|The objective of this fiber optic training course is to provide you with the tools you need to become a Certified Fiber Optic Technician. You will learn all aspects of fiber optic theory, how it works, history, uses, common types of cable and connectors, hardware, tools, cable termination, polishing, insertion loss testing, OTDR testing, splicing, and basic networking. This course is non-vendor specific, and allows participants to work "hands-on" with a wide variety of materials supplied by a number of leading manufacturers. You will acquire necessary information to effectively manage your fiber optic network using state-of-the-art components and equipment. For testing, you will acquire necessary information to effectively test and diagnose your fiber cable plant. The Fiber Optic Association's Fiber Optic Technician Certification Exam will be given on the last day of class. No prior knowledge or experience with fiber optics is required for participation. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.