Fiber Optics Courses
Ready to earn your designation as a Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT)? NAIT is approved by the Fiber Optic Association Inc. (FOA) as a recognized training centre. Upon completion of CFOT100 you will be eligible to write the FOA's certification exam. If you succeed on the exam you will receive your CFOT designation. Course fees include the first year of membership in the FOA.
Upon completion of CFOT100, students are eligible to take CFOT110 and/or CFOT120.
CFOT110 Fiber Optic Network Design offers instruction on fiber optic installation, network planning, components, and design review. Testing, documentation, estimating, and writing project specifications will also be covered.
CFOT120 Advanced Fiber Splicing provides theory and practice using current single fiber and ribbon splicing machines, as well as mechanical splicing.
Program Model / Completion Requirements
Although no previous experience is necessary, CFOT100 is mainly directed at those who have some technical background in the areas of electrical, electronics, telecom or instrumentation, as well as others who have been involved in the telecom or CATV industries.
CFOT110 Fiber Optic Network Design is intended for contractors, installers, architects, engineers, project managers and others who are involved with projects that include fiber optics. Successful completion of CFOT100 is required.
CFOT120 Advanced Fiber Splicing is for those seeking theoretical and practical experience with up-to-date splicing equipment. Successful completion of CFOT100 is required.
Career OpportunitiesCertified Fiber Optics Technicians (CFOTs) are in high demand in many industries, such as electrical, electronics, telecom, cable television and instrumentation. For those already working in such industries, the CFOT designation may enhance your career and employment options.
With your CFOT designation, you will have the knowledge and skills to work with state-of-the-art cabling for telephones, security systems and LANs. You will be able to terminate and splice fiber optic cables, as well as troubleshoot and document fiber systems within industry specifications.
Individuals who complete the Fiber Optics courses will find that their improved skill set is valued by employers in many industries.