Correctional Institution Programs

 Reducing Recidivism

The Fiber School’s training courses for correctional facilities are exceptional among inmate learning programs in their flexible, hands-on approach to technical training.  We have provided thousands of our students with the knowledge and expertise they’ll need to find employment upon release.

With training from FiberOptic.com, inmates will be equipped to find an in-demand, well-paying job in the fiber optic field.  This program has been so successful that one of our institutions has reported it as the most effective inmate training program currently provided.

Hands-On Work Keeps Students Focused

Where other fiber training courses prefer a traditional classroom setting with just textbooks and manuals, FiberOptic.com offers hands-on training to keep students stimulated and on-task.  Our comprehensive program includes working with tools and fiber equipment, vital for providing the experience that students will need for work in the field and offering them better employment opportunities in the future.

Safety and Security are our Priorities

Safety and security are of paramount importance to us, and this equipment comes with an easy-to-use inventory system for keeping track of materials.  Our fiber optic training cases are designed to let you instantly identify any missing tools, creating a protected environment for both the inmates and those around them.  This system has proven so effective that it boasts an unblemished 5-year safety record.


Flexible Training Solutions

Interested in having our instructors handle the training?  FiberOptic.com also offers instructor training through our Class in a Box program, providing you with everything you’ll need to run your own high-quality fiber optics training courses.  You provide the instructors, we’ll bring the tools and expertise.

Customizable Learning Programs

FiberOptic.com offers a wide range of training options to accommodate any budget or grant requirements.  Our classes of typically 15-20 students have ranged from 70 to 120 hours, and we’ll work with you to fit your scheduling needs.  Both the length of the training program and number of class hours per day are also adaptable – we’re ready to custom design the program that works best for you.

Course Objectives

Because of the flexibility our program offers, learning objectives vary based on the needs of the institution.  What we have included below is a list of general course goals to help
familiarize you with what our program can offer.

Certified Fiber Installer training will provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to:

  • Layout, install or maintain fiber optic cabling systems
  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge of fiber optic theory, codes, standards and installation practices

Demonstrate a practical knowledge of individual hands-on skills including:

  • Performing industry standard fiber optic terminations
  • Preparing cables for inside and outside applications
  • Performing fusion splicing and splice tray preparation
  • Testing with the OTDR and optical loss test equipment


More specifically, our training program will prepare students to:

  • Technically explain the fundamental principles and operation of optical fiber, including but not limited to fiber types, data rates and optical carrier requirements, and connectivity points.
  • Ascertain when and where optical fiber technology can be used effectively.
  • Define the most efficient and effective fiber path taking into consideration such variables as the number of access points and whether the system is buried (preferred) or a pole system.
  • Calculate a link budget.
  • Describe and design different fiber topology options.
  • Establish equipment requirements for proper installation and effective operation of optical fiber communication systems.
  • Select the appropriate fiber type for the application (i.e., single versus multimode, number of strands).
  • Successfully install and configure necessary equipment, for example, Ethernet fiber media converters that convert a digital signal to/from an optical signal.
  • Explain and demonstrate the issues, challenges, and appropriate methods for fusion fiber splicing.
  • Functionally describe the various methods of connectorization, identify appropriate connector types for specific applications, and explain the advantages and disadvantages for each.
  • Discuss and demonstrate splice case methods and issues associated with underground and aerial applications (e.g., use of mechanical splices and connectors as a temporary “make-good”).
  • Productively utilize optical fiber equipment (e.g., identify and specify receiving media converter).
  • Select and operate appropriate test equipment for troubleshooting, for example, determining the location of fiber cuts using an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR).
  • Maintain and repair the system and equipment according to system provider and/or Caltrans guidelines.  Develop and demonstrate a working knowledge and skill set for tasks such as fiber splicing.
  • Assess and compare the pros and cons of common alternatives.