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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

FTTX Concepts (080/5)*

18 hours (6 weeks).
Various approved locations throughout the U.S.
December 2006 - September 2009.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: prepare the cable; discuss the theory and practice of fusion splicing fiber optic; 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; discuss fiber-to-the-premises (FTTX) using Passive Optical Networks (PON); discuss architectures and components; identify the components and specifications of a typical PON network.


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; fiber optics with fiber to the premises (FTTX) basics and architectures; architectures and components; Passive Optical Networks (PON) components; design, installation, and testing. Laboratory exercises support instruction.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour as a technical elective OR in the associate degree/certificate category, 1 semester hour in a Trades curriculum (12/06). *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered. NOTE: This course, when combined with Fiber Optics (080) is equivalent to 2 semester hours of recommended credit. NOTE: This course overlaps in content with Introduction to Fiber Optics (080), including its grouping with Fusion Splicing (080/3), as well as the grouping Fiber Optics: Part 1 (238) and Fiber Optics: Part 2 (239), Fiber Optics (080/2) and Fiber Optics with Fiber to the Premises (080/4). Credit should not total more than 2 semester hours for any combination of these courses.