Broadband Fiber Optics Technician

This certificate prepares the student for a career as an entry-level telecommunications technician specializing in fiber optics. Students will learn to install, terminate, test, and troubleshoot single-mode and multimode fiber optic cabling systems in a variety of building foundations.



Dates are TBA

Saturdays from 6:30am-2:00pm


Hybrid course in which students complete coursework online and meet in person for hands-on experience

AWC Wellton Manufacturing Training Center


$604.00 for In-state students (tuition/fees only)

$645.00 for Out-of-State students (tuition/fees only)


Field of Interest
Coursework covers topics such as fiber optics theory and principles, broadband technologies, installation, and termination techniques, and splicing and repair procedures. Students will also gain hands-on experience using industry-standard equipment.

Students who successfully complete the course requirements will earn college credit and an occupational certificate from Arizona Western College.

What You'll Learn

Upon completion of the class students will be able to:

  • Install, operate, and maintain fiber optic cable plants used in broadband telecommunications networks.
  • Use industry-standard fiber optics equipment 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fiber optics theory and principles, broadband technologies, installation and termination techniques, and splicing and repair procedures.
  • Identify all basic instruments and tools used in foundations and framing construction.
  • Demonstrate the use and care of foundations and framing instruments and tools. 

Who should take the course? 

Displaced workers looking for valuable training to re-enter the workforce.

Registration Process: Because students earn college credit from Arizona Western College, application and admission to AWC is required.   Interested students will meet with an AZ Quest Grant Coordinator to determine eligibility for the program.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Arizona Quest Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant, funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Labor.  The funding amount for FY23/24 is $2,647,694.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.