This microcredential will prepare learners for a technical role in the digital communications industry, specializing in the installation, testing and repair of fiber optic cabling. The courses are designed to meet the needs of companies that provide the services, infrastructure and technologies that support high-speed data communications.
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About this microcredential
Fiber optics has revolutionized communications by providing high-speed data connections. The two courses in this microcredential introduce learners to the installation, testing and maintenance of fiber optic communications systems. The theory portion of the program cover 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 program covers the techniques used in assembling fibre optic connectors, splicing optical fibers and testing a fiber optic link.
Who is it for
The courses are designed for learners with little or no background in fiber optics, or students who are employed in the electrical industry. It is suitable for those who are seeking entry to a career in the digital communications industry as well as those currently employed in the industry or a related industry and wish to learn about fiber optics.
What grads can do
Learners will obtain the skills necessary to install, test and repair a wide variety of specialized fiber optic cables and connectors. This may lead to an entry level job as a fiber optics technician or provide avenues for career advancement for those in a related field.
C2R2 and Government of Canada
This microcredential 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.
Note that spaces are limited and are made available on a “first qualified, first accepted” basis.
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