mode networks. Includes detailed study of ANSI/TIA/EIA-562-14A, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. insertion loss testing, return loss testing and proper maintenance of high-performance fiber networks. The CFOS/T exam is given the final day of class. Tuition includes all books and study materials which will be distributed in class. BICSI recognizes this course for continuing education credits. SCC staff tuition waiver does not apply.Gap Tuition Assistance available to those who qualify. For financial assistance options, visit the Continuing Education Financial Assistance page.