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Fiber Optics Essentials TELX 3530

Electronics Technical Course

Course details

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.



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Learning Outcomes

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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