CSCU 0094: Fiber Optics Outside Plant

CSCU 0094: Fiber Optics Outside Plant

  • Tuition: $1,750 (CAEL agreed tuition with ten percent discount is $1,575)
  • Other Fees: No Cost
  • Books, Meals, Travel, Materials, Software, Equipment: No Cost
  • The tuition only covers administrative costs and nothing else is provided to the student

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.

Students will:

  • Review fiber types and manufacturing methods
  • Discuss fiber optic Theory and Waveguide Functions
  • Review the causes of Attenuation, Optical Reflection and Refraction
  • Understand Optical Dispersion and Pulse Spreading Issues
  • Review the Three Basic Elements of fiber optic systems and their uses
  • Develop an understanding of various cable types and proper installation methods
  • Understand and be able to implement Safe Optical and Physical Work Practices
  • Understand the design of various Outside Plant Network Topologies
  • Demonstrate Safe hand tool use
  • Perform Cable and fiber preparation
  • Perform Fusion Splicing
  • Perform Mechanical Splicing
  • Understand OTDR basic operation, Troubleshooting and Testing Methods