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TELX 3530 - Fiber Optics Essentials

Electronics Technical Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 87696

Sat Feb 26 - Sat Mar 26 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 26 - Mar 26 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 BBY NE25 Rm. 205



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




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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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