PCC/ CCOG / ELT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ELT 150

Course Number:
ELT 150
Course Title:
Fiber Optics I
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
40
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Origins of Fiber Optics and Fiber Optic solutions for communications. Introduction to design and plant cabling, cable preparation, pulling techniques, termination, splices, and cable testing. Includes cable and closure preparation, fiber cleaving and splicing. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This is the first in a series of courses in applications of Fiber Optics.
Hands on training in the fabrication of cable termination and training in specialized test equipment is included.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  1. Demonstrate fiber optics termination.
  2. Explain the characteristics of Fiber Optics cable.
  3. Operate related test equipment.
  4. Identify applications of fiber optics in industry.
  5. Explain the difference between various connectors.
  6. Discuss a typical cable installation.

Course Activities and Design

In-class activities are made up of lecture, demonstrations, hands-on
activities and discussions. See instructor syllabus for details.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Procedures will be discussed at the first class session and the instructor's
grading policy will be referenced on the class syllabus.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Demonstrate fiber optics termination.
  2. Explain the characteristics of Fiber Optics cable.
  3. Operate related test equipment.
  4. Identify applications of fiber optics in industry.
  5. Explain the difference between various connectors.
  6. Discuss a typical cable installation.