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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.
  • Operation of industry-related equipment (bucket truck, mini-excavator, etc)

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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 spaces, CPR/First Aid/AED, Flagger, and OSHA 10 safety. Students may also obtain their Class-A Commercial Driver’s License (with an automatic restriction).
  • Resume and job interview assistance are available.
  • Job placement assistance is available. The course is 303 hours.
  • Tower Climbing Certification course coming soon!

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

Program Schedule and Information

Details Cable Installer Applications: 156 hours (86 hours in the classroom/lab, 70 hours online)

Cable Installer Techniques: 147 hours classroom/lab

13 weeks

Course Location Cable Installer Applications classroom: NE-110

Cable Installer Techniques classroom: NE-207

CCFCC North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Current Offering Class Dates

Cable Installer Applications
May 24 – Aug. 25, 2022
Tuesday & Thursday evening from 5 – 8 pm

Cable Installer Techniques
Dates TBD
Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm (with 1-hour break for lunch)


Work Boots (Prior to Start Date):

  • Driving History Record: A non-certified copy may be obtained online at for the cost of $10.75 or you can fill out the DL-DPPA-1 form and mail in. Allow ten working days to receive your record. Print your history after your CDL permit has been issued. It must show on your driving history record. This record must be within the last 30 days.
  • Composite or steel toe
  • Slip-on or lace-up

DOT Physical & Drug Screen

  • NC DMV CDL Info
  • Can be done at your local provider or at Arcpoint Labs

Clean criminal background preferred – no need for copy or proof

Individual employers have the right to select applicants in accordance with their specific policies and procedures. Criminal background checks are completed by most employers. Therefore, CFCC cannot guarantee employment upon graduation.

Please email or bring COPIES of the following:

  • Copy of High School Diploma, Transcript or GED
  • Copy of Valid Driver’s License – can be out-of-state
  • Copy of Medical Certificate – Showing proof of completed DOT physical. Must be kept on your person daily throughout the entire class from start to end date. No exceptions.
  • Copy of DOT Drug Screen Results – This can be emailed to me by the provider.
  • Copy of Class A Commercial Learner Permit
    • Study sections 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6 in the CDL Manual to study for your permit. The following tests must be passed with an 80% or higher: General Knowledge, Combination Vehicles & Air Brakes.
    • Students must have their Class A Commercial Learner Permit prior to the first day of class or they cannot attend the class. The permit is required because we train and test students for their Class A CDL during the program. We accept out-of-state permits.
    • Download the CDL Prep app if you have an iPhone or DMV Genie if you have an Android.


*Students must pay the $190.00 registration fee to secure a spot in the class. Registration will be reimbursed to students upon successful course completion depending on grant fund availability. There is no tuition for this course – only the registration fee. The prices below are approximate.

Item Cost
Registration – Level 1 $190
Registration – Level 2 $190
Textbooks Check CFCC bookstore for pricing
DOT Physical & DOT Drug Screen
Dependent upon provider
$100 & up
Class A CDL Learner Permit Learner permit required before the class starts to obtain CDL during the course $60
Work Boots
Composite or steel toe
Slip-on or lace-up
Required and costs may vary – $200
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