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Fiber Optics: Installation, Splicing and Connectors TELX 3010

Electronics Technical Course

Course details

​​This course introduces the student to the operation and installation of fiber optic communications systems. Students will gain hands on experience with various fiber components used in outside plant networks and i​ndoor premises cabling. Students will gain practical skills in connectorizing and splicing a variety of fiber cables. The theory portion of the course includes fundamental concepts of light theory, optical glass, connectors and splicing, as well as cable construction, handling, and installation procedures. The course emphasizes safety practices related to fiber optic work and covers potential hazards. Upon completion, students will have the necessary skills to construct basic fiber optic links using industry-standard tools and techniques. This course is the first of two required for earning the industry recognized Fiber Optic Association (FOA) Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) certificate. ​


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of TELX 3010 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 50343


Sat Oct 14 - Sat Oct 28 (3 weeks)

  • 3 weeks
  • CRN 50343
  • $753.10
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 14 - Oct 28 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 Burnaby NE25 Rm. 206

Mike Lowe

Course outline




Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This program is part of a training initiative to provide workers with new skills needed to support a clean economy. It is temporarily being fully funded for Canadian citizens and permanent residents by Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) and the Government of Canada. For more information and to register for this course, please contact 3. Please note that you will also need to purchase a textbook from the BCIT Bookstore (approximate price $30.00 CAD). 4. This is the first course in the Fiber Optics - Principles, Installation and Repair Microcredential program. 5. 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.


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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the transmission of light within an optical fiber
  • Describe the impairment of optical signals due to attenuation and dispersion in fiber optic cables.
  • Recognize the layers and function of various indoor and outdoor fiber optic cables.
  • Identify common fiber optic connectors and their components used in modern communication networks.
  • Use fiber optic hand tools to prepare fiber cables for splicing and termination.
  • Operate a fusion splicer to join fiber cables together.
  • Construct basic fiber optic links using tools and techniques commonly found in industry.
  • Demonstrate good safety practices related to fiber optics.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Fiber Optics: Installation, Splicing and Connectors (TELX 3010) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Fiber Optics - Principles, Installation and Repair
    Microcredential Part-time


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