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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 Optics - Introduction (307)

45 hours (7.5 weeks)
Various approved locations throughout the U.S.

February 2013 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: explain how light propagates through optical fiber; discuss modal and material dispersion; explain the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic loss factors; discuss different types of optical fiber and their uses; test a fiber optical cable; assemble a mechanical splice; and inspect a fiber endface.


Fiber Optics-Introduction is the first course in a three-course, classroom based series. This first course introduces participants to the fiber optics industry along with its codes, standards, and regulatory requirements. Topics include: architecture, protocols, theory of operation, and metrics of the single- and multimode fiber optic cables that are typically used in the telecommunications industry. Hands-on lab sessions in terminating mechanical splicing, inspecting, and testing fiber optic cable provide extensive skills practice.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fiber Optics or Applied Technology (2/13).*NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered.