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.
Through a challenging curriculum encompassing design, installation, repair, and maintenance of high speed data systems, students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become employed in a number industries. The Fiber Optic Technician hands-on training reviews premise wiring used in industrial, commercial, and residential networks and how to terminate, test, troubleshoot, and repair fiber optic cables and network devices. Students concentrate on the installation, service, and maintenance of high-speed data infrastructures. Instructors and students follow the FOA CFOT curriculum including all modules/chapters of the FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optics, Study Guide to FOA Certifications by Jim Hayes. All FOA slides, lecture, and practicum components will be delivered. The recommended time for the class will be 32 hours including 16 hours of hands-on. All students that complete the hands-on and lecture components of the class will have the opportunity to take the CFOT certification test. The class will be delivered in two formats including all classroom and lab, and an option for a blended delivery where the students will study the lecture material and online presentations and quizzes and then come to the training center for the hands-on and testing components.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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