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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.


Ira Smith, Telecommunication & Security Coordinator
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
139 Glynn Ave.
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
United States
Tel: 229-426-2127 , 229-345-1312
Email: ilsmith23@gmail.com
http://www.wiregrass.edu/

This course is designed for entrance level students and Fiber personnel wanting to know more about all aspects of Fiber Optics, including mechanical, fusion, and FTTH applications. Course is 50% hands on with the use of OTDR, power meters, visual fault locators and various other Fiber test equipment. Students do hands-on with SFF, ST, SC and other connectors. Students have their own 75ft strand of fiber to do all connectors, mechanical splices and fusion splices and to be mounted in fiber trays and subscriber fiber panels. Their end-to-end test results, along with written tests, troubleshooting techniques and hands-on work are results of individualized work. Classes offered at Ben-Hill Irwin campus of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Fitzgerald, Georgia. Class is 105 clock hours and 4 credit hours.



CFOT, CPCT, FOA Approved School # 298


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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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