Offered at Main Campus
Laser and Optics Technology is a 21-month (seven-term) program which includes the nine-month (three-term) Electronic Technician diploma program, plus four terms (12 months) of additional concentration in the major. Students spend more than 40 percent of their time in the lab training on a variety of industrial laser and optical systems. Hands-on laboratory activities are included as an integral part of the program. Graduates will be prepared for a variety of careers in design and manufacturing, materials processing, communications, medical applications, semiconductor fabrication, optical systems, electronics, military applications, sales, education and displays. Excellent job opportunities exist throughout the United States.
Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. This major may be entered at the beginning of the Fall or Spring terms.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Comprehend and execute the concepts of lasers & optics technology.
- Recognize and implement the components, equipment and hardware used in lasers & optics.
- Understand and utilize knowledge of geometric ray and particle theory of light.
- Recognize and use equipment used for laser beam measurement, manipulation, and analysis.
- Recognize, characterize, & evaluate all categories of laser systems.
- Comprehend and employ the basics of laser material processing.
- Understand and utilize the wave theory of light.
- Troubleshoot and solve problems related to laser & optic installation, maintenance, and repair utilizing various hand tools and measuring devices.
- Recognize, evaluate, and execute various laser & optical applications.
- Identify, design, and employ advanced areas of optical system analysis.
- Research, comprehend, evaluate, & execute specified photonics systems and related equipment.
- Recognize, evaluate, and execute Laser Safety protocol.
Program Total: 81 Credits