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OCTC to offer evening fiber optics course in January 2022

In Education, Local, News by OC Monitor Staff

OWENSBORO, Ky. — Owensboro Community & Technical College is offering a Fiber Optic Systems course beginning in January 2022 on Thursday evenings, for prospective students who may have full-time day jobs. 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 the evening due to multiple requests,” said Dr. Scott Williams, OCTC President.

The course will be taught by Matt Monsour, Associate Professor in the Computer & Information Technologies program and classes are scheduled from 5:30-8:15 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Jan. 13, for 16 weeks. There is a limit of 10 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 Owensboro.kctcs.edu or get personal assistance from [email protected], 270-686-4522.

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