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FOA Approved Training

The Fiber Optic Association has developed curriculum guidelines for training course approval and only approves schools or training organizations meeting our standards. Schools or training organizations which offer training which meets FOA standards are listed on this website and are authorized to offer FOA certifications.

Note: ONLY schools which are listed here are FOA-Approved and authorized to offer FOA certifications. Schools listed here are required to offer FOA certifications to all students. If you have any questions regarding a school's status with the FOA, contact the FOA staff.


Laura Robertson,
Bates Technical College
1101 S. Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, Washington 98405
United States
Tel: 253-680-7358
Fax: 253-680-7211
Email: lrobertson@bates.ctc.edu
http://www.bates.ctc.edu/ElectronicCommunications

Fiber Optics #ECS 202 is a 5 credit course, in the Electronic and Communications Systems Technology degree program. Students prepare for employment in the electronic and communications industry working to install, repair, test, and maintain a wide variety of equipment including radio and mobile communications, avionics, marine electronics, cellular, and satellite, as well as associated electronic equipment and systems.

Communications technicians may install and maintain structured cable or fiber optic systems to meet the needs of communication services including telephony, data, video, computer, broadcast, or wireless networks.

Graduates are employed as field or bench technicians with opportunities to work anywhere from an outdoor mountain top repeater station to a comfortable indoor work environment. A career in the high demand filed of technology is professionally, personally and monetarily rewarding. Most companies have medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans. Some larger organizations pay for continuing education classes. Field technician graduates often use company vehicles, cellular phones, and laptop computers at employers expense. Students also prepare for industry certifications and licenses including the Federal Communications Commission, Network Cabling Specialist, Certified Fiber Optic Technician, and Certified Electronics Technician. With a degree or certificate in Electronic and Communications Systems, graduates are well-positioned for employment as: -Fiber Optics Systems -Specialist Cellular Systems -Technician Cable Systems -Installer Data/Voice Network -Mobile Radio Technician -Wireless Systems Support -Electronic Technician -Telecommunications Specialist



CFOT, FOA Approved School # 198


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Note:ONLY those schools which are listed on the FOA website are FOA-Approved and authorized to offer FOA certifications. Schools listed here are required to offer FOA certifications to students.  If you have any questions regarding a school's status with the FOA, contact the FOA staff at staff@thefoa.org.

The listings on this page represent the most recent information available to the FOA. Contact the individual school for verification.

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