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Fiber Optic Cable Installer

Start a rewarding and high paying career as a fiber optic cable installer or technician!

You’ll learn the basic skills and knowledge required of an entry-level installer/technician:

  • Fundamental principles of cabling for both copper and fiber optic systems
  • Standards and codes for telecommunications, transmission principles, installation, termination, testing, retrofitting, pathways and spaces, grounding, bonding and protection, fire stopping, and life safety and field coordination.
  • Splicing, bonding, and terminating techniques.

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What you get

  • Training to become an entry-level cable installer.
  • Academic and field skills necessary for entry-level workers.
  • On-the-job safety training.
  • Training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Confined space training
  • Job placement assistance is available.

The course is limited to 15 students. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program Schedule and Information

There are aerial (work below neutral) and non-aerial positions in the Fiber field. We recommend taking our Electrical Lineworker course before or after your Fiber Training to provide you with additional job opportunities. Additional credentials received in the Electrical Lineworker program include Climbing Certificate, CDL Class A License, OSHA 10, PipePlus 811, Heartsaver (CPR/AED/First Aid), and Flagger. Registration for the Cable Installer Applications (Fiber) course is $190.

Course Location CFCC North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
Offering Information We will schedule a Fiber course between our Electrical Lineworker courses.

Upcoming Fiber Course

March 20-March 31, 2023

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Tentative Future Dates

June 19 – June 30, 2023
September 2023 (Date TBD)
Dec. 6-19, 2023

Electrical Lineworker Course Dates If you are looking to stack your fiber course with the Electrical Lineworker course, here are the upcoming dates:

April 3 – June 13, 2023
July 5 – Sept. 13, 2023
Sept. 25 – Dec. 5, 2023

Learn more about the Electrical Lineworker program .

Clean criminal background preferred – no need for copy or proof

Individual employers have the right to select applicants by their specific policies and procedures. Most employers complete criminal background checks. Therefore, CFCC cannot guarantee employment upon graduation.

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