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Continuing Education

Fiber Optics


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Learn what you need to know to work with fiber optics

In NAIT’s Fiber Optics Certification program, you will learn the practical aspects of working with fiber optic cables, including connectorization, fusion splicing and testing; you will also prepare for the Fiber Optics Association (FOA) exam.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

This program will help you grow your knowledge and gain hands-on skills in fiber optics technology while preparing for the Fiber Optics Association (FOA) Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) exam. 

The program is split into three courses that will take you from theoretical review through fiber optic network design and splicing. By the end of the program, you will have received instruction on:

  • fiber optic installation
  • network planning
  • components
  • systems design
  • testing
  • documentation
  • estimating
  • writing project specifications

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.

The FOA exam is administered on the last day of the CFOT100 course; a mark of 70% is required to pass.

Enter the workforce with confidence

Certified Fiber Optics Technicians (CFOTs) are in high demand in many industries including electrical, electronics, telecom, cable television and instrumentation. If you are already working in industry, the CFOT designation can enhance your career and employment options by showcasing your proven skills and knowledge.