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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

| Evaluated Learning Experience

Optical LANs (362)


15 hours (5 weeks). 

Various approved locations throughout the United States.

August 2015 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to: determine safe working practices; define Optical LAN; discuss the development of LAN and Premise cabling; describe Fiber to the Office (FTTO); compare the advantages and disadvantages of OLANs; describe OLAN installation methods; demonstrate OLAN testing methods; describe OLAN safety issues.



Instruction is offered via traditional classroom format consisting of interactive lectures, in-class demonstrations, proctored skills applications/lab activities, and proctored testing.  Topics include: advantages and disadvantages of OLANs, OLAN installation methods, testing and troubleshooting.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate degree/certificate degree category, 1 semester hours in Fiber Optic Technology, Fiber Optic Installation, Computer Networking, Computer Science, or Communications Technology (8/15).