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Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) Training

Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) is the FOA certification for general fiber optics applications. CFOTs have a broad knowledge in fiber optics that can be applied to almost any application — outside plant, premises, manufacturing, etc. FOA CFOT certification is based on an extensive knowledge of fiber optics technology and application as well as demonstrated skills in appropriate tasks.

This intense fiber optic training course is a must for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT). Combining fiber theory with hands-on exercise activities, it thoroughly prepares you to take the CFOT exam on the last day of training. Learn how to identify fiber types; recognize connectors used in fiber installation; and install, terminate, splice, and properly test fiber cable to existing standards. Perform basic testing and troubleshooting. As an added bonus, this informative course examines the history of fiber optics and its future capabilities. Become a Certified Fiber Optic Technician by passing the required written and hands-on exams in this course. Then embark on an exciting and gratifying career. Text book, study material, Fiber Optic Association application, and testing fees are included in tuition. Seating is limited to 6 participants.

To schedule this training, please call 724-357-2789.

Location: 340 Weyandt Hall

Fee: $825

Instructor: The Certified Fiber Optic Technician program is taught by Dr. Andrew Feng Zhou, a professor in the physics department.

Stock number:8036456 Price:$825.00

Course withdrawals must be submitted to the Office of Extended Studies three working days prior to the first course meeting in writing, including classes that only meet once for a 100% refund.  If it is less than three working days prior to the start of the class, no refund will be issued. An email should be sent to  from the email address you used to register for the class.

Refunds take approximately 7-10 business days to process.

If the program is cancelled for any reason, participants will be given three days’ notice and a full refund.