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TELX 3530 - Fiber Optics Essentials

Electronics Technical Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

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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.

Credits

2.5

Cost

$1,364.41

Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 87696

Sat Feb 27 - Sat Mar 27 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 27 - Mar 27 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$1,364.41

Notes

  1. This course will be delivered in a BLENDED format, as a combination of online and on-campus learning, on a schedule that will be announced on the first day of class. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Cancelled

Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 66680

Sat Apr 24 - Sat May 29 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 24 - May 29 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Mike Lowe

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,364.41

Notes

  1. This course will be delivered in a BLENDED format, as a combination of online and on-campus learning, on a schedule that will be announced on the first day of class. No class on Saturday, May 22nd (Victoria Day Weekend). Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a Part-time Studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

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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