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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.


Trevor Curtis,
Camosun College
4461 Interurban Road
Victoria, British Columbia V9E 2C1
Canada
Tel: 250-370-4431
Email: Curtis@camosun.bc.ca
http://camosun.ca/

Program Name: Computer Network Electronics Technician Course

Frequency: Yearly and on demand

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

Basics of fiber optics:

-History

-Technology

-Application The advantages and disadvantages of fiber optics:

-Economics

Describe the transmitters and receivers used in fiber optics:

Describe how fiber optic cable is produced:

-Lay down

-OVD

-IVD -Sintering

-Draw

-Verification

Describe the units of reference related to fiber optics:

-Power

-Headroom

-Power budget

-Wavelength and frequency

Describe the characteristics of fiber optic cables:

-Refraction

-Structure

-Step index

-Graded index

-Singlemode

Perform relative power measurements on fiber cables and systems:

-Continuity testing

-Power meters

-Attenuation

-Sources of loss

-Testing standards

-Scattering

-Absorption

-Bending losses micro and macro

-Core mismatch

-Modal dispersion

-Chromatic distortion

Safely handle fiber optic components:

-Workspace safety

-Keeping fibers clean

Lasers:

-VCSEL

-Fabry-Perot

-Lasers and multimode fiber

Choosing cable:

-Simplex

-ZIP

-Distribution

-Breakout

-Loose tube and tight buffer

-OSP

-Cable markings

-FT4 FT6 Splicing:

-Mechanical

-Fusion

Terminate fiber optic cables:

-Lab exercises

LABORATORY EXERCISES:

Students will:

-Terminate ZIP cord

-Terminate indoor distribution cable

-Demonstrate safe handling practices

-Complete a Corning cleave and crimp termination

-Complete an anaerobic termination

-Complete a 3M Hotmelt termination

-Test completed cables and systems

TEXTS AND REFERENCES: Provided on-line.

EVALUATION: The instructor will provide the students with a written course evaluation scheme, which may include, but is not limited to, assessment by assignments, project work, quizzes, tests, laboratory evaluation, term and final examinations. Students must achieve a minimum of 60% in the laboratory portion of the course as well as in the classroom portion. Will be included with the Networking and Electronics Technician program. CCNA, A+



CFOT, FOA Approved School # 330


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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.

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