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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Fiber Optic Network Design (FND 203)


30 hours (10 weeks).

Various approved locations throughout the U.S.

August 2017 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss fiber optic network design; use common fiber optic terminology and jargon; discuss standards and codes and how they differ; determine the needs of a designated fiber optic network; discuss characteristics of both premises network and outside plants; demonstrate knowledge for determining the use of copper, fiber, or wireless; choose components for installation in both outside plants and premises cabling projects; define and discuss power budget and loss budget; describe testing methods for an installed network; apply the processes included in a fiber optic network project plan; demonstrate understanding of the project management process, related checklists, and documentation components.


This course addresses the fiber optic network as a communications system.  Topics include: fiber optic terminology and jargon, standards and codes, and communication system requirements. A major focus of the course is on project planning and documentation for the fiber network design project.  Participants apply the principles of effective project management in creating a Scope of Work for a Fiber Optic Network Design project.  The course is supported by interactive lectures, in-class and online demonstrations, proctored skills applications/lab activities, and proctored testing.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate degree/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fiber Optic Technology, Computer Networking, Computer Science, Digital Technology, or Electronics (8/17).