This course introduces the student to the installation, testing and maintenance of Fibre Optic communications systems. The theory portion of the course covers the basic concepts of light theory, optical glass, connector and splicing requirements, cable construction, handling and installation procedures. Practical aspects of test equipment theory are covered as well. The practical portion of the course covers the techniques used in assembling fibre optic connectors, splicing optical fibres and testing a fibre optic link.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of TELX 3530 for the Winter 2023 term.
Sat Feb 25 - Sat Mar 25 (5 weeks)
- 5 weeks
- CRN 87696
Class meeting times
|Feb 25 - Mar 25||Sat||09:00 - 16:00||Burnaby NE25 Rm. 205|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current in your myBCIT account.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Employ safety practices associated with fibre optics
- Characterize the transmission of light within an optical fibre
- Describe the construction of an optical fibre
- Identify and analyze light propagation impairments found on an optical fibre
- Describe the components of fibre optic cable
- Categorize the functions of each class of fibre optic cable
- Discuss fibre optic cable installation
- Select and install connectors on fibre optic cable
- Perform fusion splices on a fibre optic cable
- Test and evaluate a fibre optic link
Effective as of Winter 2020
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