JSCC to offer considerable discount for fiber optics course

Dec 7th, 2021

The Workforce Solutions department at Jackson State Community College will host its third Fiber Optic Boot Camp at the college on January 24-28. The five-day hands-on course will guide participants through completing three industry-standard credentials for fiber optic technicians. Additionally, ten qualified participants or agencies from certain rural West Tennessee counties may receive a $1,590 discount.

A grant received by JSCC is seeking to provide residents and agencies in rural and distressed areas of West Tennessee with the skills needed to support high-speed fiber optic systems in these areas. "This is a great opportunity for current cable and utility technicians to upskill their credentials," said John McCommon, Director of Workforce Solutions. "This is also a great way for an individual to gain three valuable credentials which will provide them with entry-level skills needed to enter a new high-tech career."

The instruction provided by BDI DataLynk will give participants the training they need to build and maintain fiber optic networks in West Tennessee. BDI DataLynk is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association to provide standards-based instruction and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Three Certification Trainings Included in the Five-Day Boot Camp

CFOT - Certified Fiber Optic Technician - This 24-hour fiber optic tech course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optic Technician. This Fiber Optic Training combines theory and 85% hands-on activities to prepare the participant to take the CFOT test.

CFOS/T - Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Testing and Maintenance - This 16-hour course is designed to offer advanced training to anyone involved in testing and maintaining fiber optics networks. This comprehensive program explains the variety of testing and splicing and how to choose among them.

CFOS/S - Certified Fiber Optic Specialist Splicing - This Splicing Specialist Training explains the importance of high-performance splicing and details the points necessary to achieve these splices. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is also provided during this presentation.

Anyone interested in applying for the discounted tuition should contact John McCommon at 731-425-8826 to qualify and receive a promo code. Unfortunately, only 10 participants will receive the discount, so it is essential to act quickly.

The five-day course will be held January 24-28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at JSCC's McWherter Center in Jackson. The regular cost for the five-day boot camp is $2,485, and the discounted price is $895. Visit jscc.edu/fiberoptic to register or contact John at 731-425-8826 or jmccommon@jscc.edu for questions about the course and qualifications for the discount.

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