EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience
1. Introduction to Fiber Optics (080)* 2.Fusion Splicing (080/3)*
Course 1: Students will be able to: discuss basic terminology and concepts; discuss the history of fiber optics communications; discuss basics of fiber optics technology, the components used, and their installation; discuss applications of fiber optics communications systems; describe common types of cables and discuss where they are used; identify basic types of connections and splices; prepare fiber optic cable; pull, splice, and terminate fiber optic cable; test fiber optic cable using power meters and OTDRs; prepare the cable. Course 2: Students will be able to: discuss the theory and practice of fusion splicing fiber optics; compare mechanical splicing and fusion splicing; operate a fiber optic fusion splicer; prepare and cleave the fiber; protect and evaluate splice quality; measure splice loss; troubleshoot problems that occur in fusion splicing.
Course 1: This course addresses applications of fiber optics including telephone, CATV, and computer networks. Discussion focuses on the basics of technology, the components used, and how to design and install fiber optics; new applications, and new components and processes that have become widely used in the industry; and the future of this rapidly evolving technology. Topics include: basics of fiber optic technology, components, and applications; industry standards that apply to the cable plant, installation, and testing; safety and how to handle and install fiber optic components safely; how fiber optics is used in telecom, data communications, CATV networks, CCTV, security, and process control; the basics of network cable plant design; cable types and specifications; choosing an appropriate cable, handling cables, and pulling cables; connector types, terminating, fusion and mechanical splices, and installation tools; installation of connectors on fiber optic cables; test procedures, specifications, and standards; types of fiber optic test equipment, specifications, and applications; and performing basic tests; testing cables, connectors, splices, network equipment, fault location, and testing installed cables with OTDRs; fusion splicing. Laboratory exercises support instruction. Course 2: This course is a continuation of Fiber Optics (080). Topics include: fusion splicing; comparing fusion splicing to mechanical splicing; using a fusion splicer; preparing the fiber; loading the splicer; splicing fibers; protecting the splice; splice troubleshooting; basic safety rules. Laboratory exercises support instruction.