Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist Course Date: May 2 - May 3, 2020 Cost: $675.00 per student includes textbooks, study materials, CD, exams and consumables. Also, includes 1-year membership to the FOA. Details: 8:00am - finish Location: Butler CC - Andover 5000 Building This 2-day, 16-hour (*appx.) Splicing Specialist Training includes a complete PowerPoint presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation is much greater than most textbooks and provides background information about splicing that is very important to the student. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is also provided during this presentation. 85% hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of either single or multimode fiber optic cables. Inside or outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized at instructor's discretion during these hands-on sessions along with fiber optics enclosures and splice trays. The student will be responsible for successfully making and testing both mechanical and fusion splices. In addition to the basic splicing activities outlined above, the student will further be required to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays and enclosures. The student will further be required to achieve a splice loss of less than 0.15 dB for all splices and demonstrate proficiency in interpretation of splice loss using OTDR splice traces. This FOA sanctioned fiber optics course is recognized by the US Department of Labor. *Note: Actual number of hours may vary depending on number of students.