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Fiber Optics: Testing and Repair TELX 3020

Electronics Technical Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​This cours​e introduces students to advanced fiber optic topics including optical network designs, fiber optic analysis using link budgets, Optical Loss Test Sets (OLTS) and Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDR). Troubleshooting is emphasized for new installations as well as maintaining existing systems as students gain hands-on experience testing optical components installed in outside plant systems to current ANSI/TIA (American National Standards Institute / Telecommunications Industry Association​) standards. Upon completion, students will be prepared for the Fiber Optic Association (FOA) industry recognized exam for Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT).​ This course may be eligible for students to receive funding through the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant at www.bcit.ca/financial-aid/strongerbc-future-skills-grant. Students register themselves into the course, then apply for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant to cover payment, if eligible.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

1.5

Domestic fees

$756.85

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of TELX 3020 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 91611

Duration

Sat Mar 09 - Sat Mar 23 (3 weeks)

  • 3 weeks
  • CRN 91611
  • Domestic fees $756.85
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 09 - Mar 23 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 Burnaby NE25 Rm. 206
Instructor

Mike Lowe

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$756.85

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. 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 khoward18@bcit.ca. This is the second course in the Fiber Optics - Principles, Installation and Repair Microcredential program. 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.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of TELX 3020 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 69018

Duration

Sat Jun 22 - Sat Jul 13 (3 weeks)

  • 3 weeks
  • CRN 69018
  • Domestic fees $756.85
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 22 - Jul 13 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 Burnaby NE25 Rm. 206
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$756.85

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. No class on Sat June 29th (Canada Day Weekend). This is the second course in the Fiber Optics - Principles, Installation and Repair Microcredential program. Please contact khoward18@bcit.ca for more information and to register.
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify modern day communication networks using fiber optics.
  • Assemble outside plant fiber cable into an outdoor splice enclosure using a fusion splicer.
  • Describe how to install fiber cables following industry and manufacture standards.
  • Calculate a fiber optic link/power budget using current TIA standards.
  • Demonstrate fiber optic connector end-face cleaning and inspection.
  • Analyze a fiber optic system with an Optical Loss Test Set to current TIA standards
  • Test a fiber optic system using an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
  • Test and troubleshoot a failed fiber optic link using current TIA standards

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Fiber Optics: Testing and Repair (TELX 3020) 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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