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The objective of this 45 hour fiber optic training course is to provide you with the tools you need to become a Certified Fiber Optic Technician and receive 3 college credits toward obtaining a Computer Technology Certificate in Fiber Optic Technologies from Westmoreland County Community College.  You will learn in all aspects of fiber optic theory, how it works, history, uses, common types of cable and connectors, hardware, tools, cable termination, polishing, insertion loss testing, OTDR testing, splicing, and basic networking.  This course is non-vendor specific, and allows participants to work "hands-on" with a wide variety of materials supplied by a number of leading manufacturers. You will acquire necessary information to effectively manage your fiber optic network using state-of-the-art components and equipment. For testing, you will acquire necessary information to effectively Test and Diagnose your fiber cable plant.  The Fiber Optic Association's Fiber Optic Technician Certification Exam will be given on the last day of class.  No prior knowledge or experience with fiber optics is required for participation.


Personnel responsible for the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of fiber optic networks.
  • Installers
  • System Network Engineers
  • System Managers
  • Field Technicians
  • Contractors
  • Communication Managers
  • Consultants/Architects
  • Sales / Tech Support


  • Understand the different types of fiber cables
  • Evaluate many different connectors and their costs.
  • Terminate and polish connectors.
  • Evaluate loss with power meter and light source
  • Industry standards and codes
  • Understand proper test procedure
  • Evaluate your fiber optic network
  • Evaluate cable types for fusion splicing
  • Prepare fiber ends for testing & splicing
  • Make low loss mechanical splices
  • Make low loss fusion splices
  • Interpret OTDR traces and identify cable problem areas.
  • Evaluate different types of events


  • Inspect, install and test your cable plant's multimode/singlemode fibers.
  • Install connectors using epoxy, anaerobic adhesive and mechanical techniques
  • Troubleshoot cable plants by interpreting OTDR measurements
  • Avoid common fiber optic cable damage during installation
  • Develop the techniques that will allow you to achieve acceptable loss for cables and connectors
  • Use light sources and power meters to verify your installation results
  • Understand the different termination methods with several different connector styles
  • Splice multimode/ singlemode fiber
  • Evaluate common fiber optic cable damage during testing
  • Diagnose problems
  • >Prepare fibers for splicing & testing


  • History of Fiber Optics
  • Fiber Optic Theory and Applications
  • Fiber Optic Safety
  • Fiber Types
  • Costs, Standards, & Terminology
  • Cable Designs & Construction
  • Connector Types
  • Fiber Termination Overview
  • Terminate connectors using epoxy and anaerobic adhesives
  • Polish connectors
  • Insertion Loss Theory
  • Attenuation
  • Test terminated connectors using a Power Meter & Light Source
  • OTDR Testing Overview
  • Fusion Splicing Overview
  • Make low loss fusion splice
  • Perform OTDR Test
  • Interpret OTDR traces and identify cable problem areas.
  • Basic Networking
  • Enclosure Set-up & Methods


Certified Instructors: EIA, SCA, FOA, and WCCC.  All instructors have a minimum of 20 years of experience in the wire and interconnect industry.  All instructors have taught a general fiber optics course for numerous clients such as Conrail, Verizon Telephone, Merck & Co., FAA, US Steel, DEC, IBM and many other corporate, government, and institutional clients.


The fee covers course tuition, manuals, and the use of all course materials.  A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the course. Any traveling, hotel accommodations, meals or parking expenses that may be incurred are not included. Payment must be received ten (10) business days prior to the course date. For on-site training, a minimum of 6 people will be required. CALL FOR PRICING at 717-715-1456.


Cancellation and full refund will be allowed if written cancellation is received in our office at least ten (10) business days prior to the course start date. Registrants who cancel more than three (3) business days in advance, will be refunded 50% of the course fee. Registrants who do not attend or cancel less than three (3) business days prior to the course start date are responsible for the full registration fee. Registrants may request to transfer to a later course date provided there is space available, the course fee is paid in full and the request is made seven (7) business days prior to the scheduled course date. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Electronic Interface Associates
638 Fulton St.
Akron, PA 17501
717.715.1457 (Fax)
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