Curriculum

Fiber Optic Broadband
Cabling Technician (3 weeks / 105 hours)

Course Objective: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will demonstrate in his/her knowledge and practical demonstrations a working knowledge of both fiber optics and copper cabling for both inside and outside applications. Course is available in both daytime (3 weeks) and evening (6 week) sessions..

Week 1 (35 hours)

Introduction to Fiber Optics, Connectors, Vocabulary, and basic hands-on workshops.
  • Fiber Optic Cabling – Part One
  • Introduction to Fiber Optics
  • Safety Requirements
  • Basic Components of Fiber Optic Systems
  • Fiber Optic Manufacturing processing
  • The physics of light in Fiber Optics
  • Single Mode and Multi-mode Fiber cable
  • Step Index Multi-mode
  • Graded Index Multi-mode
  • Optical Transmitters and Receivers
  • Active and Passive components
  • Attenuation and Return losses
  • Types of Fiber Optic cables
  • Connectors and Splices
  • Termination and Mounting hardware
  • Mechanical Requirements
  • Fiber Optic Electronic systems
  • Couplers and Switches
  • Fiber Optic Standards 568A
  • 20 Hours of Lab.

Week 2 (35 hours)

Fiber Optics more in-depth, focusing on FTTP splicing, using all major enclosures and tools.
  • Fiber Optic Cabling Part Two
  • Budget Loss Analysis
  • Fiber Installation Requirements
  • Tools and Test Equipment
  • Power Meters and Test sets
  • OTDR’s
  • Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Mechanical Splicing
  • Fusion Splicing
  • Module Exam

Week 3 (35 hours)

Copper cabling, twisted pair, overview, color codes, testing continuity, and training completion.
  • Category 5, 5e, 6 Copper Cabling
  • Introduction to Cabling Systems
  • Safety Requirements
  • Cabling Color Code
  • Types of Copper Cable
  • Communication Jacks
  • Physical Properties of Copper Cable
  • ANSI/EIA/TIA 568A Standards
  • 66 and 1 1 0 Punch Downs
  • Patch Panels
  • Components of Cabling Systems
  • Cable Termination
  • Data and Telephone Cabling
  • Building Components
  • How to Read Blueprints
  • Construction Codes
  • Firewalls
  • Cable Installation Techniques
  • Testing and Certification
  • Troubleshooting Copper Circuits
  • Cable Plant Documentation
  • Structured Cabling Systems
  • 20 Hours of Lab.
  • Module Exam