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September 8, 2009  

 

Train to be a Fiber Optics Technician in Seven Days at NACC

Northeast Alabama Community College, in partnership with the BDI DataLynk, will present a series of Fiber Optic training courses in September and October. Training includes both classroom instruction and hands-on participation.

The 3-day introductory Basic Fiber Optics (CFOT) course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician. Training will begin Monday, September 29 through Wednesday, September 30. This training prepares a participant to take the Certified Fiber Optics Technician exam given at the end of the course. Cost of the three-day (COFT) training is $700, which includes textbooks, study materials, course CD, award of completion, 1-year membership to the Fiber Optics Association, and exam.

The Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance is a 2-day program designed to offer advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optic networks. Training is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, October 1 and 2. Cost of the two-day (CFOS/T) training is $675, which includes textbooks, study materials; course CD, award of completion, and exam. Participants must have passed the Basic Certified Fiber Optics Technician exam to take this class.

The Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist is a 2-day course, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, October 5 and 6. Knowledgeable instructors explain the importance of high performance splicing and detail the points necessary to achieve these splices. Cost of the two-day (CFOS/S) training is $675, which includes textbooks, study materials; course CD, award of completion, and exam. Participants must have passed the Basic Certified Fiber Optics Technician exam to take this class.

Courses will be held on the NACC campus from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Interested participants should have a basic working knowledge of computers, able to identify small items, and able to speak and understand the English language. Let an experienced instructor guide you in person, and certify you in person.

Contact Julie George at phone extension 214 or email at cohenj@nacc.edu to register or for more information. Go to www.bdidatalynk.com for specific training information and employment opportunities. BDI Datalynk is sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association.