SOWELA Offering Discounted Fiber Optics Technician Training

Students Can Earn Three Certifications in One Week for $250, a $2,705 Savings

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 29, 2024)

SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering Fiber Optics Technician training starting Monday, February 26. For a limited time, participants can earn up to three certifications in one week for $250, a $2,705 savings. Training includes Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT), Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance (CFOS/T) and Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S). Classes will be held at SOWELA’s Main Campus in Lake Charles, LA.

The Fiber Optics Technician course is a one-day training designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician. It combines theory and hands-on activities to prepare students for the technician exam.

The Fiber Optics Specialist course offers advanced training for testing and maintaining fiber optics networks and includes fiber optics testing standards.

In the Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing course, students learn about high-performance splicing and the points necessary to achieve effective splices. Training includes fusion and mechanical splicing of either single or multi-mode fiber optics cables.

Class days run from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Tuition includes test fees and a one-year Fiber Optics Association membership.

For more information, visit our Fiber Optic Training page or contact SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions at (337) 421-6560 or email

About SOWELA Technical Community College

SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The College empowers learners in career and technical education and enables transfer students to pursue a four-year degree, so all learners excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for more than 85 years.

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
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