All households should have access to stream movies and quickly check online for information and news. Manufacturing is becoming more automated and uses those same technologies. Over the next three years, Southwest Tech will provide technical certifications in fiber optics, broadband technologies, and industrial networking to meet local needs. Through TechHire, a Department of Labor grant, Southwest Tech will be able to increase course offerings in areas of in-demand, high tech jobs. Southwest Tech is the only public access certified Fiber Optic Association school in Wisconsin!

Upcoming Certifications:


  • Tuition assistance available, contact us for qualification
  • Earn “preferred hire status” from our employer partners
  • Employer and Community Partners: Mount Horeb Telephone Company, Richland Grant Telephone Cooperative, Schreiber Foods, Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board

*Credits Can Count Toward Associate Degrees:

Credits earned can transfer into the following Southwest Tech programs:

Learn More Today!

Contact Darnell Wiegman
608.822.2651 or toll free 800.362.3322, extension 2651

FOA Lecture Series - Fiber Optics
Free Fiber U self-Study Programs
WSTA Website

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