Training at JSCC upskills local technicians in fiber optics

Nov 8th, 2021

The department of Workforce Development at Jackson State Community College hosted its second Fiber Optic Boot Camp for area utility and IT professionals. The 5-day, intensive course allowed participants to complete three Fiber Optic Association certifications recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor.

BDI DataLynk master instructor Tom Rauch led participants through successful examinations for:

  • CFOT - Certified Fiber Optic Technician

  • CFOS/T - Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Testing and Maintenance

  • CFOS/S - Certified Fiber Optic Specialist Splicing

The intensive, hands-on training for all three classes allows participants to complete the material more quickly by reducing the redundancy of basic information required in all three certifications. The certifications acquired in the course give technicians the skills and competencies needed to immediately be productive in the field.

Additional boot camps are currently scheduled for January 24-28 and July 25-31. Funding is also currently available to participants from certain rural West Tennessee counties that reduces the tuition for the course by 20%. To learn more about the course and register for the January boot camp, visit, or call 731-425-8826.

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