Fiber Optics for Professionals
The objective of the Fiber Optics for Professionals (FFP) program is to prepare students to be competent in Fiber Optic technology disciplines through classroom training and practical hands-on application. The student will learn cable, panel, and closure preparation, fusion splicing, optical loss, reflection testing, and Optical time-domain reflectometer (ODTR) operations. This will develop a practical understanding of the knowledge and skill requirements needed to design, install, test, and maintain a Fiber to the Home/Premises/Curb (FTTx) network. The student will learn about specific technologies and recommendations specified by ITU-T G.983 Passive Optical Network (PON) standards from topology to active and passive components.
Successful completion of this course will lead to credit towards our Information Systems and Communications Technology AAT Degree program.
While not a requirement for program completion, successful students will be eligible for certifications as a Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT), Fiber Optics Technician in Splicing (CFOT/S), Fiber Optics Technician in Testing (CFOT/T), and/or as a Certified Fiber Optic Technician for Fiber to the Home/Premises/Curb (CFOT/H, FTTx) through the Fiber Optics Association (FOA).
The Basic Fiber Optics Installation Technology course is an introduction to fiber optics. It is designed to provide students with knowledge of the fundamentals of lightwave technology, basic optical theory, optical fiber technology, components & connectors, the splicing process, fiber optics applications, optical signals, system performance measurements and proper fiber optic lab safety.
The Basic Premise Cabling Installation Technology course is an introduction indoor cabling that includes ethernet, fiber optics and wireless (WiFi). It is designed to provide students with knowledge of the fundamentals of network and cable installation of wires to punch down blocks, jacks, plugs, connectors, and wireless access points to TIA/EIA 568 standards. It also provides knowledge of lightwave technology, basic optical theory, optical fiber technology, components & connectors, the splicing process, fiber optics applications, optical signals, system performance measurements and proper lab safety.
Students in this course will learn why FTTx is being implemented today, including technical, marketing and financial justifications; the types of FTTx architectures being used, advantages and disadvantages of each and types of components required; Technical details of specialized FTTx components like splitters and wavelength-division multiplexers and requirements for cables, connectors, splices and hardware; the design and installation requirements particular to FTTx; and the specialized safety requirements of FTTx. Hands-on labs examine testing and troubleshooting FTTx links.
The Advanced Fiber Optics Module builds on concepts and theories learned in Basic Fiber Optics. It is designed to give students a closer look at cable splicing techniques like mechanical splicing, single fiber fusion splicing, multi-fiber ribbon splicing as well as intensive hands-on learning with industry standard equipment. Also, students will learn to identify various splicing applications, various splice enclosures, splicing errors and acceptable splices.
The Advanced Fiber Optics Module builds on concepts and theories learned in Basic Fiber Optics. It is designed to give students a closer look at cable types and splicing as well as intensive hands-on learning with industry standard equipment. Also, students will be introduced to function and use of an optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) as used for fiber optics testing
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Cost of the Program
Graduation Rate (For 2016).
100% On-Time Graduation Rate
Placement Rate (As reported to the Council on Occupational Education in the 2016 Annual Report)
Advanced Training Associates is conveniently located in East County, serving the communities of El Cajon, Santee, Lemon Grove, La Mesa, Lakeside, Alpine, Chula Vista, Spring Valley, Mission Valley, and San Diego.