ATA College offers a Fiber Optics for Professionals (FFP) program. The 7-week course includes 6 weeks of online courses and ends with a packed one-week session of on-campus hands-on practice, including tuition, travel to San Diego, meals and lodging.
El Cajon, CA, Jul 18, 2020 /prREACH/ -- ATA College, an approved training provider (School #143) for the Fiber Optics Association (FOA), is now offering a 7-week Fiber Optics for Professionals (FFP) program. The new FFP program is designed to teach students to be competent in Fiber Optics technology and prepares students to test for five professional certifications from the Fiber Optics Association (FOA).
The Fiber Optics for Professionals (FFP) program is available online nationwide. The seven-week program includes six weeks of online courses, with curriculum developed on Moodle and experienced live through Microsoft Teams. The FFP program culminates with an intensive one-week session of on-campus hands-on practice, with travel to San Diego County (El Cajon), meals, and temporary lodging included in the course tuition.
The FFP program is designed to teach the basics of fiber optics and cabling. Through online and classroom training and practical hands-on application, students learn cable preparation (patch panel or splice closure), fusion splicing, optical loss, reflection testing, and Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) operations. Students gain specialized training in developing fiber optic networks to various premises, mechanical and fusion splicing, and testing techniques. Courses include Basic Fiber Optics, Basic Premises Cabling; Fiber to the Premises- FTTx, Advanced Fiber Optics- Splicing, and Advanced Fiber Optics- Testing.
Upon conclusion of the program, students are prepared to test for five professional certifications from the Fiber Optics Association (FOA), a world-renowned fiber optics authority. ATA’s FFP program prepares students for the following exams: Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT), Certified Premises Cabling Technician (CPCT), Certified Fiber Optics Specialist (CFOS/H), Certified Fiber Optic Specialist (CFOS/S), and Certified Fiber Optic Specialist (CFOS/T).
ATA College is an approved training provider (School #143) for the Fiber Optics Association (FOA), an international professional society of fiber optics. FOA is chartered to promote fiber optics through education, certification, and standards. The Fiber Optic Association has developed curriculum guidelines for training course approval and only approves schools or training organizations meeting their criteria. ATA College continually offers Fiber Optics Trade Scholarships, as well as current fiber optic opportunities, visit the ATA College website for more information or to enroll.