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OCTC to offer new fiber optic systems course

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OWENSBORO, Ky. — Owensboro Community & Technical College announces a new Fiber Optic Systems course beginning in January 2021. The introductory course covers the theory of fiber optics including loss calculations, splices, and connections. It will also include a hands-on component that covers several types of termination, loss measurement, fusion splicing, and Optical Time Domain Reflectometer use. No prior experience or prerequisites are necessary, but a working knowledge of electronics/electricity is beneficial.

“We are excited to be able to offer this course in part at the request of our industry partners,” said Dr. Scott Williams, OCTC President.

The course will be taught by Matt Monsour, Assistant Professor in the Computer & Information Technologies program and classes are scheduled for 2:15-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 12, for 16 weeks. There is a limit of ten students due to equipment availability.

Students who pass the final exam with the appropriate score will become Certified Fiber Optic Technicians, an industry certification offered by the Fiber Optics Association.

For questions related to the course or certification, contact [email protected] or call 270-686-4643.

Interested students may apply to OCTC at or get personal assistance from [email protected], 270-686-4522.

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