Fiber Optic Training Course Curriculum

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

Course Objective: Upon successful completion of our fiber optic training 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. Our Fiber Optic Training 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