Fiber Optics Network Certification Courses (Non-Credit)

Fiber Optics Network Certification Courses

New Market Research indicates that fiber optics is one of the most wide-spread, fastest growing and most lucrative career fields found in the United States.

U.S. Department of Labor Statistics

NorthWest Arkansas Community College in partnership with BDI DataLynk is proud to offer the Certified Fiber Optic Technician classes. The Fiber Optic courses are sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association) and recognized by BICSI for the technical content of the courses.

What Can be Expected:

  • Install, terminate, and test multimode/single-node fiber optics networks effectively and efficiently
  • Build and test a fiber optic LAN network
  • Identify fiber network defects, provide Quality Assurance (QA) procedures to minimize or eliminate future network outages

See the BDI DataLynk website, for information about prerequisites and details about the examination!

Fiber Optics Training Courses

Course Listing

Click here for more information on our courses listed below:

Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT) - (3 days) Cost: $700 (includes course materials provided by instructor)

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist/Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T) - (2 days) Cost: $675 (includes course materials provided by instructor)

Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist Course (CFOS/S) - (2 days) Cost: $675 (includes course materials provided by instructor)

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist/Outside Plant Course (CFOS/OSP) - (3 days)  Cost: $700 (includes course materials provided by instructor)

This course boasts these and many other benefits:

  • Expanded knowledge of fiber optic networking
  • Vast hands-on experience gained
  • In-depth reference material
  • Saved time and money (all inclusive-course and exam)
  • Learn real world procedures with hands-on training
  • Advanced and Basic Courses taught by Certified Fiber Optics instructors
  • Tuition includes class materials and an industry recognized written certification exam
  • Receive formal certification from the Fiber Optic Association upon successful completion


Information and Registration

Who Should Attend:
The Basic Fiber Optics Networking Course is designed for anyone interested in learning basic fiber optic networking and becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician. Additionally, the course assumes a basic working knowledge of computers, the ability to see and identify small items, and to speak and understand the English language.

The Advanced Fiber Optics Network Testing and Maintenance and Splicing Specialist Courses are designed for students who seek advanced training with the testing and maintenance or splicing of fiber optics networks. The course assumes knowledge covered in a CFOT or equivalent course within the preceding 6 months, or 1 year Fiber Optics related experience.

2015 Schedule

(coming soon!)


Call 479-936-5175 to enroll, or to be put on a waiting list for a future class.

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"The Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course from BDI DataLynk is designed for anyone wanting to become more familiar with fiber optics networking and it's capabilities. It is ideal for designers, architects, installers, and project managers."

-- Bob Ballard, RCDD and Owner

Bob Ballard is the owner of BDI DataLynk, an Austin based company providing standards based computer network infrastructure training programs. All BDI programs are accredited by BICSI for Continuing Education Credits (CECs).