Fiber Optics Certificate
This certificate is an introduction to fiber optics technology. Topics include fusion and mechanical splicing, fiber connectivity, optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR), and other specialized test equipment operations. System design, installation, troubleshooting, and repair are emphasized. Courses in communication theory and copper cabling are included in the certificate, producing a technician with a wide variety of skills.
Gainful employment information
This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in a wide variety of positions in the telecommunication and fiber optic industry. It is also valuable for people working in the industry to upgrade their skill level to include the newest advancements in fiber technology.
Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- define the terminology used with single mode fiber optic cable.
- apply correct safety procedures when working with high power fiber optic modules and test equipment.
- calculate the attenuation in a complete fiber optic communication system.
- inspect and identify fiber optic system problems.
- evaluate communication system components for a given application.
- compare fiber optic component specifications using manufacturers' data manuals, reference books, and the Internet.
- perform inspection and quality control of fusion and mechanical fiber optic splices.
Course List: Required Program
ET 115 Fiber Optics and Telecommunication Cabling 4 Units
ET 302 Principles of Electricity and Electronics 4 Units
ET 388 Fiber Optics 4 Units
Total Units: 12