Fiber Optic

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Fiber Optic

Local 230
Fri Oct 14, 2022 to Sun Oct 16, 2022
9:00 AM
Signup Deadline: Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:00 am
Class Size – Min: , Max: 10
IBEW Training Center

859 Viewfield Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 4V1


Certified Fiber Optic Technician – is the FOA certification for general fiber optics applications. CFOTs have appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities in fiber optics that can be applied to almost any job – design, installation, operation – for almost any application – outside plant, premises, manufacturing, etc.

Course Objectives
To explain and/or demonstrate the following:

  • Types of Fiber and Cables
  • Fiber and Cable construction best practices
  • Information Transmission
  • Light Propagation through Fiber
  • Singlemode and multimode applications
  • Types of patch cords and connectors
  • Numerical Aperture
  • Attenuation
  • Bandwidth
  • Joining Fibers with Connectors & Splices
  • Cleaving and proper fiber handling and preparation
  • Fiber Microscopic Inspection
  • Types of Connectors and Splices
  • Fiber Optic Test Equipment
  • Types of applications for fiber optics

NOTE: This is a BLENDED course with both online and face-to-face course work. There is approximately 20h of online pre-work/reading required to attend this three (3) day course with the final day being the exam.

Instructor Tips:

  1. GO TO EACH Lesson link below, read the FOA online reference, and take the online quiz and watch the FOA videos, including optional videos.
  2. Print-out your quizzes as this will be a great review for you for the certification test.
  3. The fellow who narrates the videos talks really slow, so playing it at 125% or 150% speed might be something you will want to consider.
  4. Please expect to spend at least 20 hours on these lessons.

The following lessons must be completed prior to the course dates.

Online lessons: Read and watch the materials linked on each lesson plan and take the quiz.

  • Lesson 1: Introduction, Overview, Standards, Safety
  • Lesson 2: Fiber Optic Jargon – The Language of Fiber Optics
  • Lesson 3: Fiber Optic Communications
  • Lesson 4: Fiber Optic Transmission Systems and Components
  • Lesson 5: Optical Fiber
  • Lesson 6: Fiber Optic Cables
  • Lesson 7: Termination and Splicing
  • Lesson 8: Fiber Optic Testing
  • Lesson 9: Fiber Optic Network Design
  • Lesson 10: Fiber Optic Network Installation

    At the end of lesson 10 the option is given to for a certificate of completion for $20. DON’T do it. This is the CFOT course, at the end everyone will write the CFOT exam which is part of this course.

    As this course is a blended format, a vast majority of the concepts are expected to be completed online prior to your arrival. Please make sure you have written and passed all the quizzes.