A series of courses in fiber optics offered in June by Workforce Solutions at Northeast State gives an overview of this exciting technical career specialty.
Certified Fiber Optics Technician is a three-day introductory course designed to teach basic fiber optic networking. The course uses theory and hands-on activities to prepare the participant to take the Certified Fiber Optic Technician test. The test is sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association (FOA) and given and graded the final class day.
Registrants should have a working knowledge of computers and ability to see and identify small items. The course is scheduled for June 23-25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Course fee is $700 and includes all books and study materials. Registration deadline is June 16.
Certified Specialist/Testing and Maintenance offers advanced training of testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. The two-day course emphasizes a clear approach to fiber optics testing standards with considerable hands-on activities. Suggested prerequisites include a CFOT course or another formal fiber optics training course within the preceding six months, or one year fiber optics-related experience. The course is scheduled June 26-27, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Course fee is $675 and includes all books and study materials. Registration deadline is June 19.
Certified Fiber Optics Technician Outside is a two-day course focusing on learning how to properly install, test, and troubleshoot Outside Plant Fiber Optics Cable. Students will learn how to identify OSP fiber cabling types, recognize various outside plant closures used in OSP fiber installation, install, prepare, terminate, splice, and properly test and troubleshoot installed OSP fiber cable to existing standards. The appropriate mid-span access procedures will also be demonstrated during class.
Prerequisites include a CFOT course or another formal fiber optics training course within the preceding six months, or one year of fiber-optics-related experience. Participants must have taken and passed the basic CFOT exam prior to taking Outside Plant Specialist Certification with the FOA.
The course will be held June 28-29, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Course fee is $775 and includes all books and study materials. Registration deadline is June 20.
All courses are being taught the College’s main campus at Blountville, 2425 Highway 75, adjacent to Tri-Cities Regional Airport. For information or to register, contact 423.354.5520 or e-mail dlharrison@NortheastState.edu.