Workforce Development and Community Education: Spring 2023

3 | COVID-19 vaccination requirements for in-person classes at FIBER OPTICS TRAINING CERTIFICATION Course fees include all books and study materials. This program is offered in partnership with BDI DataLynk. For more information, visit or call 512-785-9024. To register, call SUNY Westchester Community College at 914-606-6830 and press 1 or visit us online at Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course (CFOT) Interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician? Prepares you for the CFOT test, sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association), which is given and graded on the final class day. Introduces you to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (Fiber To The Home, LAN/WAN fiber networks), and basic fusion and mechanical splicing. Learn how to identify fiber types; recognize various connectors used in fiber installation; and install, terminate, splice, and properly test installed fiber cable to existing standards. Prerequisites: ability to see and identify small items; ability to speak and read the English language. CE-TECH 2000, M/T/W, Apr. 3-5, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, KNC-5, $925. Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T) Advanced training for anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. Offers a general, easy to understand approach to fiber optics testing standards with hands-on activities, and explains the variety of testing standards, equipment, and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and splicing and how to choose among them. Includes a detailed study of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-14(7)A, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. insertion loss testing, return loss testing, and attenuation testing. Prerequisite: CFOT Course. CE-TECH 2001, W/Th, Apr. 5 & 6, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, KNC-5, $822 (fee includes 3-year membership in the FOA). Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S) Training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of both single and multi-mode fiber optic cables. Both inside and outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized along with inside and outside plant enclosures and splice trays. Suggested Prerequisite: CFOT Course or another formal Fiber Optics Training course within preceding 6 months, or 1-year fiber optics related experience, specifically experience with fiber preparation, termination, and testing and a thorough knowledge of fiber optic safety practices. Note: Anyone can attend this program. However, those wishing to register with the FOA as a Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S) must have taken and passed the Basic CFOT Exam. CE-TECH 2002, Fri., Apr. 7, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, KNC-5, $822 (fee includes 3-year membership in the FOA). Historic Preservation Certificate This is a one-year, non-credit certificate program beginning in the fall. The certificate program serves students and professionals interested in establishing credentials in the area of Historic Preservation in a multitude of job sectors: building trades such as woodworking and stone masonry as well as areas such as historic site management, artifact conservation and more. There is no other certificate program in Historic Preservation offered at a community college in New York State. A total of 140 hours, (field work will be variable), half classwork and half in directed historic preservation fieldwork. One elective is required during the one-year program to fulfill the certificate. Lectures may be taken independently. Register for the entire certificate. All interested students should contact the Program Coordinator, Alan Strauber, at To register for certificate program classes, you must call 914-606-7300 or email Carmen Marrinan at For non-credit course descriptions, visit us at IN-PERSON How Mental Health Can Assist Law Enforcement This seven-week course for law enforcement, will help police officers understand mental health diagnoses. They will learn how to best work with those they may be dealing with in a crisis, criminal situation, or when active in community policing. The bridge with mental health and law enforcement is necessary to assist officers when dealing with Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) and better foster communication with all those they interact with on a daily basis. This course will be taught as an educational and supportive module. At White Plains Education & Training Center CE-LAW 2011WP, T/Sat., Saturdays, Mar. 11 – Apr. 1, 8:00 am-12:00 noon, $350, D Flynn-Capalbo. #20637 Hospitality Industry Certifications (AHLEI / American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute) The hospitality industry is a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodging, food, and drink service, event planning, theme parks, travel, and tourism. This training prepares students for exciting careers in the in-demand hospitality industry by offering certifications in Guest Services, Restaurant Services, Front Desk Representative, or Guest Room Attendant. Call 914-606-6658 today for dates and details! Textbook Required