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Fiber Optics for Professionals

Fiber

Optics

for Professionals

The Fiber Optics for Professionals (FFP) program prepares students to be competent in Fiber Optics technology through classroom training and practical hands-on application. The student will learn cable preparation (patch panel or splice closure), fusion splicing, optical loss, reflection testing, and Optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) operations. Students will have the opportunity to test for five certifications from the Fiber Optics Association (FOA).

Course IDCourseSem. CreditsCertification
FO 101Basic Fiber Optics2.39CFOT®
CPCT 110Basic Premises Cabling1.66CPCT
FFP 103Fiber to the Premises – FTTx0.99CFOS/H
FFP 104Advanced Fiber Optics – Splicing1.16CFOS/S
FFP 105Advanced Fiber Optics – Testing0.82CFOS/T
TotalsFiber Optics for Professionals7.025 FOA

The Fiber Optics for Professionals program offers FIVE industry-recognized certifications by a world-renowned fiber optics authority.

INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Fiber Optics for Professionals 1
CFOT® Certified Fiber Optic Technician is the primary FOA certification for all fiber optics applications.
CPCT Certified Premises Cabling Technician is the FOA certification for designers, installers, and operators of premises cabling networks.
CFOS/H This Certified Fiber Optics Specialist certification is based on the specific applications of Fiber To The Home (FTTH) or optical LANs (OLANs).
CFOS/S Certified Fiber Optic Specialist, Splicing is the FOA certification for technicians splicing primarily outside plant (OSP) fiber optic cable plants for concatenation and termination.
CFOS/T Certified Fiber Optic Specialist, Testing is the FOA certification for technicians testing fiber optic cable plants and communications systems.

Learn the basics of fiber optics and cabling with the first two certifications but gain specialized training in developing fiber optic networks to various premises, mechanical and fusion splicing, and testing techniques in the final three certifications.

The Fiber Optic Association, Inc

ATA College is an approved training provider (School #143) for the Fiber Optics Association (FOA), an international professional society of fiber optics. FOA is chartered to promote fiber optics through education, certification, and standards. The Fiber Optic Association has developed curriculum guidelines for training course approval and only approves schools or training organizations meeting their standards.

Multiple Formats

The FFP program always has a live instructor, whether taking the traditional on-campus class or the hybrid-online format. ATA College curriculum is developed on Moodle and exerpienced live through Microsoft Teams.

Tuition & Travel

The Fiber Optics for Professionals program is available online nationwide and concluded by an intensive one-week session of on-campus hands-on practice, with tuition including travel to San Diego County, meals, and temporary lodging.

Scholarships

ATA College continually offers scholarships, ask our admission’s team about current fiber optic opportunities, or visit our website for a complete listing.

Scholarships
Fiber Optics for Professionals 2
Fiber Optics for Professionals 3
Course IDDescription
FO 101The 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.
CPCT 110The Basic Premise Cabling Installation Technology course is an introduction to 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.
FFP 103Students 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.
FFP 104The 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.
FFP 105The 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 the function and use of an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) as used for fiber optics testing.
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