The fiber optic technologies certificate provides the student with an intensive, hands-on educational experience in fiber optic technologies, focusing on multimode and single-mode fiber optic applications, installation, restoration, design and troubleshooting analysis. This certificate places emphasis on “fiber to the home” cabling systems, which is important to meeting the current employment opportunities for deploying “fiber to the home” technology upgrades in the telecommunication industry. Fiber optic laser based systems will be investigated. Fiber to the premise system installation, restoration and troubleshooting along with optical electronic interfacing will be deployed in the state-of-the-art fiber optics lab. This program of study will prepare students to design, build, maintain, and troubleshoot fiber optic networks. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Computer Technology AAS Networking Option.
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