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January 27, 2009  

 

High-Tech Fiber Optics Training Offered in February

Northeast Alabama Community College, in partnership with the BDI DataLynk, will present a series of Fiber Optic training courses in February. 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 be Monday, February 9 through Wednesday, February 11. 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, February 12 and 13. 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, February 16 and 17. 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. The Electronics Technicians Association magazine recently reported, “With the right training and education, techs can easily scale the fiber optics learning curve and increase their earnings.”

Contact Julie George at telephone extension 214 or email at cohenj@nacc.edu to register or for more information.