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SOWELA Offers New Fiber Optics Technician Training

Participants Can Earn Three Certifications in One Week

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – March 7, 2023)

SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering new training options for Fiber Optics Technicians. Participants can earn up to three certifications in one week at currently discounted tuition rates, including Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT), Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance (CFOS/T) and Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S). Classes will be 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 one-day course is Monday, March 20, and costs $500, typically $1,015.

The Fiber Optics Specialist course offers advanced training for testing and maintaining fiber optics networks and includes fiber optics testing standards. The two-day course is offered Thursday and Friday, March 23-24, and costs $450, typically $910.

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. The one-day course is Saturday, March 25, and costs $450, typically $910.

Class days run from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Tuition includes test fees and one year of 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 workforce@sowela.edu.

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 85 years.