Monroe County Community College is offering three courses to prepare participants for a career in fiber optics. The classes will be held Monday, January 3 and ending on Friday, January 7, 2022.  With these three sessions participants will be prepared to work as a Certified Fiber Optic Technician with specialist designation in Testing and Splicing. 

Basic Certified Fiber Optic Technician will be held from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Tuesday, January 3 - 4, The cost for this course is $819 and includes all materials needed for the class.  This introductory 2-day fiber optics course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician. This program combines theory and 75% hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optics Technician) test that is sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association) and given and graded the final class day.

Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Testing (CFOS/T) will be held Wednesday, January 5 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thursday, January 6 from 8 a.m. - noon. The cost for the course is $719 and include all necessary materials. This 1.5-day (12-hour) course provides advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. A focal point in the program is to offer a general, easy to understand approach to fiber optics testing standards. This comprehensive program explains the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and splicing and how to choose among them.

Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Splicing (CFOS/S) will be held Thursday, January 6 from 1 - 5 p.m. and Friday, January 7 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The cost for the course is $719 and include all necessary materials. This 1.5-day (12-hour) program includes an in-depth presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and details the points necessary to achieve these splices. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is also provided during this presentation. 

All of the classes will be held on the college's main campus, 1555 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe. The training is provided by BDI DataLynk,

All three courses are sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA) and accredited by BICSI, a professional association supporting the information transport systems industry.  This partnership offers an unprecedented opportunity for students to learn about fiber optics networking through an internationally recognized fiber optic training company.


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Joe Verkennes
Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161

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