Fiber Optical Splicer

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A Fiber Optical Splicer utilizes modern telecom technology to splice together fiber optical cable. Combing science and telecom together, Fiber Splicers splice thin strands of flexible glass that allow the transmission of light from one location to the next.

After the splicing of optical cable occurs, these technicians install and trouble shoot the fiber optic system for residential homes (fiber to the home) and commercial businesses.

Above all, these technicians are in high demand across the United States due to the high need of fiber optical cable. The benefits of becoming a Fiber Optical Splicer include:

Benefits of Fiber Splicing

  • Majority of positions available offer on the job training for new employees
  • Great wages where you begin at $16/hr and can easily obtain $20-30/hr
  • Ability to consistently obtain new education and certification that helps your career growth
  • Learn a unique field of study that combines science and telecommunication to create better broadband infrastructure
  • Learn equipment like the Optical Time Delayed Reflectometer to troubleshoot fiber systems
  • Be on the front lines of the telecommunications evolution to fiber

Overall Responsibilities of a Fiber Splicing Technician

Fiber Optic Splicing Technicians master the equipment, tools and technology necessary to splice fine loose tube and ribbon fiber optic cable that is used in the construction of fiber to home, business and commercial sites. As an apprentice, your goal will be to jump in and learn the trade inside and out, becoming a Master Fiber Optic Splicing Technician:

You will learn and understand these principles to Fiber Splicing:

  • Installation, repair and testing of fiber and the different components
  • Understand how to splice loose tube and ribbon fiber in compliance with modern standards
  • Understand how to connect and configure Fiber Optic networks for facilities while also troubleshooting occurring problems
  • Understand how to interpret work orders and prints to determine what is required per project
  • Master the use of splicing technology such as OTDRs, VFL, OLTS
  • Learn the techniques for fusion splicing, termination and OSP installation
  • Learn to work with a team of Splicers to accomplish deadlines and fiber needs

Job Qualifications you will learn a long the way as a Fiber Optical Splicer

As an apprentice, you will obtain initial certifications then learn on the job with experienced Splicers. The senior technician on your team will look and verify your skill level in these areas:

  • Learn the lingo and acronym such as OTDR (Optical time-domain reflectometer)
  • Learn the telecommunications space inside and out from fiber to home, outside plant, engineering, construction and operation
  • Become skilled in fiber optic splicing, testing, repair and common industry trends and compliance
  • Know the differences between loose tube and ribbon fiber optic cable
  • Understand how to correlate information from an OTDR for testing/reporting
  • Learn and become proficient in reading schematics, reports and plans
  • Ability to work outdoors, in splicing labs and other environments

Requirements needed to become a Fiber Splicer Apprentice:

    • Clean background and driver’s license history
    • Mechanical experience in some form is a plus (auto, telecom, electrical, plumbing, military experience)
    • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time

Introduction to Tools and Equipment

NCTI Quick Start Broadband Installer Certification

Job Hazard Safety and Analysis

Fiber Optic Technician

Our school is located in Tampa, FL. We offer scholarships and other options for travel including paid hotel and a stipend for food for each day of our program.
This program is a 7 weeks, 5 day program. There is 7 weeks of online blended learning and a 5 day period of hands on, boot camp style simulation training. Within those 5 days, you will splice, trench and learn what is required for in the field work.

Our New Telecommunications Partnerships

— 5/19/19

  • We partnered with Qualtek Services to help connect our Tower Technician graduates to a career in Cell Tower Infrastructure
  • Our partnership with NCTI allows us to give you online continued training as you need it!
  • With our Broadband Digital diploma, you can specialize in a number of different telecommunications specific jobs

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Enrolled: 40 students
Duration: 110 hours
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Level: Beginner