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Fiber Optic Courses
Summer & Fall 2013

CFOT-Certified Fiber Otic Technician: This introductory 3-day 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), 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. Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician should attend this class.

Class dates: July 15-17  and December 9-11, 2013 Tuition: $700.00


CFOST/T-Certified Fiber Optics Specialist/Test Maintenance Course: This course is designed to offer specialist fiber optics training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. This advanced fiber optics training is strictly a practical course, but includes more background information than is typical in basic courses to allow the student to understand what they are testing and how to troubleshoot problems in long-haul and short-haul fiber optics network.

Prerequisites: FOA Basic CFOT Course, CFOT/OSP (Outside Plant) Course, or any other Formal Fiber Optics Training Course within previous 6 months, or 1 year Fiber Optics Related Experience. If the student is not a CFOT or CFOT/OSP registered with the FOA, he/she must pass one of these exams prior to attending the CFOS/T course. This exam MUST be taken and passed prior to registering for the BDI DataLynk CFOS/T Course.

Class dates: July 18 & 19 and December 12 & 13, 2013  Tuition: $675.00


CFOS/S-Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist Certification: This training includes a complete presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation provides background information about splicing that is very important to the student. An overview of OTDR functions & trace understanding is also provided during this presentation. 85% hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of both single and multi-mode fiber optic cables. Both inside and outside plant fiber cable types will be utilized during these hands-on sessions along with inside and outside plant enclosures and splice trays.

Prerequisites: CFOT course or any other Formal Fiber Optics Training Course within previous 6 months, or 1 year Fiber Optics related experience. If the student is not a CFOT registered with the FOA, he /she must pass the Basic CFOT exam taken prior to registering for this Splicing Specialist certification with FOA.

Class dates: July 20-22 and December 14-16, 2013  Tuition: $775.00


Lamar State College-Orange
Continuing and Workforce Education
(409) 882-3321 or email joanie.tandberg@lsco.edu