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Fiber Optics

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Description

MCC Fiber Optics program is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA), the largest professional society of fiber optics in the world and a global leader in fiber optics credentialing. Each MCC Fiber Optics training class prepares students to take the associated FOA certification exam. Certification exams will be administered at the end of each class. These classes have substantial hands-on activities and are considered about 85% hands-on. The FOA certification exams is given and graded at the end of the class.

For more information on the FOA, visit the FOA website.


Audience

  • Individuals working in a fiber optics or related field seeking professional development training and/or certification
  • Individuals seeking career opportunities as a fiber optics technician or similar position
  • All students must be able to see, identify and manipulate small items and be able to read and speak the English language.

Available Courses

Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT)

Contact Hours

24

Cost

$899

*Tuition price includes textbooks, study materials, CD, exams, access to tools & equipment, consumables and a 1-year membership to the FOA.

Pre-requisites

None

This introductory 3-day (appx.)* fiber optic tech course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optic Technician. This Fiber Optic Training combines theory and 85% hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optic Technician) test that is sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association) and given and graded the final class day. This course also introduces the student to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (Fiber To The Home), and Distribution Cabling. Students will learn how to identify fiber types, recognize various connectors used in fiber installation; and install, terminate, splice, and properly test installed fiber cable to existing standards. This program explores the history and future of fiber optics and fiber optics capabilities, and basic testing and troubleshooting. Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician should attend this class. Course fee includes study materials, exam fees, Text Book, and CD.

Class prepares the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optics Technician). Student will be able to effectively and efficiently install, terminate, and test multimode or singlemode fiber optic networks to existing standards.

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T)

Contact Hours

16

Cost

$749

*Tuition price includes textbooks, study materials, CD, exams, access to tools & equipment, consumables and a 1-year membership to the FOA.

Pre-requisites

Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT)

This 2-day, 16-hour (*Appx.) program is designed to offer advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. A focal point in the program is to offer a general, easy to understand, approach to fiber optics testing standards with little theory and considerable hands on activities. This comprehensive program explains the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and splicing and how to choose among them. This 85% hands on course explores the overall spectrum of testing and maintenance of singlemode fiber optics networks and provides a detailed overview and demonstration of various pieces of equipment used in testing and maintenance. Subject matter includes a detailed study of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-(7)A, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Attenuation testing using the Power Source and Light Meter.

Class prepares the student to take the Specialist in Testing & Maintenance Fiber Optics Certification. Student will be able to effectively and efficiently identify fiber network defects, and provide QA (Quality Assurance) procedures to minimize or eliminate future network outages.

Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist (CFOS/S)

Contact Hours

16

Cost

$749

*Tuition price includes textbooks, study materials, CD, exams, access to tools & equipment, consumables and a 1-year membership to the FOA.

Pre-requisites

Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT)

This 2-day, 16-hour (*appx.) Splicing Specialist Training includes a complete PowerPoint presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation is much greater than most textbooks and provides background information about splicing that is very important to the student. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is also provided during this presentation. 85% hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of either single or multimode fiber optic cables. Inside or outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized at instructor's discretion during these hands-on sessions along with fiber optics enclosures and splice trays. The student will be responsible for successfully making and testing both mechanical and fusion splices. In addition to the basic splicing activities outlined above, the student will further be required to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays and enclosures. The student will further be required to achieve a splice loss of less than 0.15 dB for all splices and demonstrate proficiency in interpretation of splice loss using OTDR splice traces.

Program prepares the student to take the CFOS/S (Certified Fiber Optics Specialist/Splicing).

Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Outside Plant (CFOS/O)

Contact Hours

16

Cost

Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT)

*Tuition price includes textbooks, study materials, CD, exams, access to tools & equipment, consumables and a 1-year membership to the FOA.

Pre-requisites

 

This 2-day, 16 hour (*appx) fiber optic specialist course is for students who will be directly involved with installing Outside Plant (OSP) Fiber Optics Cabling. Further, it is an add-on course to their FOA portfolio once they have successfully completed the 3-day, basic CFOT course and can be taken concurrently with the CFOT course. This advanced Fiber Optic Training combines lecture sessions and 85% hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the CFOS/O, OSP hands on and written exams that are sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association) and given and graded the final class day. This course introduces the student to industry standards governing the installation, testing, and troubleshooting of OSP fiber optics cable – primarily singlemode OSP cable used in the Outside Plant Rugged Environment. Students will learn how to properly identify OSP fiber cabling types, recognize various outside plant closures used in OSP fiber installation, install, prepare, terminate, splice, and properly test and troubleshoot installed OSP fiber cable to existing standards. Course fee includes study materials, Text Book, CD, and exams and 1-year membership to the FOA. Note: The student must pass both the written and hands on exams to successfully pass this course. *Note: Actual hours may vary depending on number of students.

Class prepares the student to take the Fiber Optics Specialist Outside Plant (OSP) Certification Exam. Student will be able to effectively and efficiently troubleshoot, test, identify, and repair OSP fiber network cabling, and provide QA (Quality Assurance) procedures.

Certified Premises Cabling Technician (CPCT)

Contact Hours

40

Cost

$1499

*Tuition price includes textbooks, study materials, CD, exams, access to tools & equipment, consumables and a 1-year membership to the FOA.

Pre-requisites

None

This 5-day, 40 hour (appx.)* training is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Premises Cabling Technician who currently works with or would like to work with copper, fiber or wireless cabling. This training combines theory and 85% hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the CPCT (Certified Premises Cabling Technician) test that is sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association (FOA) and given and graded the final class day.

This course teaches the knowledge and skills across all types of cable and wireless communications systems and their installation. Students will be learning through hands on activities across copper, fiber, wireless and premises cabling systems. Students will learn and apply industry standards for copper, fiber and wireless through hands-on activities. At the end of this training, participants will be able to prepare cable for splicing or termination, complete and maintain performance at punchdowns, perform wireless AP cabling, install and inspect connectors, prepare cables for termination, microscope inspection, visual tracing and fault location, and OTDR and insertion-loss testing.

Class prepares the student to take the CPCT (Certified Premises Cabling Technician) exam.

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Course Instructors

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Steve Hudson

With over 25 years in the technology industry, Steven has worked on various fiber projects including working as an onsite project manager for Lowe’s fiber to the desktop project, and was involved with the Arkansas Department of Education as it expanded the fiber optic network for hundreds of school campuses throughout Arkansas. Steven also has experience serving as Network Administrator at Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science & Arts, and as Senior Network Engineer helping to expand LAN & WAN connectivity. Steven also a veteran of the United States Air Force/Air National Guard, served as an adjunct professor at the College of the Ouachitas and is a certified instructor for the FOA.