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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Optics Technology: CNC, Certificate

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This program is designed to provide students with theoretical and hands-on knowledge of the art and science of conventional manufacturing techniques and training in Computer Numeral Control Programming. Students will have the rare opportunity to learn from industry professionals and acquire skills for an entry-level position in the manufacturing sector of the photonics industry.

Program Outcomes:

  • Examine technical drawings in ISO and military specification formats and relevant tolerances.
  • Apply learned skills to manufacture optical elements based on technical drawings.
  • Manufacture a spherical lens based on a technical drawing.
  • Apply cumulative knowledge to polish optics to laser grade quality
  • Demonstrate proper setup of grinding and polishing of aspheric lenses through discussions, problem0solving, and interactive demonstrations.

First Year

Total Semester Hours: 15

Winter Session

Spring Semester

Total Semester Hours: 15

Summer Session

Total Program Hours: 30

Technical Elective

Choose from any course with a COMS or OPTC designation.

Developmental Courses

Students may need to first take some developmental courses  that are designed to prepare students for the college-level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time. The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.

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