Lectures will be given on the art of optical cable installation, equipment and methods used, as well as the safety measures required under OSHA and the National Electrical Code. Lectures will include splicing technology, both fusion and mechanical, and how to calculate an optical budget for optical links. Hands on lab will offer the students an opportunity to do fusion splicing and testing of optical fibers with the use of an OTDR (optical time domain reflectometer). Additional time will be spent on the proper method for restoration and repair of optical networks.
This training is geared toward engineers, field supervisors and technicians who need an advanced working knowledge and practical hands-on application of fiber optic technology and will have the ability to perform any skill or aptitude required for installing or maintaining long distance fiber optic systems. Successful completion of this training course will enable students to perform all the necessary functions required to work with fiber optic cable, equipment and fiber optic communication systems. This course is 16 hours and equivalent to 1.6 CEUs.