Gipson Fiber Optic Services, Inc. offers hands-on training seminars for IT professionals, contractors, governmental agencies, educational institutions, and telephone company technicians, conducted on-site for the convenience of the client company. The course, while following the FOA school guidelines, are customized to include information specific to the needs of the client. Please call 316-721-3096 to discuss your training needs. At this time, we only offer training for groups sponsored by an organization. We do not conduct classroom training for individual students. Individuals wanting training classes should contact the FOA for a list of schools holding classes.
Gipson Fiber Optic Services, is proud to to be approved by the The Fiber Optic Association, Inc. (school #337) to offer training and certification. The FOA is an international non-profit professional society for the fiber optic industry, and has to date certified over 50,000 CFOT's (Certified Fiber Optic Technicians) worldwide. The FOA CFOT and the CFOS/O certifications are recognized by the US Department of Labor. To learn more about the FOA , visit their website at www.thefoa.org
TRAINING CLASSES CURRENTLY OFFERED:
Fiber Optic Technology (CFOT class)
1. Safety with fiber optics in testing, construction, and splicing, cleaning of connectors
All attendees have the opportunity to take the FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician Exam. The exam is based on the information presented in this class. Upon successful completion of the examination and the lab exercises, the tech will receive a certificate of completion from Gipson Fiber Optics, a certificate from the FOA, then will be mailed a card from the Fiber Optic Association, with a certification number and one years membership in the Fiber Optics Association, all included in the price of the class. If the tech does not wish to take the exam, he will receive a certificate of completion from Gipson Fiber Optics.
Fiber Optic Technology for Telephone Technicians (CFOT&CFOS/O)
1. Safety with fiber optics in testing, construction, and splicing
FIBER OPTIC RESTORATION COURSE
A one day class conducted at the client's facility to give technicians hand's on training on how to restore a cut or damaged cable. We can use the equipment the client already owns and give the techs training on the cable and gear they will actually be using. If no equipment is owned by the client, we will bring all the gear necessary for training. Certificate awarded.
TESTING FIBER OPTICS
A one or two day class conducted on site at the client's facility, or at locations advertised throughout the year. If conducted on-site, we can use the equipment the client already owns and give the techs training on the gear they will actually be using. If no equipment is owned by the client, we will bring all the gear necessary for training, OTDRs, and other test equipment. Certificate awarded.
In the two day class, we do additional training on the clients actual cable plant, hands on testing in the field, examining their test documentation and interpreting what that information means, instruction and counsel on selection of test equipment that they might wish to purchase, buying used equipment advantages and cautions, and other subjects that the client wants addressed. Certificate awarded.
FIBER OPTIC TECHNICIAN REQUALIFICATION COURSE
Designed to keep the technician refreshed and up-to-date, this course is a two or three day visit to the Client's site, during which we review the following subjects
The class for the technicians lasts one day, with a certificate awarded. If there are several technicians, then another day is added. The technicians are then divided into two groups, one team going through the course the first day, with the second group handling trouble tickets, allowing the training group to totally focus on the training. The second day is for training the second group.
Day 3 (or 2 if only 1 group of technicians) is spent evaluating the tools, splicing gear, test instruments, hand tools, test jumpers, splicing trailers, vans, tents, and all the other items used by the fiber team. Suggestions will be made about maintenance, calibration, replacement, and additions to the equipment. Routine maintenance might be done on some of the items at the time of evaluation. This evaluation will take place with the instructor and the lead tech responsible for the fiber cable, or the outside plant manager. A written report will be created that can be shared with management in order to facilitate possible improvements.
Please note: Our classes are strictly non-vendor specific. We offer professional instruction and non-biased information, not sales pitches, and we do not sell equipment or tools. We are happy to help you with any purchasing decisions free of ties to any one manufacturer or brand. We work for you.
Our small class size and emphasis on hands-on instruction makes the most of your training investment. Cost effective on site training helps you improve your whole team while maintaining your customer service!
Thank you for your interest!
"Extremely impressed with instructor's knowledge and ability to articulate that knowledge. The class was very valuable and informative." Monroe, LA
"The class was very good, complete...especially liked the hands-on" Kearney, NE
"The information provided was very consistent with what I expected and more! The training was easy to follow and very helpful when I return to work. It was great that you were all very helpful and patient." Poteau, OK
"Hands on was great... learned a lot of shortcuts and tips" Burlington, KS
"The instructor presented the material in easy to understand ways and was right to the point." Jackson, MS
"I was very impressed and learned a lot. Thanks for a super job." Little Rock, AR