Basic Certified Fiber Optics Technician & Specialist in Testing, Maintenance and Splicing

The Center for Corporate and Professional Education at Cape Cod Community College in partnership with BDI DataLynk is offering Fiber Optics Network Certification courses. These courses prepare the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optics Technician) exam, the CFOS/T (Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance) exam, and the CFOS/S (Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist) exam which are given and graded at the end of the classes.

This program is divided into individual courses, each comprised of all topics needed to prepare for the Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT) and the Advanced Fiber Optics Certification Exams that are given and graded the final day of class. The format of the courses involves:

  • Chapter tests
  • Class discussions
  • Hands-on activities and exercises

Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course (CFOT)
WPG041-65 Monday - Wednesday, January 8 - 10, 2018, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA. Click here to view our Campus Map. 

Tuition:
$700 per course

This introductory 3-day, 24-hour (*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).

*Actual hours may vary depending on number of students.

Course fee includes all books study materials, exams and 1-year membership to the FOA.

Prerequisite: Able to see and identify small items and be able to read and speak the English language.

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T)
WPG042-65 Thursday - Friday, January 11-12, 2018, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA. Click here to view our Campus Map.

Tuition: $675 per course

This 2-day, 16-hour (*Appx.) program is designed to offer advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. A focal point in the program is to offer a general, easy to understand, approach to fiber optics testing standards with little theory and considerable hands on activities. This comprehensive program explains the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and splicing and how to choose among them. This 85% hands on course explores the overall spectrum of testing and maintenance of singlemode fiber optics networks and provides a detailed overview and demonstration of various pieces of equipment used in testing and maintenance. Subject matter includes a detailed study of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-(7)A, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Attenuation testing using the Power Source and Light Meter.

This course is recognized by The US Department of Labor and is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA).

*Actual hours may vary depending on number of students.

Prerequisite: FOA CFOT Course. As of January 1, 2015, the student MUST have successfully passed the basic CFOT course within the preceding 12 months or have renewed their FOA membership within that time frame prior to attending the CFOS/T, CFOS/S, and/or the CFOS/O FOA Specialist courses offered by BDI Datalynk. There are no exceptions. Students are encouraged to register for all courses being offered at the individual locations with the understanding that the CFOT is the prerequisite for all other courses and it must be successfully completed first prior to attending any of the other specialist courses.

Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist Course (CFOS/S)
WPG043-65 Saturday–Sunday, January 13 - 14, 2018, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA. Click here to view our Campus Map.

Tuition: $675 per course

This 2-day, 16-hour (*Appx.) Splicing Specialist Training includes a complete PowerPoint presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation is much greater than most textbooks and provides background information about splicing that is very important to the student. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is also provided during this presentation. 85% hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of either single or multimode fiber optic cables. Inside or outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized at instructor's discretion during these hands-on sessions along with fiber optics enclosures and splice trays. The student will be responsible for successfully making and testing both mechanical and fusion splices. In addition to the basic splicing activities outlined above, the student will further be required to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays and enclosures. The student will further be required to achieve a splice loss of less than 0.15 dB for all splices and demonstrate proficiency in interpretation of splice loss using OTDR splice traces.

This course is recognized by The US Department of Labor and is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA).

*Note: Actual number of hours may vary depending on number of students.
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Prerequisite: FOA CFOT Course. As of January 1, 2015, the student MUST have successfully passed the basic CFOT course within the preceding 12 months or have renewed their FOA membership within that time frame prior to attending the CFOS/T, CFOS/S, and/or the CFOS/O FOA Specialist courses offered by BDI Datalynk. There are no exceptions. Students are encouraged to register for all courses being offered at the individual locations with the understanding that the CFOT is the prerequisite for all other courses and it must be successfully completed first prior to attending any of the other specialist courses.

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