Continuing Education

Fiber Optics

Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • 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.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

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.
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 receive instruction on:

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

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.

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