This FREE five-day, hands-on intensive program gives students the opportunity to earn three certifications from the Fiber Optic Association that are recognized throughout the world, approved by the Department of Labor, and aligned to industry standards. These credentials will remain valid for three years, after which they can be renewed by the student. Students can earn the following certifications: Certified Fiber Optic Technician, Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Splicing, and Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Testing and Maintenance. (Participant requirements: Students must be able to distinguish colors and have good finger dexterity. No prior workforce training is required. )
Training available in Santa Fe August 28 – September 1, 2023, 8 am to 5 pm M - F
Training available in Albuquerque October 16 – 23, 2023, 8 am to 5 pm M - F
This program is facilitated by Santa Fe Community College Department of Continuing Education and Contract Training. Thanks to support from Santa Fe County, the training program is free to Santa Fe County residents. The cost for non-Santa-Fe-County residents is $2500 per student, although scholarships are possible. The City of Albuquerque Broadband Office is partnering with the Santa Fe Community College to bring this fiber optic technician training to Albuquerque in October.
To learn more or apply online, visit www.protecsantafe.com
To download the flyer, click here.
For details on the program in Albuquerque this fall, contact
Catherine Nicolaou , City of Albuquerque Broadband Manager
Updates from the New Mexico Office of Broadband Access and Expansion (OBAE) with Input from communities, broadband advocates, and stakeholders around the state.