Fiber Optics Networking Classes Offered

Article Posted -- May 15, 2017

Sussex County Community College, in partnership with BDI DataLynk and Skylands Professional Training and Warren County Community College, is offering Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT) and Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance (CFOS/T) courses in July. Both courses are recognized by The US Department of Labor and sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA) to offer an unprecedented opportunity to learn about fiber optics networking through an internationally recognized fiber optics training company.

Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT): This 3-day* introductory course explores the theory and history of fiber optics data transmission and is designed for anyone wanting to become certified in the basic installation, troubleshooting and testing techniques of installed fiber optics networks as required per industry standards. This program includes 85% hands-on activities by allowing you to build and test your own fiber optics network. Certification Exams are administered and graded at the end of the session.
Wednesday – Friday, July 5-7, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration Deadline is June 19.

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T): This comprehensive 2-day* program explains the variety of testing standards, equipment, and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and maintenance and how to choose among them. This course is 85% hands-on and includes a detailed study of fiber network testing and troubleshooting procedures, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Attenuation testing using the Power Source and Light Meter. Certification Exams are administered and graded at the end of the session.
Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. Registration Deadline is June 19.

Both of these training courses will be held at Sussex County Community College, One College Hill Road, Newton, N.J.

For more on this Fiber Optics program, or a full listing of courses and programs offered through Skylands Professional Training, call 908-835-4029, or visit