The Fundamental Engineering Standards for Outside Telecom Plants course provides participants with baseline requirements and other considerations related to the planning and construction of telecommunications outside plant facilities. During the course, participants study outside plant engineering procedures and determine all required technological standards necessary to construct a modern outside plant cable facility. Areas discussed during training include conducting a needs analysis specific to the facility desired (copper and/or fiber cable), staking the design, and providing oversight of construction. Training received during the course covers the most appropriate outside plant design for a given situation using current RUS specifications and industry standards. Once training is completed, participants will have drafted a design for a buried plant project.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
TopicsOutside Plant Engineering Overview+Basics of Outside Plant+Planning+Design+Staking+Cable Schematics+Contract/Work Order Preparation+Construction/Completion Documentation
This course is designed for new plant or engineering employees of a telephone utility operation, experienced telephone installation and repair personnel, or other industry personnel familiar with telephone operations requiring a foundation in the basics of telecommunications outside plant engineering.