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College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Laser and Optics Technology, A.A.S.

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Offered at Main Campus

Laser and Optics Technology is a 21-month (seven-term) program which includes the nine-month (three-term) Electronic Technician - Laser 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

  1. Interpret, evaluate, and iterate basic electronic circuit schematics.
  2. Practice and execute professional - oral, written, technical, and electronic business communication.
  3. Recognize and implement the components, equipment and hardware used in lasers & optics.
  4. Understand and utilize knowledge of geometric ray theory and wave theory of light.
  5. Recognize and correctly utilize equipment used for laser beam measurement, manipulation, and analysis.
  6. Recognize, evaluate, and execute Laser Safety protocol.
  7. Identify, design, and employ advanced areas of optical system analysis, and execute various laser and optical applications.
  8. Recognize, characterize, & evaluate all categories of laser systems.
  9. Comprehend and employ the basics of laser material processing.
  10. Troubleshoot and maintain laser & optic installations and related equipment utilizing appropriate tools and measuring devices.

Program Total: 83 Credits

Total: 12 Credits

Total: 15 Credits

Term III

Total: 11 Credits

Term IV

Total: 12 Credits

Total: 12 Credits

Term VI

Total: 11 Credits

Total: 10 Credits


*Refer to General Education Course Requirements (A.A.S.)  for approved courses.

*Optional Course(s)

Additional Diplomas and Certificates

Diplomas available within this program include:

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