Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist (CFOS/S)

Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist (CFOS/S)

October 26 - 27, 2019 / Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location: NorthWest Arkansas Community College, Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies

Contact Stacy Reagan at 479-936-5108

This program explains the importance of high performance splicing and details the points necessary to achieve these splices. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is also provided. 85% hands-on activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of either single or multimode fiber optic cables. Inside or outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized at instructor's discretion during these hands-on sessions along with fiber optics enclosures and splice trays. As a student in this class, you will be responsible for:

• successfully making and testing both mechanical and fusion splices

• correctly and efficiently installing spliced fibers into splice trays and enclosures and achieve a splice loss of less than 0.15 dB for all splices

• demonstrating proficiency in interpretation of splice loss using OTDR splice traces

This course prepares you for the Advanced Fiber Optics Certification exam, given at the end of class, and is sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association (FOA). Pre-requisite: CFOT course completion or other fiber optics training course within preceding 6 months, or 1 year fiber optics related experience. There is an exam available to "test out" of the basic CFOT requirement for a $145 fee. See bdidatalynk.com for more information. Tuition includes materials and one year membership to FOA.

For more information, contact NWACC Workforce Development at (479) 936-5175

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