Broadband Fiber Optic Technician - Workforce Credential | Thomas Nelson Community College

Broadband Fiber Optic Technician - Workforce Credential

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Thomas Nelson campus offices in Hampton and Williamsburg remain closed to the public through June 12, reopening June 15. Classes have resumed through virtual, or alternative delivery, and the College has moved to a telework environment. Student services are available online. Registration is now open online for summer and fall classes. Visit for more information.

04/01/2020 - 4:43pm
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Program Details
Industry Certification
Academic Division: 
Manufacturing & Construction Trades

This Fiber Optic Association approved & US Dept. of Labor recognized training course is appropriate for anyone interested in pursuing a professional certification in Fiber Optics (CFOT) & Premises Cabling (CPCT). Class presentations will consist of virtual classroom & on-ground hands-on-training.

This class is ideal for IT related personnel, Premise Cabling Techs, Network Designers, Fiber Optic Splicers and Technicians. Training is delivered by Alliant Global Strategies Inc.

Course Topics

Premise Cabling

  • UTP Cables 
  • Termination 
  • 66 and 110 blocks 
  • VHO Coax Term 
  • Plugs 
  • UTP Testing 
  • Standards

Fiber Optics

  • Scattering and Absorption 
  • Dispersion 
  • Laser Tube vs Tight Buffer 
  • Fiber Types
  • Mode Field Diameter
  • Optical Fiber Parameters
  • Frequency
  • Optical Networks and Safety


Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will receive:

  • Two Globally recognized credentials
  • CEUs (Continuing Education Credits)
  • 40-50 percent hands-on training

Register Online

Register for classes online using the Thomas Nelson Workforce Development registration system.

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