Fiber Optic Technician

Fiber Optic Technicians install our internet lines, restore our cable, and ensure our communications operate smoothly. Our short-term Fiber Optic Technician program lets you master real-world skills in a hands-on environment, where you'll learn how to design, install, and repair fiber optic cables to transmit data.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This 20-week program covers a variety of aspects of training from construction to fiber installation in the home. It is embedded with several industry-based credentials necessary to be successful as an entry level employee in this industry, including:

  • Class A CDL
  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Pole Climbing Techniques
  • SMART Defensive Driving
  • NCCER Core
  • AT&T/Corning
  • Pole Top Rescue
  • Fiber Optic Association - CFOS/H
  • Fiber Optic Association - FTTX

WHERE: Acadian Campus in Crowley

WHEN: Class is held Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. for 700 hours of training. Start date TBD.

COST: $11,500 (You may qualify for tuition assistance. Contact 337-521-9028 or workforce@solacc.edu for information).

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 18+.
  • High School, GED or HiSET required.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

"Louisiana is in the midst of a generational opportunity to deliver high-speed internet to every single home and residence by 2030. It is imperative we have a skilled workforce to make this happen. The opportunities are tremendous for fiber technicians and support staff now and in the coming years." --- Chris Disher, Managing Director, Cajun Broadband, Inc.

Whether you want to work at telecommunications companies, cable companies, or computer networking businesses, SoLAcc will prepare you for a life as a Fiber Optic Technician.

Average Salary: $48,240
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana Average Salary 2021)

CONTACT

To discuss tuition assistance options and enrollment steps, fill out this Contact Form, or get in touch with us at:

Economic & Workforce Development Division

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