TTP315 – 32.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

plant engineering fundamentalsThe 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.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


  • Outside Plant Engineering Overview
  • Basics of Outside Plant
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Staking
  • Cable Schematics
  • Contract/Work Order Preparation
  • Construction/Completion Documentation

Suggested Audience

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.

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: (979) 458-9188 | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811

This is definitely the best class I’ve ever taken through TEEX. I was told before I came that I would need to study beforehand, but after being in the class, I disagree. They covered everything and kept it at a level that everyone could understand. I definitely recommend this to others.

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